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Fairfield County dominates 2017 list of largest grand lists

When it comes to the grand lists of Connecticut’s municipalities, Fairfield County dominated the 2017 results, with eight of the top 10 rankings held by the region’s deep-pocketed localities.

According to data from the state’s Office of Policy and Management, Greenwich had the largest grand list in Connecticut last year at $32.9 billion. Greenwich’s grand list, which covers all taxable property including land, buildings and vehicles, was significantly higher than second-ranked Stamford and its $21.5 billion grand list.

Other Fairfield County localities at the top of the chart included Norwalk ($12.3 billion), Westport ($11.2 billion), Fairfield ($10.9 billion), Darien ($8.6 billion), New Canaan ($8.3 billion) and Danbury ($7.9 billion). The only top 10 localities outside of Fairfield County were ninth-ranked Milford ($6.7 billion) and tenth-ranked New Haven ($6.7 billion).

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Phil Hall's writing for Westfair Communications has earned multiple awards from the Connecticut Press Club and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. He is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News and the author of 11 books (including the upcoming "100 Years of Wall Street Crooks," published by Bicep Books). He is also the host of the SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show," co-host of the WAPJ-FM talk show "Nutmeg Chatter" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill's Congress Blog, Profit Confidential, The MReport and StockNews.com. Outside of journalism, he is also a horror movie actor - usually playing the creepy villain who gets badly killed at the end of each film.

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