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A+ Danbury Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Danbury Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% higher than Connecticut
Danbury
12727% more expensive than the US average
Connecticut
12020% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Danbury cost of living
A Danbury Crime Total crime is 26% lower than Connecticut
Total crime
1,48146% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6846% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-18%Year over year crime is down
Danbury crime
C- Danbury Employment Household income is 6% lower than Connecticut
Median household income
$67,43022% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$31,9407% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%12% higher than the US average
Danbury employment
F Danbury Housing Home value is 6% higher than Connecticut
Median home value
$286,40055% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,32540% higher than the US average
Home ownership
59%7% lower than the US average
Danbury real estate or Danbury rentals
F Danbury Schools HS graduation rate is 8% lower than Connecticut
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
41%17% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:119% lower than the US average
Danbury K-12 schools or Danbury colleges

Living in Danbury, CT

Danbury, Connecticut is a moderately-sized city with a population of 83,890 inhabitants. More than a quarter of the residents of Danbury identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 26% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. Danbury has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 71% of the population is classified as married and 59% have kids.

Without the right tools, moving to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Danbury, Connecticut could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. The best areas in Danbury and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, cost of living, weather, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Connecticut and national averages.

Using data and statistics Danbury has received a livability score of 63/100. This score is ranked in the 31st percentile when compared to all other cities. If we check out each of the categories on their own, we see that Danbury ranks well for amenities (A+) and crime (A-). There is at least one category that did not score well in Danbury. The following was graded with a disappointing score: cost of living (F), weather (D-), education (F) and housing (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Danbury on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Danbury Railway Museum, Tarrywile Park & Mansion, and Military Museum of Southern New England.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Danbury gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 190 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Danbury is real estate affordability. The median home price for Danbury homes is $286,400, which is 6.3% higher than the Connecticut average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Danbury, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.3, which is 13.2% higher than the Connecticut average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Danbury will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Danbury, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 4.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.1%.

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Historic Hat City

Attractions10/10
Community10/10
Nightlife9/10
Dining10/10
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Danbury is one of Connecticut's hidden gems. Once a town and now a bustling city with plenty to do and to see. Not to mention, you can head back and forth from Grand Central from Danbury, taking approximately 1.5h. Once arriving at the Danbury train station you'll be able to stop into the historic Railway museum and see the Uncle Sam statue erected there, which once stood at the Danbury Fair.

Speaking of the Danbury Fair, a huge mall now stands on those grounds. There you can shop at many stores from lower to higher-end. The great foodie areas start there and spread across town to Danbury's historic Main Street. Throughout the years Danbury has been able to preserve the city's history and update to accommodate modern conveniences.

Last great stop in Danbury is Tarrywile Park & Mansion, which provides the community with excellent walking trails and untouched nature.
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A Hip Town Getting Hipper By The Minute

Attractions10/10
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Nightlife9/10
Dining9/10
Shopping10/10
Danbury is one of those cities that one is lucky to find a few times in one's life time. It is like Astoria in then 1990's, but with a cool vibe that also includes families, hip retirees, artists, musicians and folks that love their Country.Every year, gets better here. Danbury is the best kept secret in Fairfield County!
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Danbury, CT - Truly Historic

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Nightlife6/10
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A friend's invitation brought me to Danbury, CT. Despite being in Connecticut, Danbury is very much part of the New York Metropolitan Area, as it's about 60 miles from midtown Manhattan.

I hopped on a Metro North Train at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan and ended up in Danbury in just over an hour. My friend greeted me at the station, which is located right in downtown Danbury. Since it was in the afternoon, grabbing lunch for my hungry stomach was the first priority. We headed into his favorite restaurant, the Tuscano Bar and Grill.

After lunch, I enjoyed a walk along Main Street, as I studied carefully the historic 19th century buildings, which reminded me of those in SoHo and other classic Manhattan neighborhoods. Of course, there were plenty of boutiques and small window shops as well. Being a history buff, I had to explore local history at the Danbury Museum and Danbury Railway Museum, which are both located nearby in downtown.

What I loved about Danbury is that it has a mix of a historic and modern atmosphere. I couldn't help but notice the active presence of multiple high tech companies in the area. Tucked away behind all of this is an array of quiet and green lined residential neighborhoods, where I ended my day at my friend's house.
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Source: The Danbury, CT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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