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Fairfield County Ranks Among U.S. Metros With The Most Mansions

A mansion in Connecticut can set you back $5 million or more, especially along Long Island Sound.
A mansion in Connecticut can set you back $5 million or more, especially along Long Island Sound. Photo Credit: SmartAsset

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- In a new study by SmartAsset of the U.S. metro areas with the most mansions, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk metro takes the No. 4 spot.

About 1.37 percent of houses in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk metro have at least five bedrooms and at least 15 rooms total, making it one of seven metros to break the 1 percent mark in the analysis. 

Fairfield County has long been one of the wealthiest areas in the nation, and many of the region’s mansions cost upwards of $5 million, according to the study. 

As of 2014, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk metro area’s median household income was $85,925. That’s 60 percent higher than the national average. 

To find the cities with the most mansions, SmartAsset analyzed Census Bureau survey data on people living in America’s largest 100 metro areas. It calculated the percentage of owner-occupied homes that have at least five bedrooms and 15 rooms total. The total includes living spaces only, not storage closets, bathrooms or hallways.

Utah takes the Top 3 spots in the ranking of metro area with the most mansions. Provo-Orem, which has one of the strongest regional economies in the nation, came out on top, with Ogden-Clearfield at No. 2 and Salt Lake City at No. 3, according to SmartAsset. 

Those who are in the market for a mansion can use SmartAsset's mortgage comparison tool to compare mortgage rates from the top banks and find the one that best suits their needs. Compare mortgage rates by clicking here.

The mission of SmartAsset is transparency through technology. SmartAsset uses software and data to provide answers to financial questions.

For more information on the SmartAsset study, click here.

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