The U.S. Census Bureau released a first-of-its-kind report this week, which found that the Stamford-Bridgeport-Norwalk metro area has the highest concentration of super-rich households in the nation.
As we report in Wednesday’s newspaper, “the report found that 17.9 percent of households in the area, which covers the exact same territory as Fairfield County, have incomes in the top 5 percent nationally. That means that roughly 18 in 100 homes in Southwestern Connecticut had earnings above $191,469 per year in 2011 dollars over the five-year span between January, 2006 and November, 2011.”
But which towns anchored our area? The answer is simple: It’s the usual suspects.
Since we don’t have access to as much data as the Census Bureau has at its fingertips, we used the most comparable cutoff we could find to define super-rich for the purpose of this purely unscientific blog post — the percentage of homes in each Fairfield County town earning $200,000 or more.
With that in mind, here’s the top three towns with the highest concentration of 5 percenters: Continue reading