Stamford, CT
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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 129,113 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 86.02% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Stamford is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stamford who work in management occupations (11.87%), office and administrative support (11.09%), and sales jobs (10.57%).

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 of the nice things about Stamford is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Stamford use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Stamford‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Stamford is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.27% 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 $49,443, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $197,772 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 26.55% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Stamford include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Stamford also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 33.27%.

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