Stamford, CT

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Population

128,851

1.13% growth

Median Age

37


Median Household Income

$84,893

3.99% growth

Poverty Rate

9.25%


Number of Employees

72,474

2.66% growth

Median Property Value

$516,000

2.34% growth

About

In 2017, Stamford, CT had a population of 129k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $84,893. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Stamford, CT grew from 127,410 to 128,851, a 1.13% increase and its median household income grew from $81,634 to $84,893, a 3.99% increase.

The population of Stamford, CT is 49.4% White Alone, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.6% Black or African American Alone. 42.8% of the people in Stamford, CT speak a non-English language, and 79.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Stamford, CT is $516,000, and the homeownership rate is 54.3%. Most people in Stamford, CT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Stamford, CT is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Stamford, CT employs 72.5k people. The largest industries in Stamford, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,847 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (8,897 people), and Finance & Insurance (8,164 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($133,611), Finance & Insurance ($111,864), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($102,162).

Median household income in Stamford, CT is $84,893. Males in Stamford, 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 Stamford, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.504, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$84,893

2017 value

± $3,495

3.99%

1 Year Growth

± 4.87%

Households in Stamford, CT have a median annual income of $84,893, 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 $81,634 in 2016, which represents a 3.99% 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 Stamford, CT 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 Stamford, CT 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 Stamford, 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 202

  2. Census Tract 224

  3. Census Tract 203

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Stamford, CT was Census Tract 202 with a value of $212,279, followed by Census Tract 224 and Census Tract 203, with respective values of $200,658 and $196,622.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.25% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stamford, CT (11.8k out of 128k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 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. Hispanic

    4,908 ± 673

  2. White

    4,860 ± 610

  3. Black

    3,197 ± 531

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

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

72.5k

2017 Value

± 2,151

2.66%

1 Year growth

± 4.03%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stamford, CT grew at a rate of 2.66%, from 70.6k employees to 72.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stamford, CT, are Management Occupations (8,816 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,792 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,694 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stamford, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Stamford, CT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (8,816 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,792 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,694 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Stamford, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.93 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.89 times), and Legal Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Stamford, CT, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($158,159), Management Occupations ($107,500), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($102,292).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

72.5k

2017 Value

± 2,151

2.66%

1 Year growth

± 4.03%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stamford, CT grew at a rate of 2.66%, from 70.6k employees to 72.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stamford, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,847 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (8,897 people), and Finance & Insurance (8,164 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Stamford, CT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,847 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (8,897 people), and Finance & Insurance (8,164 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Stamford, CT has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.1 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (2.41 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.75 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Stamford, CT, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($133,611), Finance & Insurance ($111,864), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($102,162).

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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. with $20.4B and Motorized vehicles and $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

87.2% of the population of Stamford, CT has health coverage, with 51.6% on employee plans, 15.4% on Medicaid, 9.87% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 0.203% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Stamford, 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

12.8%

Uninsured

51.6%

Employer Coverage

15.4%

Medicaid

9.87%

Medicare

10.2%

Non-Group

0.203%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stamford, CT declined by 2.73% from 13.1% to 12.8%.

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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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

Stamford, CT is home to a population of 129k people, from which 79.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 34.9% of Stamford, CT residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Stamford, CT is composed of 63.6k White Alone residents (49.4%), 34.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (26.5%), 17.6k Black or African American Alone residents (13.6%), 10.9k Asian Alone residents (8.44%), 2.14k Two or More Races residents (1.66%), 375 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.291%), 111 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0861%), and 15 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0116%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Stamford, CT are Spanish or Spanish Creole (27,550 speakers), French Creole (3,676 speakers), and Hindi (2,186 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Stamford, CT was 37. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Stamford, CT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Stamford, CT residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

34.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

33.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 34.9% of Stamford, CT residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Stamford, CT was 33.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Stamford, CT was India, the natal country of 39,441 Stamford, CT residents, followed by Jamaica with 35,154 and Mexico with 29,001.

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Citizenship

79.4%

2017 Citizenship

79.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 79.4% of Stamford, CT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Stamford, CT was 79.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    63.6k ± 1.7k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    34.2k ± 2.6k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    17.6k ± 1.31k

In 2017, there were 1.86 times more White Alone residents (63.6k people) in Stamford, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.2k Hispanic or Latino and 17.6k 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 Stamford, CT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    27,550 speakers (23.3%)

  2. French Creole

    3,676 speakers (3.11%)

  3. Hindi

    2,186 speakers (1.85%)

42.8% of Stamford, CT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Stamford, CT was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 23.3% of the overall population of Stamford, CT are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 3.11% speak French Creole and 1.85% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,028 ± 206

  2. Korea

    490 ± 119

  3. World War II

    484 ± 111

Stamford, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Stamford, CT was $516,000 in 2017, which is 2.37 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $504,200 to $516,000, a 2.34% increase. The homeownership rate in Stamford, CT is 54.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Stamford, CT have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Stamford, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$84,893

Median Household Income

± $3,495

48.6k

Number of Households

± 1,505

In 2017, the median household income of the 48.6k households in Stamford, CT grew to $84,893 from the previous year's value of $81,634.

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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Housing

Property Value

$516,000

2017 Median

± $13,764

$504,200

2016 Median

± $14,242

In 2017, the median property value in Stamford, CT grew to to $516,000 from the previous year's value of $504,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Stamford, 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 Stamford, CT the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Stamford, CT 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.

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Rent vs Own

54.3%

2017 Homeownership

54.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.3% of the housing units in Stamford, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Stamford, 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 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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

26 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stamford, CT have a longer commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.91% of the workforce in Stamford, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    65.2%

  2. Public Transit

    14.7%

  3. Carpooled

    8.72%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Stamford, CT was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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