Contact Us
Fairfield Daily Voice serves Fairfield & Southport

Menu

Fairfield Daily Voice serves Fairfield & Southport

Nearby Towns

news

Fairfield County Called The Most Unequal Place In America

A fire in a four-apartment building left a sad scene Lindley Street in Bridgeport last winter.
A fire in a four-apartment building left a sad scene Lindley Street in Bridgeport last winter. Photo Credit: Salvatore Trifilio, File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. - A recent study by Business Insider shows that in addition to Fairfield County being the wealthiest county in the country, it is also the most unequal place.

The study specifically notes that as of 2012, Bridgeport's per capita income was $19,743, with nearly a quarter of residents living below the poverty line, according to the US Census Bureau. However, the same year in Greenwich the per capita income was $83,270 and only 7.1 percent of residents live below the poverty line.

The top 5 percent of Fairfield County residents possess nearly 30 percent of the county's income, while the bottom 20 percent own just 2.3 percent, according to the Business Insider ranking.

Read the full result of the study on Business Insider here.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Fairfield Daily Voice!

Serves Fairfield & Southport

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.