According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fairfield is the most densely populated county in the entire Nutmeg State and Litchfield County is the least densely populated County in CT.

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In most comparisons, it's not even close. We are also first in total population. Below are the total population figures from the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau.

1 - Fairfield County - 957,419

2 - Hartford County - 899,498

3 - New Haven County - 864,835

4 - New London County - 268,555

5 - Litchfield County - 185,186

6 - Middlesex County - 164,245

7 - Tolland County - 149,788

8 - Windham County - 116,418

They broke those numbers down into persons per square mile to determine the density figures and again, we were #1. Here is the list:

1 - Fairfield County - 1,531.9 people per square mile

2- New Haven County - 1,431.1 people per square mile

3 - Hartford County - 1,223.9 people per square mile

4 - Middlesex County - 447.7 people per square mile

5 - New London County - 403.8 people per square mile

6 - Tolland County - 365.0 people per square mile

7 - Windham County - 227.0 people per square mile

8 - Litchfield County - 201.2 people per square mile

U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau

Forget these numbers, they have to be higher now with the influx of outsiders that moved here during the pandemic. These are 2020 Census figures which means they were released in 2020, they could have been gathered in 1974.

And you wonder why you can't get a coffee around here, in under an hour. Which by the way, there are no good "drive-thru" places to get a coffee in Danbury. Don't believe me? OK, try Saturday, 9 am and go to either of the Dunkin' Donuts on Main Street, either the North or South end and give it a shot, you'll regret it.

How about rolling the dice at Hayestown Road, nope! You will fail there too. North Street Starbucks? Swing and a miss, maybe the dumbest idea you've had yet. Newtown Road? Fat chance, the best bet in Danbury is the Dunkin' Donuts on Germantown Road and if you catch that line at the wrong time you are screwed there too.

Although all of that is true, this still does nothing to move me off my point that this is one of the great regions of the world. Let's call the coffee line a con but then look at the bigger picture, I want options and here in the Greater-Danbury area, we have them.

Right now I live in Downtown Danbury, in the heart of density and intensity. I have something to do every weekend within walking distance of my place, I have great restaurants all around me, there is plenty to do.

If, in five years I decide I no longer want the intensity of the density, I move to New Milford which is in Litchfield County and the heart of the least densely populated county  in CT. I can move there without changing my job, I don't have to make new friends or my doctor, it's beautiful.

There is something for everyone here, including the multiple personalities I've grown inside me, like a garden of crazy people. I also happen to be a car ride away from New York, Boston, Hartford, a million casinos and some great beaches, I don't know what to  tell you if you don't like it here except move to Florida with the rest of the mutants.

P.S. That was an unnecessary shot taken at Florida there but I've become known for it so I felt obligated to add that.

13 Dead Giveaways That You're Not From the Danbury Area

There is no great way to do this without laying out the boundaries. For the purposes of getting eyeballs on it, I said "Danbury Area" but we all know that this extends beyond. This is an odd place, and we all have a lot in common that we don't talk about because it's pointless to.

So, this list is for Danbury, Brookfield, Bethel, Ridgefield, Newtown, New Milford, New Fairfield, Brewster, Mahopac, Carmel, Somers and I guess we will include North Salem but only if you promise not to get cute with me. 

Being from the Greater Danbury Area means a lot of things and we can all identify them without having to ask too many questions or probe too deep. We can spot an outsider from a mile away. If you are attempting to blend, good luck and beware of the following.

These are 13 Dead Giveaways That You're Not From the Greater-Danbury Area.

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This season is underway at the Danbury Ice Arena and it began in victorious fashion. I was in the Arena for Friday and Saturday's games and I experienced the entire thing for you. Once you are done checking this out, you are going to buy tickets, that is not a threat, it's just what is going to happen.

There is something for everyone inside that arena, even if you don't like hockey. There were a ton of activities to be a part of in the Arena, even if you don't like hockey. That's not my style, if I go for a game I want to watch it but all the extras don't hurt the experience one bit,

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