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Stratford, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Stratford Census Designated Place had a population of 52,716 as of July 1, 2016. Stratford 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 Stratford is located at latitude 41.2057 and longitude -73.128 in Fairfield County. The formal boundaries for the Stratford Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.49 sq. miles and a water area of 2.43 sq. miles. Fairfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Stratford Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377868) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Stratford Census Designated Place is located within Town of Stratford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fairfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Stratford 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 Stratford: Cupheag.

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


Total Population 52,716
Population in Households 52,362
Population in Familes 43,302
Population in Group Qrtrs 354
Population Density1 3,015
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 20,331
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 13,723
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,518 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,940 (74.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,391 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,187 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $271,359
Average Home Value $290,124


Median Household Income $69,682
Average Household Income $91,928
Per Capita Income $35,631
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.56%
Households 0.19% 0.42%
Families 0.13% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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.

Stratford, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stratford 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 # 13 92nd
Population Density1 # 27 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 20 87th
Median Household Income # 73 49th
Per Capita Income # 81 44th

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