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Stamford, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Stamford is the 2nd largest city in Connecticut with a population of 135,232 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Stamford: Rippowams.

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Stamford, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 135,232
Population in Households 133,926
Population in Familes 103,634
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,306
Population Density2 3,595
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $82,738
Average Household Income $128,859
Per Capita Income $49,199


Total Housing Units 54,651 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,044 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,327 (48.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,280 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $542,045
Average Home Value $621,617


Total Households 51,371
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 32,117
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.19% 1.04%
Households 0.99% 0.98%
Families 0.82% 0.77%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

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, 2018 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 # 2 99th
Population Density # 19 87th
Diversity Index # 9 94th
Median Household Income # 56 61st
Per Capita Income # 44 70th

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