Greater Danbury
Map of Greater Danbury
Map of Greater Danbury
CountryUnited States
Largest cityDanbury
 • Total430.8 sq mi (1,116 km2)
 • Total264,621[1]
 • Rank185th in the U.S.
 • Density1,400.3/sq mi (540.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (Eastern Daylight Time)

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. The area is also home to Candlewood Lake, the largest lake in the New York metropolitan area.[2]


New England City and Town Area

The U.S. Census Bureau defines the metropolitan area of Danbury as the Danbury Metropolitan NECTA. It consists of the city of Danbury plus the towns of Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Roxbury, and Sherman for a total of 9 municipalities.[3] As of 2019, the population of the Danbury NECTA was 193,427.[4]

Western Connecticut Region

The Danbury NECTA is located within the area administered by the Western Connecticut Council of Governments, and is part of the Housatonic Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization.[5][6]

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.

List of Municipalities

Municipalities within the area known as "Greater Danbury", include:


  1. ^ Greater Danbury Needs Assessment
  2. ^ Area defined as "Greater Danbury"
  3. ^[bare URL spreadsheet file]
  4. ^ "Census profile: Danbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA".
  5. ^ Western Connecticut Council of Governments
  6. ^ Housatonic Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization