Stamford

Welcome to Stamford, a vibrant coastal community along Connecticut's shoreline. Home to approximately 137,566 citizens, Stamford covers an area of 52.09 square miles, of which 37.62 square miles is land and 14.41 square miles is water. Incorporated in 1893 and is most famous for being home to the electric dryer and shaver industry. Stamford is the State’s largest city by area and is the fastest-growing city in the state with a rapidly growing millennial population. Conveniently located 25 miles northeast of New York City and 40 miles southwest of New Haven. The state's capital, Hartford, is just 90 miles to the north. Stamford's motto is "The City That Works!" and it lives up to its reputation as an economically sound community that continues to attract and retain companies and corporations through appropriate economic development initiatives. There are more than 150 restaurants throughout the city, six major hotels, over 40 parks and recreational areas and many include access to the Long Island Sound. The Mill River Park has is likened to a mini Central Park in the heart of Downtown Stamford with numerous events throughout the year. Science and nature lovers can enjoy Stamford Museum & Nature Center and the Bartlett Arboretum. Alive@Five is an outdoor summer concert series in Stamford's Columbus Park that brings big names each year. The Palace Theatre in Downtown Stamford is home to world-renowned performers, major off-Broadway musicals, the Stamford Symphony Orchestra and the Connecticut Grand Opera and the Connecticut Ballet. The Avon Theatre is an "art cinema" featuring independent and art nouveau films. Stamford hosts a Thanksgiving Day Parade and is one of the largest helium balloon parades in the country with over 100,000 spectators annually. Stamford is a city that offers fun for the whole family!

Stamford is a city with many facets, offering a unique blend of urban and suburban elements. From the multi-acre homes in wooded North Stamford to the splendid corporate downtown center, to the beautiful shoreline areas that envelop our parks and beaches, there's something for everyone in Stamford. Whether you're looking to enjoy a peaceful day at one of the numerous beaches or experience the excitement of a bustling downtown scene, Stamford has it all. Come and discover what makes Stamford a truly exceptional community.

 

Overview for Stamford, CT

134,820 people live in Stamford, where the median age is 38 and the average individual income is $58,297. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

134,820

Total Population

38 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$58,297

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Stamford, CT

Stamford has 52,577 households, with an average household size of 2.54. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Stamford do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 134,820 people call Stamford home. The population density is 3,583.98 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

134,820

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38

Median Age

48.96 / 51.04%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
52,577

Total Households

2.54

Average Household Size

$58,297

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Stamford, CT

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The following schools are within or nearby Stamford. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Trinity Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Villa Maria Education Center
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Jewish High School Of Connecticut
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Grace Nursery School & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
J. M. Wright Technical High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Julia A. Stark School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Toquam Magnet School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
K. T. Murphy School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Turn of River School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Rogers International School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Stamford Charter School for Excellence
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Davenport Ridge School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Rippowam Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Springdale School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
The Academy of Information Technology & Engineering
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Strawberry Hill an ext. of Rogers International
PUBLIC
K - 7th
3/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Long Ridge School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
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