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Stratford, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Stratford Census Designated Place had a population of 53,195 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Stratford: Cupheag.

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Stratford, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 53,195
Daytime Population: Workers 25,123
Daytime Population: Residents 26,530
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 51,653
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 52,832
Population in Familes 43,615
Population in Group Qrtrs 363
Population Density2 3,042
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $73,562
Average Household Income $94,421
Per Capita Income $36,530


Total Housing Units 21,513 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,013 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,466 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,034 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $274,125
Average Home Value $294,853


Total Households 20,479
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 13,793
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.48% 0.46%
Households 0.26% 0.37%
Families 0.18% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

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, 2017 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 Density # 26 82nd
Diversity Index # 20 87th
Median Household Income # 72 50th
Per Capita Income # 84 42nd

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