Stratford, CT

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Population

52,529

0.438% growth

Median Age

44.1


Median Household Income

$72,757

4.93% growth

Poverty Rate

8.16%


Number of Employees

27,123

0.378% decline

Median Property Value

$250,700

0.441% growth

About

In 2017, Stratford, CT had a population of 52.5k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $72,757. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Stratford, CT grew from 52,300 to 52,529, a 0.438% increase and its median household income grew from $69,336 to $72,757, a 4.93% increase.

The population of Stratford, CT is 64.4% White Alone, 15.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.3% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Stratford, CT speak a non-English language, and 94% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Stratford, CT are Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford (1,676 degrees awarded in 2016) and Stratford School of Aviation Maintenance Technicians (28 degrees).

The median property value in Stratford, CT is $250,700, and the homeownership rate is 79.7%. Most people in Stratford, CT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Stratford, CT is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Stratford, CT employs 27.1k people. The largest industries in Stratford, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,055 people), Manufacturing (3,299 people), and Retail Trade (3,064 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($72,848), Finance & Insurance ($70,449), and Information ($70,400).

Median household income in Stratford, CT is $72,757. Males in Stratford, CT have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,104. The income inequality in Stratford, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.504, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$72,757

2017 value

± $4,005

4.93%

1 Year Growth

± 6.02%

Households in Stratford, CT have a median annual income of $72,757, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $69,336 in 2016, which represents a 4.93% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$89,173

Average Male Salary

± $3,087

$62,104

Average Female Salary

± $1,937

In 2017, full-time male employees in Connecticut made 1.44 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $74,650 ± $7,847

  2. White

    $68,654 ± $1,911

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $58,042 ± $101,408

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Connecticut workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Stratford, CT is from Connecticut.

0.504

2017 Wage GINI

0.505

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.504 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.198% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Connecticut across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 812

  2. Census Tract 811

  3. Census Tract 808

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Stratford, CT was Census Tract 812 with a value of $107,250, followed by Census Tract 811 and Census Tract 808, with respective values of $101,875 and $90,478.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stratford, CT (4.25k out of 52.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,590 ± 359

  2. Black

    1,129 ± 297

  3. Hispanic

    818 ± 200

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Stratford, CT is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

27.1k

2017 Value

± 1,083

-0.378%

1 Year decline

± 5.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stratford, CT declined at a rate of -0.378%, from 27.2k employees to 27.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stratford, CT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,230 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,860 people), and Management Occupations (2,678 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stratford, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Stratford, CT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,230 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,860 people), and Management Occupations (2,678 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Stratford, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (1.64 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.36 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Stratford, CT, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($90,909), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($84,167), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($81,717).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

27.1k

2017 Value

± 1,083

-0.378%

1 Year decline

± 5.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stratford, CT declined at a rate of -0.378%, from 27.2k employees to 27.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stratford, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,055 people), Manufacturing (3,299 people), and Retail Trade (3,064 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Stratford, CT, though some of these residents may live in Stratford, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Stratford, CT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,055 people), Manufacturing (3,299 people), and Retail Trade (3,064 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Stratford, CT has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.08 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.35 times), and Information (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Stratford, CT, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($72,848), Finance & Insurance ($70,449), and Information ($70,400).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $34.1B

  2. $20.4B

  3. $16.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $34.1B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($20.4B) and Motorized vehicles ($16.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Connecticut products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$198B

2015 Value

$307B

Projected 2045 Value

54.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Connecticut trade was $198B. This is expected to increase 54.9% to $307B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Connecticut trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25B

  2. $20.8B

  3. $11.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $25B, followed by Massachusetts with $20.8B and New Jersey and $11.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Connecticut shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.1% of the population of Stratford, CT has health coverage, with 53.6% on employee plans, 15.9% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 9.85% on non-group plans, and 0.759% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Stratford, CT was $9,859 in 2014. This is a 3.59% increase from the previous year ($9,517).

