Stamford, CT

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2021 Population
134,820
3.66% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
38
0.264% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
9.36%
2.45% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$99,791
3% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$550,600
1.66% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
75,298
2.55% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Stamford, CT had a population of 135k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $99,791. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Stamford, CT grew from 130,057 to 134,820, a 3.66% increase and its median household income grew from $96,885 to $99,791, a 3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Stamford, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (48.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.4%), White (Hispanic) (10.8%), Other (Hispanic) (10.1%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.54%).

None of the households in Stamford, CT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

82.7% of the residents in Stamford, CT are U.S. citizens.

In 2021, the median property value in Stamford, CT was $550,600, and the homeownership rate was 49.1%.

Most people in Stamford, CT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Stamford, CT was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Stamford, CT is home to a population of 135k people, from which 82.7% are citizens. As of 2021, 32.1% of Stamford, CT residents were born outside of the country (43.2k people).

In 2021, there were 3.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (65.4k people) in Stamford, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 14.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

82.7%
2021 Citizenship
82.5%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 82.7% of Stamford, CT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Stamford, CT was 82.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Stamford, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    65.4k ± 1.93k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    16.8k ± 1.76k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    14.6k ± 1.57k
27.8%
Hispanic Population
37.5k people

In 2021, there were 3.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (65.4k people) in Stamford, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 14.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

27.8% of the people in Stamford, CT are hispanic (37.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Stamford, CT as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Jamaica
    42,506 ± 5,032 people
  2. India
    41,570 ± 4,977 people
  3. Dominican Republic
    26,547 ± 3,985 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was Jamaica, the natal country of 42,506 Connecticut residents, followed by India with 41,570 and Dominican Republic with 26,547.

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Foreign-Born Population

32.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
43.2k people
33%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
42.9k people

As of 2021, 32.1% of Stamford, CT residents (43.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Stamford, CT was 33%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,219 ± 234
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    427 ± 155
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    310 ± 207

Stamford, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Stamford, CT employs 75.3k people. The largest industries in Stamford, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,995 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (8,943 people), and Finance & Insurance (7,682 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($121,447), Finance & Insurance ($112,188), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($102,840).

Males in Connecticut have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $71,882. The income inequality in Connecticut (measured using the Gini index) is 0.502, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

75.3k
2021 Value
± 2,436
2.55%
1 Year growth
± 4.31%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Stamford, CT grew at a rate of 2.55%, from 73.4k employees to 75.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stamford, CT, are Management Occupations (10,851 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (8,093 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,983 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stamford, CT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

75.3k
2021 Value
± 2,436
2.55%
1 Year growth
± 4.31%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Stamford, CT grew at a rate of 2.55%, from 73.4k employees to 75.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stamford, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,995 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (8,943 people), and Finance & Insurance (7,682 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Stamford, CT, though some of these residents may live in Stamford, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$62,877
Median earning men ± $3,905
$47,223
Median earning women ± $3,511

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Information ($133,979), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($111,583), and Wholesale Trade ($95,203).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($91,333), Manufacturing ($83,000), and Wholesale Trade ($77,731).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Connecticut. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Connecticut.

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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. $23.3B
  2. $15.3B
  3. $13.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Connecticut product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23.3B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($15.3B) and Pharmaceuticals ($13.6B).

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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$182B
2020 Value in Connecticut
$344B
Projected 2050 Value in Connecticut
89.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Connecticut trade was $182B. This is expected to increase 89.3% to $344B by 2050.

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. $33.3B
  2. $19.3B
  3. $7.59B

In 2020, the top outbound Connecticut domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $33.3B, followed by Massachusetts with $19.3B and New Jersey and $7.59B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Connecticut went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 59.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing the state of Connecticut. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Connecticut

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Richard Blumenthal
Senator from Connecticut3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Chris Murphy
Senator from Connecticut1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing Connecticut.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Connecticut over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Connecticut

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Connecticut have changed over time starting in 2008.

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learningEducation

The median tuition cost in N/A for a public four year colleges is $15,030 for in-state students and $37,698 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2021 in Stamford, CT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 2,405 (50.8% men and 49.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 2,405 students enrolled in Stamford, CT, 50.8% men and 49.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 815 records, of which 41.8% were women and 58.2% men.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($15,030) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($858) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($950) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2021, 0.936% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.826% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (773k), Bachelors Degree (616k), and Some college (551k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Stamford, CT was $550,600 in 2021, which is 2.25 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $541,600 to $550,600, a 1.66% increase. The homeownership rate in Stamford, CT is 49.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Stamford, CT have an average commute time of 28.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Stamford, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Stamford, CT is $99,791. In 2021, the place with the highest median household income in Stamford, CT was Census Tract 202 with a value of $239,458, followed by Census Tract 208 and Census Tract 205, with respective values of $196,776 and $179,306.

Property

$550,600
Median Property Value 2021
±$13,384
$231,995
Median Property Taxes
±$2,758

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Stamford, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Stamford, CT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

49.1%
Homeownership
2021
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 49.1% of the housing units in Stamford, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 50.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 202
  2. Census Tract 208
  3. Census Tract 205

In 2021, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Stamford, CT was Census Tract 202 with a value of $239,458, followed by Census Tract 208 and Census Tract 205, with respective values of $196,776 and $179,306.

The following map shows all of the places in Stamford, CT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$99,791
Median Household Income
± $3,612
52.6k
Number of Households
± 1,945

In 2021, the median household income of the 52.6k households in Stamford, CT grew to $99,791 from the previous year's value of $96,885.

The following chart displays the households in Stamford, 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Stamford, CT is from Connecticut.
0.502
2021 Wage GINI in Connecticut
0.501
2020 Wage GINI in Connecticut

In 2021, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.502 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.223% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (63.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.5%)
  3. Public Transit (10.7%)

In 2021, 63.4% of workers in Stamford, CT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.5%) and those who used public transit to get to work (10.7%).

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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Commute Time

28.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stamford, CT have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 5.97% of the workforce in Stamford, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

9.36% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stamford, CT (12.5k out of 134k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males < 5.

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

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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90% of the population of Stamford, CT has health coverage, with 51.1% on employee plans, 17.8% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 0.332% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Fairfield County, CT see 1060 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.3% decrease from the previous year (1074 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1064 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 296 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,060 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fairfield County, CT

Primary care physicians in Fairfield County, CT see an average of 1,060 patients per year. This represents a 1.3% decrease from the previous year (1,074 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fairfield County, CT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 25% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 15% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.98%
Uninsured
51.1%
Employer Coverage
17.8%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
0.332%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stamford, CT grew by 2.25% from 9.76% to 9.98%.

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

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