TABLE T9

JOURNEY TO WORK FROM
RESIDENCE IN NEW FAIRFIELD, CT

STATEWIDE DETAILS FOR 2000

NEW FAIRFIELD STATISTICS WITHIN REGIONAL OVERVIEW

 

From New Fairfield To
Work Site In:
2010
Trips
2000
Trips
1990
Trips
1980
Trips
2010
% Trips
2000
% Trips
1990
% Trips
1980
% Trips
Danbury   1714 2235 1506   24.4 33.7 32.9
N.Y. State   1697 1485 1229   24.2 22.4 26.8
New Fairfield   1288 1115 527   18.4 16.8 11.5
Stamford   270 107 102   3.9 1.6 2.2
Ridgefield   231 207 89   3.3 3.1 1.9
New Milford   180 106 57   2.6 1.6 1.2
Brookfield   166 241 177   2.4 3.6 3.9
Bethel   157 227 173   2.2 3.4 3.8
Newtown   126 126 39   1.8 1.9 0.9
Norwalk   123 125 82   1.8 1.9 1.8
From New Fairfield To
Work Site In:
2010
Trips
2000
Trips
1990
Trips
1980
Trips
2010
% Trips
2000
% Trips
1990
% Trips
1980
% Trips
Greenwich   94 64 185   1.3 1.0 4.0
Bridgeport   81 6 0   1.2 0.1 N/A
Wilton   68 72 102   1.0 1.1 2.2
Westport   67 45 13   1.0 0.7 0.3
Fairfield   61 49 0   0.9 0.7 N/A
Southbury   60 53 29   0.9 0.8 0.6
Trumbull   39 33 0   0.6 0.5 N/A
Redding   33 5 15   0.5 0.1 0.3
Shelton   31 14 0   0.4 0.2 N/A
All Other   526 219 247   7.5 3.3 5.4
Total   7012 6626 4583 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%


TO NEW YORK STATE
WORK SITE FROM NEW FAIRFIELD, CT

From New Fairfield To
Work Site In:
2010
Trips
2000
Trips
1990
Trips
1980
Trips
2010
% Trips
2000
% Trips
1990
% Trips
1980
% Trips
Westchester Co., NY   953 817 N/A   13.6 12.3 N/A
Manhattan., NY   243 211 86   3.5 3.2 1.9
Putnam Co., NY   184 211 N/A   2.6 3.2 N/A
Dutchess Co., NY   89 88 N/A   1.3 1.3 N/A
Queens Co., NY   58 70 N/A   0.8 1.1 N/A
Bronx Co., NY   37 54 N/A   0.5 0.8 N/A
Other NY   133 34 N/A   1.9 0.5 N/A
Total   1697 1485 1229   24.2% 22.4% 26.8%


Source: Census Bureau. Work at home included in data.

WHERE NEW FAIRFIELD, CT'S EMPLOYED RESIDENTS GO TO WORK:
Stay To Work In New Fairfield Itself: The percentages of employed residents remaining in New Fairfield each day for work has historically been very low compared to other towns. This is due to New Fairfield's somewhat remote location in the Region, off of the major transportation arteries, making it a residential enclave but not a job center. The stay-in-town figure was 18% in 1970 falling to 12% in 1980 but then rising to 17% in 1990 and to 18% in 2000.

Outflow From New Fairfield To Nearby Municipalities: As New Fairfield is a residential town adjacent to the large economy of Danbury, it is not surprising that more 2000 work trips were made to Danbury (1,714 or 24%) than to any other location.

The next highest location was to points in adjacent New York State (1,697 or 24%, of which 953 trips were to Westchester County, 243 to Manhattan and another 184 to Putnam County), followed by trips originating and ending right in New Fairfield itself (1,288 or 18%). Just these three destinations alone accounted for 67% of employed New Fairfield resident's 2000 work trips.

The 1990-2000 trend shows a lessening in the strong dependence of New Fairfield upon Danbury for employment opportunities, coupled with an increase in the percentage of work trips remaining within New Fairfield itself and to Stamford and New York State.

As in most neighboring communities the 1970-2000 trend is for employed New Fairfield residents to be less dependent upon jobs within the Housatonic Valley Region for their livelihood, with 70% working in the Region in 1970, then 56% in 1980, 64% in 1990 and then 55% (3,881) in 2000.

 
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