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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A-
Stamford is a city in Connecticut with a population of 129,026. Stamford is in Fairfield County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Stamford offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Stamford there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Stamford and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Stamford are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$526,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,761
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Stamford Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    98.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    48.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    172.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,253.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    179.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Stamford

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$89,309
National
$55,322
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I've lived in Stamford, CT for the past 24 years with my family and I have to say, I love it! It's a vibrant city with a population of 130,000 people of various backgrounds. You can see the diversity through art festivals, farmer's markets, as well as entertainment such as community theater and sports teams. My favorite landmark is the Museum & Nature center which features a farm, reptile house, playground, and museum. I love to hike through the trees there, especially during autumn when the leaves are fiery oranges and yellows. My favorite event in Stamford is the Thanksgiving Day parade. Families gather on the streets to watch giant helium balloons pass by apartments, listen to bagpipe players, dance together and eat lots from local eateries. I think Stamford would be a fantastic city for a wide range of people, from a college student to someone that wants to settle a family. It has a growing population with many opportunities for jobs, education, entertainment, and leisure!
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I enjoy living down by the water in Stamford! It is a beautiful way to be close to the ocean, without needing to live somewhere with incredibly high rent. There are many restaurants in Stamford, a mall, and lots of things to do. I love living in a small city, where I have access to everything I need, without having the fully hustle-and-bustle of somewhere like Manhattan.
Born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut it has to be one of the most populated yet diverse cities in Connecticut. From the moment you enter Stamford you are welcomed by the beautifully lit lights that run along the train station. Now what other train station are as lit up as Stamford’s? Not to mention the towering buildings that are associate with major cooperations like WWE. With the view and the agricultural aspect of Stamford, the city offers their residents an amass of amenities in almost every neighborhood. From grocery store to favorite local restaurant Stamford has most of it. The school on the other hand can improve but it doesn’t stop most Stamford students to achieve their success. Now the residential aspect of Stamford can vary but that all depends on budget. Overall Stamford is a city that works!