There are 20,457 households out of which 38.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% are married couples living together, 9.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% are non-families.
22.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older.
When they left the following evening, the entire town lay in ruins, burned to the ground as punishment for Fairfield's support of the rebel cause.
10 years later, President George Washington noted that after traveling through Fairfield that "the destructive evidences of British cruelty are yet visible both in Norwalk and Fairfield; as there are the chimneys of many burnt houses standing in them yet." Fairfield recovered slowly from the burning, but soon after the end of the war its houses and public buildings had all been rebuilt.
As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 59,404; In 1635, Puritans and Congregationalists in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, were dissatisfied with the rate of Anglican reform, and sought to establish an ecclesiastical society subject to their own rules and regulations.
The Massachusetts General Court granted them permission to settle in the towns of Windsor, Wethersfield, and Hartford which is an area now known as Connecticut.
Fairfield became the home of the corporate headquarters of General Electric (GE), one of the world's largest companies.
It borders the city of Bridgeport and towns of Trumbull, Easton, Weston, and Westport along the Gold Coast of Connecticut.The population density is 1,927 people per square mile (744/km²).There are 21,648 housing units at an average density of 703 per square mile (277/km²).Gold Selleck Silliman, whose home still stands on Jennings Road, was put in charge of the coastal defenses.In the spring of 1779, he was kidnapped from his home by Tory forces in preparation for a British raid on Fairfield County, his wife, Mary Silliman watched from their home as, on the morning of July 7, 1779, approximately 2,000 enemy troops landed on Fairfield Beach near Pine Creek Point and proceeded to invade the town.Even during the Depression, the town kept expanding.