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Stratford, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Stratford Census Designated Place had a population of 52,428 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.1845 and longitude -73.1332 in Fairfield County. The formal boundaries for the Stratford Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Stratford: Cupheag.

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Stratford, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Stratford, CT Housing Affordability Index is 109
State of Connecticut Housing Affordability Index is 111
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Stratford, CT Wealth Index is 128
State of Connecticut Wealth Index is 142
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 52,428
Population in Households 52,073
Population in Familes 43,022
Population in Group Qrtrs 355
Population Density 2,999
Diversity Index1 61
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $73,274
Average Household Income $96,070
Per Capita Income $37,044
Wealth Index3 128

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 21,413 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,825 (73.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,384 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,204 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $253,827
Housing Affordability Index2 109
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 20,209
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 13,591
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.22% 0.3%
Households 0.06% 0.22%
Families -0.02% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Stratford, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stratford to the other 143 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 83rd
Diversity Index # 20 87th
Median Household Income # 79 45th
Per Capita Income # 90 38th

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