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New Canaan Pays Highest State Income Taxes At $24K Per Person

Seven towns in Fairfield County are among the highest income tax payers in Connecticut.
Seven towns in Fairfield County are among the highest income tax payers in Connecticut. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Seven Fairfield County towns and cities were among the Top 10 total taxpayers in Connecticut for 2013, according to The Hartford Courant.

Those Top 10 municipalities -- Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Westport and Fairfield along with Milford, Glastonbury and West Hartford -- paid nearly $2.18 billion to the state in taxes, the Courant said. The 113 towns at the bottom of the list paid less -- $2.16 billion, the Courant said.

The top two in total payment? Greenwich at $642 million, with Stamford as a distant second at $297 million, the Courant said.

Per person, New Canaan residents paid the most income tax with an average of $24,760, with Greenwich right behind averaging $24,209 per person, The Hartford Courant said.

Other locales did plenty to feed revenue to the state, according to The Courant:

  • Darien, at $20,305 per person
  • Westport, $15,781
  • Weston, $15,552
  • Wilton, $12,388
  • Ridgefield, $9,810
  • Easton, $8,976
  • Redding, $8,305
  • Fairfield, $7,653
  • Stamford, $5,088
  • Norwalk, $3,307
  • Danbury, $1,885,
  • Bridgeport, at $938, the second lowest in the state with only Hartford residents averaging less.

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