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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 128,874 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 85.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Stamford is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Stamford who work in office and administrative support (11.54%), sales jobs (10.77%), and management occupations (10.58%).

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.

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.

The education level of Stamford ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Stamford, 45.80% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Stamford in 2010 was $46,074, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $184,296 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 27.00% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Stamford include Irish, Polish, German, and English.

In addition, Stamford has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (34.39%).

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