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Overview

Introduction to Stamford, Connecticut

Located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, Stamford, is known as "the city that works." It was incorporated in 1893 and is most famous for being home to the electric dry shaver industry. Stamford is located on the southwestern tip of Connecticut, and is well liked by residents for being less than an hour away from New York City and still one of the safest cities in the U.S.

Stamford is a part of the New Haven Line on the Metro-North Railroad, which is the commuter rail system for metropolitan NYC. It is a smooth transition spot for faster trains into the city. There are also six surrounding major airports within an hour's drive, including the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and the Newark Liberty International Airport in northern New Jersey.

In southern Stamford, Interstate 95 serves as the major highway between Boston and NYC. In the northern part of the city, the Merritt Parkway is another major road serving the city. The Merritt Parkway has been named an historic road due to the architecture of its overpasses. These bridges do not permit truck passage because of their height, effectively limiting the road to transit for commuters rather than commercial transportation.

Stamford Arts and Culture

While all of New York City's luxuries are easily available to Stamford residents and visitors, Stamford has many attractions of its own, including the following:

  • The Avon Theatre Film Center
  • The Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens
  • Belle Island Charters
  • The Connecticut Grand Opera
  • Cummings Park, a public beach
  • Cove Island Park, a combination of a beach and park
  • Curtain Call Inc., a community theater
  • The Fairfield County Astronomy Society
  • The Terry Connors Ice Rink
  • Scalzi Park, provides for baseball and tennis
  • The Stamford Center for the Arts
  • The Stamford Historical Society Museum
  • The Stamford Museum and Nature Center
  • The Stamford Symphony Orchestra
  • The Stamford Theatre Works
  • The Whitney Museum of American Art Fairfield County

For those whose interest turns to sports, major sports teams in and around Stamford include:

  • The American Hockey League's Bridgeport Sound Tigers
  • The Atlantic Collegiate Baseball Leagues (ACBL) Stamford Robins
  • Independent Baseball's Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League and the New Haven County Cutters who play in the Canadian American (Can-Am) League
  • The National Pro Fastpitch's (softball) Connecticut Brakettes
  • The WNBA's Connecticut Sun

Stamford also provides easy access to all of the major professional sports teams located in New York City and northern New Jersey, including:

  • The Arena Football League's (AFL) New York Dragons
  • Independent Baseball's New Jersey Jackals who play in the Canadian American (Can-Am) League
  • Major League Baseball's New York Mets and New York Yankees
  • Major League Lacrosse's (MLL) Long Island Lizards and the New Jersey Pride
  • Minor League Baseball's Brooklyn Cyclones, Hudson Valley Renegades, and Staten Island Yankees. The Cyclones are a Class A Short-Season affiliate of the New York Mets, the Renegades are a Class A Short-Season affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and the Yankees are a Class A Short-Season affiliate of the New York Yankees
  • The NBA's New York Knicks, and New Jersey Nets
  • The NFL's New York Giants and New York Jets
  • The NHL's New York Islanders, New York Rangers, and the New Jersey Devils
  • Major League Soccer's (MLS) New York Red Bulls
  • The WNBA's New York Liberty

Demographics

People

Total Population127,410
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens13.1%
Employed Population 16+68,962
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married47.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.3%
Median Earnings25+$48,408
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,028
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,271

Wealth

Median Family Income$97,704
% Above Poverty Level91.1%
% Below Poverty Level8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work5%
% Using Public Transportation14.5%

Housing

People Living Alone28.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,656
Median House Value$504,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.2%
Italian14.7%
Irish9.5%
West Indian6.6%
German5.3%
Polish5.2%
English4.6%
Haitian4.3%
Russian2.8%
Jamaican2%
Greek1.8%
French Except Basque1.4%
Scottish1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Arab0.7%
African0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Slovak0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Albanian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Czech0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Swiss0.1%
British0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
US/American0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Stamford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fairfield County
Standard Zip Codes6901, 6902, 6903, 6906, 6907, 6910, 6905
P.O. Box Zip Codes6904, 6911, 6912
Company Zip Codes6913, 6914, 6920, 6921, 6922, 6925, 6926, 6927, 6928
Phone Area Codes475,203
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.05
Approximate Longitude-73.54

Stamford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSTAMFORD 5 N
Distance4.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches
StationWESTCHESTER CO AP
Distance9.3 miles
Jan Temp21 to 36 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip50.4 inches
StationSCARSDALE
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bridgeport147,022$48,176
Danbury83,890$77,188
Norwalk87,930$94,806

