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Stamford, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Stamford is the 3rd largest city in Connecticut with a population of 131,103 as of July 1, 2016. Stamford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Connecticut. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Stamford is located at latitude 41.0799 and longitude -73.546 in Fairfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Stamford (see map below) encompass a land area of 37.62 sq. miles and a water area of 14.41 sq. miles. Fairfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The City of Stamford (GNIS ID: 2378291) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Stamford is located within Town of Stamford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fairfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Stamford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Stamford: Rippowams.

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Stamford, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 131,103
Population in Households 129,781
Population in Familes 100,593
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,322
Population Density1 3,485
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 50,070
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 31,481
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 53,011 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,835 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 24,235 (45.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,941 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $562,419
Average Home Value $603,846


Median Household Income $80,205
Average Household Income $124,992
Per Capita Income $47,996
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.07% 1.0%
Households 0.9% 0.9%
Families 0.76% 0.81%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Stamford, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stamford to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 99th
Population Density1 # 19 87th
Diversity Index2 # 10 94th
Median Household Income # 50 65th
Per Capita Income # 38 74th

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