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Census data has been released.  Fairfield County is the most diverse of the state’s eight counties, with a white population of 61 percent. Bethel’s population grew 9.5 percent in the past 10 years. Danbury’s population grew by 7 percent.  Redding had the biggest population drop, about 4.3 percent over the past decade.  Several other towns saw their numbers go down: New Fairfield, Newtown, Sherman and New Milford.  Brookfield recorded growth.  Danbury had the second-highest net growth of any municipality in Connecticut, behind only Stamford, adding 5,625 residents.  Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, who chaired the state’s 2020 Complete Count Committee, said in a statement that Connecticut had a 99.9% overall response rate to the Census.

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