Overview

Introduction to Stratford, Connecticut

Stratford, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 3 miles E of Bridgeport, Connecticut and 53 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the Bridgeport metropolitan area.

Stratford History

Stratford was founded as part of the Great Migration in 1639 by Reverend Adam Blakeman, the Puritan leader. William Beardsley and several other English families seeking religious freedom were the first European settlers in the area. It was originally known as Cupheag, but the early settlers renamed it after an English town. Until his death in 1665, Blakeman ruled Stratford. However, the Connecticut government assumed political control over the town in the late 1600s. The first Anglican church of Connecticut was also built in the town in 1707.

Stratford and nearby Attractions

  • Boothe Memorial Park & Museum
  • John A. Minetto State Park
  • Capt. David Judson House
  • Garbage Museum
  • Beardsley Zoological Gardens
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In Stratford

You can visit the Judson House Museum, the Boothe Memorial Museum, the Catharine B. Mitchell Museum and the National Helicopter Museum while staying at Stratford. Long Beach and Russian Beach are also ideal destinations for spending your leisure time. Short Beach offers three picnic pavilions, a skateboard park and courts for basketball, volleyball, softball and tennis. You can also opt for a day trip to the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge. The Roosevelt Forest is also worth visiting.

Stratford Transportation

Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport is nearby.

Stratford Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by Sacred Heart University, the University of New Haven, Gateway Community College and Fairfield University.

Demographics

People

Total Population52,279
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens19.4%
Employed Population 16+26,927
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married49.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.7%
Median Earnings25+$47,867
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,017
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,518

Wealth

Median Family Income$92,062
% Above Poverty Level91.3%
% Below Poverty Level8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation4.7%

Housing

People Living Alone26.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,294
Median House Value$255,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.3%
Italian17.5%
Irish15.8%
German7.4%
English6.7%
Polish6.3%
West Indian3.9%
Slovak2.7%
French Except Basque2.4%
Hungarian2%
Scottish1.8%
Jamaican1.8%
Haitian1.7%
Russian1.7%
African1.5%
Canadian1.4%
Swedish1.3%
Portuguese0.8%
Brazilian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Albanian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Arab0.4%
Afghan)0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Guyanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Stratford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fairfield County
Standard Zip Codes06615, 06614
Phone Area Codes203
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.17
Approximate Longitude-73.13

Stratford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp23 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 57 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches
StationNORWALK GAS PLANT
Distance15.5 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance19.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches

Stratford Public Libraries

Stratford Library Association
2203 MAIN STREET
Stratford, Connecticut
(203) 385-4166

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Stratford Public Schools

Aba Classroom
65 Second Hill Lane
ZIP: 6614
Primary
Total Enrollment 4
Bunnell High School
One Bulldog Boulevard
ZIP: 6614
High
Total Enrollment 1060
Chapel School
380 Chapel Street
ZIP: 6614
Primary
Total Enrollment 534
Harry B. Flood Middle School
490 Chapel Street
ZIP: 6614
Middle
Total Enrollment 566
High School Sails
1 Bulldog Blvd
ZIP: 6614
High
Total Enrollment 7
Intensive Need Classroom
490 Chapel Street
ZIP: 6614
High
Total Enrollment 5
Ipp Classroom
380 Chapel Street
ZIP: 6614
Primary
Total Enrollment 8
Middle School Sails
490 Chapel Street
ZIP: 6614
Middle
Total Enrollment 5
Middle School Steps 7-8
150 Lincoln Street
ZIP: 6614
Other
Total Enrollment 3
Nichols School
396 Nichols Avenue
ZIP: 6614
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Alpha
468 Birdseye Street
ZIP: 6615
High
Total Enrollment 45
David Wooster Middle School
150 Lincoln Street
ZIP: 6615
Middle
Total Enrollment 512
Eli Whitney School
1130 Huntington Road
ZIP: 6615
Primary
Total Enrollment 516
Franklin School
1895 Barnum Avenue
ZIP: 6615
Primary
Total Enrollment 302
Franklin Steps K-2
1895 Barnum Avenue
ZIP: 6615
Primary
Total Enrollment 5
High School Steps 9-12
468 Birdseye Street
ZIP: 6615
Other
Total Enrollment 5
Johnson House Steps 3-6
719 Birdseye Street
ZIP: 6615
Primary
Total Enrollment 10
Lordship School
254 Crown Street
ZIP: 6615
Primary
Total Enrollment 270
Second Hill Lane School
65 Second Hill Lane
ZIP: 6615
Primary
Total Enrollment 692
Secondary Steps Program
55 Sutton Avenue
ZIP: 6615
Stratford Academy - Honeyspot House
55 Fotch Street
ZIP: 6615
Primary
Total Enrollment 211
Stratford Academy - Johnson House
719 Birdseye Street
ZIP: 6615
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Stratford High School
45 North Parade
ZIP: 6615
High
Total Enrollment 969
Strive
55 Sutton Ave
ZIP: 6615
High
Total Enrollment 17
Wilcoxson School
600 Wilcoxson Avenue
ZIP: 6615
Primary
Total Enrollment 370

Stratford Private Schools

St Mark School
500 Wigwam Ln
ZIP: 6614
Elementary
Total Enrollment 193
Center School
55 Sutton Ave
ZIP: 6615
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
St James School
1 Monument Pl
ZIP: 6615
Elementary
Total Enrollment 330
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