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Danbury is in Fairfield County, Connecticut, 70 miles away from New York City, in the New York metro area. It had a population of 80,893 in 2010. Danbury is the fourth largest city in Fairfield County, and seventh largest in Connecticut. The city was named for the home town of many of the early settlers (Danbury, England) and is nicknamed the Hat City, because of its history in the hat industry-- manufacturing a quarter of America's hats at one point.