The 2 fastest-growing Cities in Connecticut

Travel Maven

According to the US Census Bureau, Connecticut is the 29th most populous state in America, with a population of 3.6 million residents.

As a state close to two major cities boasting a gorgeous coastline and mountain ranges to the North, it's no wonder that people like to call the Constitution State home.

Lifelong residents of Connecticut may think of cities like Hartford, New Haven, and Bridgeport as being the most populous but data shows there are some surprising places growing much faster than others.

Keep reading to find out which two cities people have been flocking to in record numbers recently.

1. Stamford

Located just under an hour from midtown Manhattan via train, Stamford has seen a 10.5% increase in population since 2010 when the population was just 122,643. Today it has grown to 135,470 people. Stamford is now considered the 2nd largest city in Connecticut, just behind Bridgeport. The city has surpassed long-standing population giants like Hartford and New Haven.

Stamford is a hybrid city meaning that although it is located in close proximity to a major city, and is considered a city in its own right, it still maintains a calm suburban environment for people who want a bit more space to raise a family–making Stamford a very attractive place to live for younger and older people alike.
Neighborhood in StamfordHenry Feinelberg/Unsplash

2. Danbury

A bustling town located on the border of New York State, Danbury occupies a desirable location close to many other cities including Bridgeport, Norwalk, New Haven, Poughkeepsie, and New York City. The population has increased by 7% since 2010 bringing Danbury's population from 80,893 people to 86,518 people according to 2020 census data.

Danbury has made the top 100 list of best places to live in America in 2021 according to Livability. The city offers the perfect dash of rural life due to its close proximity to the Berkshire Mountains and Bear Mountain Reservation. Despite this, Danbury still boasts a bustling downtown scene complete with tons of shopping, top-notch health care, and lots of art and entertainment options.
Downtown DanburyOliver Katz/Unsplash

What do you think about this data? Will these cities continue to see growth like this in the coming decade or eventually decline? Give your valuable opinion in the comment section, and if you think more people should read this article, share it on social media amongst your friends and family.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational and educational purposes only.

Comments / 20

Published by

food + travel guides in your state and beyond.

New Jersey State

More from Travel Maven

Comments / 0