Primary care physicians in Stratford, CT see 1180 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1180 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1184 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 288 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.3%). Additionally, Windham County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,180 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Connecticut see an average of 1,180 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,180 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,187

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,058

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,964

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Connecticut (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.59%, from $9,517 to $9,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.92%

Uninsured

53.6%

Employer Coverage

15.9%

Medicaid

14.9%

Medicare

9.85%

Non-Group

0.759%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stratford, CT declined by 17.1% from 5.94% to 4.92%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Stratford, CT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.3% prevalence

  2. 9.5% prevalence

  3. 9% prevalence

Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut, at 10.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Stratford, CT is home to a population of 52.5k people, from which 94% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Stratford, CT residents were born outside of the country (7.85k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Stratford, CT is composed of 33.8k White Alone residents (64.4%), 8.05k Hispanic or Latino residents (15.3%), 7.53k Black or African American Alone residents (14.3%), 1.7k Asian Alone residents (3.24%), 1.03k Two or More Races residents (1.97%), 336 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.64%), 38 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0723%), and 31 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.059%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Stratford, CT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Stratford, CT was 44.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Stratford, CT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Stratford, CT residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    7.85k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Stratford, CT residents (7.85k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Stratford, CT was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    39,441 ± 4,849 people

  2. Jamaica

    35,154 ± 4,581 people

  3. Mexico

    29,001 ± 4,164 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was India, the natal country of 39,441 Connecticut residents, followed by Jamaica with 35,154 and Mexico with 29,001.

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Citizenship

94%

2017 Citizenship

94.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94% of Stratford, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Stratford, CT was 94.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    33.8k ± 1.04k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    8.05k ± 949

  3. Black or African American Alone

    7.53k ± 645

In 2017, there were 4.2 times more White Alone residents (33.8k people) in Stratford, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.05k Hispanic or Latino and 7.53k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Stratford, CT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Stratford, CT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Stratford, CT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Stratford, CT are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    978 ± 175

  2. Korea

    379 ± 117

  3. World War II

    261 ± 105

Stratford, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Stratford, CT awarded 1,704 degrees. The student population of Stratford, CT is skewed towards men, with 1,381 male students and 583 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Stratford, CT are White (934 and 54.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (373 and 21.9%), Black or African American (236 and 13.8%), and Two or More Races (87 and 5.11%).

The largest universities in Stratford, CT by number of degrees awarded are Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford (1,676 and 98.4%) and Stratford School of Aviation Maintenance Technicians (28 and 1.64%).

The most popular majors in Stratford, CT are Automobile Mechanics Technology (366 and 21.5%), Electrician (297 and 17.4%), and HVAC Maintenance (232 and 13.6%).

The median tuition costs in Stratford, CT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 232 degrees awarded

  2. 366 degrees awarded

  3. 297 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Stratford, CT was HVAC Maintenance with 232 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Stratford, CT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,676 degrees awarded

  2. 28 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Stratford, CT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford with 1,676 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,105

Degrees Awarded to Men

599

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,105 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Stratford, CT, which is 1.84 times more than the 599 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    934 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    373 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    236 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Stratford, CT were to White students. These 934 degrees mean that there were 2.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 373 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Stratford, CT was $250,700 in 2017, which is 1.15 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $249,600 to $250,700, a 0.441% increase. The homeownership rate in Stratford, CT is 79.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Stratford, CT have an average commute time of 28.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Stratford, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$72,757

Median Household Income

± $4,005

20.2k

Number of Households

± 930

In 2017, the median household income of the 20.2k households in Stratford, CT grew to $72,757 from the previous year's value of $69,336.

The following chart displays the households in Stratford, CT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$250,700

2017 Median

± $5,267

$249,600

2016 Median

± $4,794

In 2017, the median property value in Stratford, CT grew to to $250,700 from the previous year's value of $249,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Stratford, CT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Stratford, CT the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Stratford, CT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Stratford, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

79.7%

2017 Homeownership

79.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.7% of the housing units in Stratford, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Stratford, CT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Stratford, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Stratford, CT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

28.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stratford, CT have a longer commute time (28.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.44% of the workforce in Stratford, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.7%

  2. Carpooled

    7.31%

  3. Public Transit

    5.86%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Stratford, CT was Drove Alone (80.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.31%) and those who Public Transit (5.86%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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