Stamford Public Libraries

Ferguson Library
ONE PUBLIC LIBRARY PLAZA
Stamford, Connecticut
(203) 964-1000

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Stamford Hospitals

Stamford Hospital
(Non-profit)
30 Shelburne Road
(203) 276-1000

Stamford Public Schools

Stamford Academy
229 North Street
ZIP: 6092
High
Total Enrollment 142
Preschool Team
888 Washington Boulevard
ZIP: 6901
Primary
Total Enrollment 35
Hart School
61 Adams Avenue
ZIP: 6902
Primary
Total Enrollment 656
Rogers International School
83 Lockwood Avenue
ZIP: 6902
Primary
Total Enrollment 801
Alternate Routes To Success
125 Roxbury Road
ZIP: 6902
High
Total Enrollment 96
Roxbury School
751 Westhill Road
ZIP: 6902
Primary
Total Enrollment 615
Westhill High School
125 Roxbury Road
ZIP: 6902
High
Total Enrollment 2088
Cloonan School
11 West North Street
ZIP: 6902
Middle
Total Enrollment 616
Stamford High School
55 Strawberry Hill Avenue
ZIP: 6902
High
Total Enrollment 1790
K. T. Murphy School
19 Horton Street
ZIP: 6902
Primary
Total Enrollment 552
Northeast School
82 Scofieldtown Road
ZIP: 6903
Primary
Total Enrollment 686
Scofield Middle School
641 Scofieldtown Road
ZIP: 6903
Middle
Total Enrollment 672
Newfield School
349 Pepper Ridge Road
ZIP: 6905
Primary
Total Enrollment 656
Turn Of River School
117 Vine Road
ZIP: 6905
Middle
Total Enrollment 610
J. M. Wright Technical High School
120 Bridge St.
ZIP: 6905
Other
Total Enrollment 145
Davenport Ridge School
1300 Newfield Avenue
ZIP: 6905
Primary
Total Enrollment 626
Rippowam Middle School
381 High Ridge Road
ZIP: 6905
Middle
Total Enrollment 751
Apples Prek
381 High Ridge Road
ZIP: 6905
Primary
Total Enrollment 120
The Academy Of Information Technology
381 High Ridge Road
ZIP: 6905
High
Total Enrollment 693
Dolan School
51 Toms Road
ZIP: 6906
Middle
Total Enrollment 532
Julia A. Stark School
398 Glenbrook Road
ZIP: 6906
Primary
Total Enrollment 603
Springdale School
1127 Hope Street
ZIP: 6906
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
Stillmeadow School
800 Stillwater Road
ZIP: 6906
Primary
Total Enrollment 672
Westover School
412 Stillwater Avenue
ZIP: 6906
Primary
Total Enrollment 714
Toquam Magnet School
123 Ridgewood Avenue
ZIP: 6907
Primary
Total Enrollment 710
Trailblazers Academy
83 Lockwood Avenue
ZIP: 6907
Middle
Total Enrollment 119
Individuals Achieving Independence
5 Riverbend Drive
ZIP: 6907
High
Total Enrollment 23

Stamford Private Schools

Our Lady Star Of The Sea School
1170 Shippan Ave
ZIP: 6902
Elementary
Total Enrollment 97
Waterside School
770 Pacific St
ZIP: 6902
Elementary
Total Enrollment 105
Villa Maria Education Center
161 Skymeadow Dr
ZIP: 6903
Elementary
Total Enrollment 64
The Canaan Ridge School
2810 Long Ridge Rd
ZIP: 6903
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
The Mead School
1095 Riverbank Rd
ZIP: 6903
Elementary
Total Enrollment 91
The Children's School
118 Scofieldtown Rd
ZIP: 6903
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
Bi-cultural Day School
2186 High Ridge Rd
ZIP: 6903
Elementary
Total Enrollment 339
The Long Ridge School
478 Erskine Rd
ZIP: 6903
Elementary
Total Enrollment 77
Holy Spirit School
403 Scofieldtown Rd
ZIP: 6903
Elementary
Total Enrollment 72
Trinity Catholic High School
926 Newfield Ave
ZIP: 6905
Secondary
Total Enrollment 426
Trinity Catholic Middle
948 Newfield Ave
ZIP: 6905
Elementary
Total Enrollment 180
Grace Christian School
602 High Ridge Rd
ZIP: 6905
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
St Cecilia Elementary School
1186 Newfield Ave
ZIP: 6905
Elementary
Total Enrollment 286
Our Lady Of Grace Nursery School & Kindergarten
635 Glenbrook Rd
ZIP: 6906
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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