Stamford, CT
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Living in Stamford


Stamford is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 129,775 people and 25 constituent neighborhoods, Stamford is the fourth largest community in Connecticut.

Stamford home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Stamford real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Stamford is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Stamford is a city of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stamford who work in management occupations (12.16%), office and administrative support (10.75%), and sales jobs (10.62%).

Also of interest is that Stamford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One thing that you will notice about Stamford is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Stamford a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

Stamford is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Stamford is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Stamford area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Stamford is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.61% of adults in Stamford have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Stamford in 2010 was $52,245, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $208,980 for a family of four. However, Stamford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Stamford is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Stamford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stamford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Stamford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.51% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Stamford include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Stamford also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 34.91%.

The most common language spoken in Stamford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.