Greater Danbury

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Greater Danbury, also known as the Housatonic Valley Region, is a region in the state of Connecticut centered on the city of Danbury. It consists of the city of Danbury and adjacent towns in the areas around the Housatonic River and the Still River.

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New England City and Town Area

The U.S. Census Bureau defines the metropolitan area of Danbury as the Danbury NECTA.1 It consists of the city of Danbury plus the towns of Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, and Sherman for a total of eight towns.2 As of the 2000 census, the population of the Danbury NECTA was 155,304.

Housatonic Valley Region

The area administered by the Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials includes the towns in the Danbury NECTA plus the towns of Redding and Ridgefield for a total of ten towns.

Danbury Labor Market Area

As defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the labor market area of Danbury includes the towns in the Housatonic Valley Region plus the towns of Roxbury and Washington for a total of twelve towns.

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