A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$504,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,656
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    154
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    15
    41
  • Robbery
    91
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    206
    500
  • Theft
    1,240
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    148
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$81,634
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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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!
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Stamford is a wonderful city without to much of the large city problems. Recently there has been renovations to fix up streets which has caused traffic but they have worked quickly and in the end the streets are looking wonderful. There are plenty of restaurants to try, and stores to explore, especially in the center! If anything I would hope they do put in some time and budget for streets that are not considered "main streets" but are still heavily used. Fixing at least the sidewalks near or on the way to our parks in order to have a safer environment for families and joggers, etc. With the new apartments I'm sure we are getting quite a few new young adults but even they would appreciate more places for kids. My generation of college students tend to acknowledge being kids at heart themselves. But we appreciate all the restaurants/bars (for those 21+) as well!
Stamford, Connecticut became the first city I moved to from my home country. This particular experience, which normally seems hard for others, allowed me to become the student I am today. I owe it all to Stamford for guiding towards the right path to success and for allowing me to establish connections and relationships with great people. Stamford, with its beautiful scenery, has a diverse population with many events that people attend to. It's popularity ranges among the top in the tri-state area (CT-NY-NJ). People from other cities attend our events almost every day in the Summer. Truly an amazing city to live in.