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Stratford, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Stratford Census Designated Place had a population of 52,711 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Stratford: Cupheag.

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


Total Population 52,711
Population in Households 52,361
Population in Familes 43,461
Population in Group Qrtrs 350
Population Density2 3,014
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $75,386
Average Household Income $96,685
Per Capita Income $37,440


Total Housing Units 21,483 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,662 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,654 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,167 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $289,256
Average Home Value $296,195


Total Households 20,316
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 13,680
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 0.31% 0.26%
Households 0.13% 0.17%
Families 0.06% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   3.17%

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, 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 # 13 92nd
Population Density # 26 82nd
Diversity Index # 20 87th
Median Household Income # 70 51st
Per Capita Income # 85 41st

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