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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  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-
Stamford is a city in Connecticut with a population of 127,410. Stamford is in Fairfield County. Living in Stamford offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Stamford there are a lot of 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 above average.

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%
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Stamford Rankings

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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
    131
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    23
    41
  • Robbery
    70
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    185
    500
  • Theft
    1,143
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    197
    284
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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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Stamford Reviews

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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 to me is the perfect place to live. It is full of diversity and in every direction of this city you find a different life. Coming from a nature lover and explorer, I appreciate being able to be alongside the water in the sand and also being able to drive up past hills and trees and walk along hidden trails and listen to the sound of nature. The outskirts that are different surround the center city, you have the best of both worlds! The people in Stamford are always out and making our city look more beautiful, very united and that makes living in Stamford fun and exciting.
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!