Stafford is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 11,837 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Stafford is the 89th largest community in Connecticut. Stafford has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Stafford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Stafford is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stafford who work in office and administrative support (16.62%), management occupations (8.08%), and sales jobs (7.36%).
Also of interest is that Stafford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Stafford has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Stafford has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Stafford than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Stafford may be for you.
One downside of living in Stafford is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Stafford, the average commute to work is 30.51 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Stafford citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.92% of adults 25 and older in Stafford have a college degree.
The per capita income in Stafford in 2010 was $29,779, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,116 for a family of four. However, Stafford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Stafford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stafford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Stafford include Italian, French , English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Stafford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.