Stratford is a larger medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 52,268 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Stratford is the 17th largest community in Connecticut.
Also of interest is that Stratford 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: 8.58% 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.
One of the nice things about Stratford 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 Stratford use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Stratford‘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.
The education level of Stratford citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.08% of adults in Stratford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Stratford in 2018 was $41,009, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $164,036 for a family of four. However, Stratford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Stratford is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Stratford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stratford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Stratford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.13% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Stratford include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Stratford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.