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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 135,470 people and 33 constituent neighborhoods, Stamford is the second 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 88.55% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Stamford is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stamford who work in management occupations (14.19%), business and financial occupations (11.07%), and sales jobs (10.67%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.82% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another interesting thing about Stamford, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Stamford is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Stamford, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

If knowledge is power, Stamford is a pretty powerful place. 52.17% of the adults in Stamford have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Stamford in 2018 was $56,283, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $225,132 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 27.09% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Stamford include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Stamford's cultural character, accounting for 33.00% of the city’s population.

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