Danbury is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, located approximately 39 miles (63 km) northeast of New York City, making it part of the New York metropolitan area. Danbury's population at the 2010 census was 80,893. Danbury was settled by colonists in 1685, when eight families moved from what are now Norwalk and Stamford, Connecticut. The Danbury area was then called Pahquioque by its namesake, the Algonquian-speaking Pahquioque Native Americans (they are believed to have been a band of the Paugusset people), who occupied lands along the Still River. Bands were often identified by such geographic designation but they were associated with the larger nation by culture and language). The general court called the town Danbury in 1687 and appointed a committee to lay out the new town's boundaries. A survey was made in 1693, and a formal town patent was granted in 1702. Danbury became a centre for hat making and became known as the "Hat City" and the "Hatting Capitol of the World". These days nearly 90% of employers work in the service industry. Summers are hot and humid, while winters are cold with significant snowfall.