Fairfield County


10,718

lawsuits from January 2019 to August 2021

99.3%

of defendants did not have legal representation

78.9%

of lawsuits resulted in default judgments


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Top Debt Collectors

Out of 198 debt collectors in Fairfield County, the top 5 (2.5%) are responsible for 7,521 (70.2%) of 10,718 lawsuits.

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Debt Collection Lawsuits By Year

June typically has the most debt collection lawsuits filed each year, with an average of 436 filings, accounting for 11.0% of the filings for the year. Since the pandemic started, the average debt collection lawsuits in a given month have increased by 41.0% compared to pre-pandemic filings.

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Geography of Debt Collection Lawsuits

Fairfield County is split into 209 tracts. On the map you can see the number of lawsuits corresponding to each Census Tract.

Lawsuit filings since January 2019
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Overview of Lawsuits by Census Tract

The table to the right shows data for the 209 census tracts in Fairfield County. Use the search below to find a specific tract.

Last updated: August 2021

NameLawsuitsLawsuits Trend
Jan '19 - Aug '21
Default Judgments
Census Tract 804
224160
Census Tract 731
196141
Census Tract 729
182134
Census Tract 728
178125
Census Tract 723
167122
Census Tract 737
156116
Census Tract 438
142100
Census Tract 801
137100
Census Tract 744
13298
Census Tract 721
12997

Debt Collection Lawsuits by Neighborhood Demographics

Census tracts have been categorized by ther racial/ethnic majority, based on data from the American Community Survey.

Neighborhoods by Racial Majority

  • White: 78.9% of neighborhoods, 61.2% of lawsuits

  • No Majority: 9.6% of neighborhoods, 18.8% of lawsuits

  • Latinx: 10.0% of neighborhoods, 15.1% of lawsuits

  • Black: 1.4% of neighborhoods, 4.9% of lawsuits

Difference from Proportionate Filings Based on Neighborhood Racial Majority Proportions

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Proportionate Filings

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