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Welcome to Stamford ...

The Town of Stamford is located in Fairfield County<1>.


The location of Stamford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Stamford has a population of 129,780 people<3> (see below for details).

Stamford is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Stamford lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Stamford: (203) & (475)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Stamford had an population of 129,780 people. This is an increase of 5.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Stamford had a population of 122,643 people (or 13.38% of the total population of Fairfield County). This makes Stamford the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Stamford represents 3.43% of the total population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 122,643 people, the population of Stamford increased 4.75% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 117,083 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Stamford.

Communities Also Named Stamford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Stamford - they are located in New York and Vermont.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Stamford.

Communities near Stamford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Stamford.

  • Bridgeport
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Bridgeport
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport is located in Fairfield County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 143,525 people
  • Norwalk
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Norwalk
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwalk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwalk
    • Norwalk is located in Fairfield County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 88,655 people
  • New Rochelle
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Mount Vernon
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Fairfield
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
    • Fairfield is located in Fairfield County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,215 people
  • White Plains
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Harrison
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
    • Harrison is located in Westchester County (NY)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,959 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrison <6>
  • Port Chester
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Stamford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Stamford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Stamford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Stamford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Stamford. See our Newspapers Page for Stamford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Stamford ...

Looking for more information about Stamford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Stamford, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Stamford.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stamford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Fairfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Stamford.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Stamford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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