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Welcome to Stamford ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Stamford has a population of 129,638 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Stamford.

Stamford is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Stamford: (203) and (475)<4>

The ZIP codes for Stamford: 06901-06907, 06910-06914, 06920-06922, 06925-06928<5>

Websites for Stamford ...

Official Website:   www.cityofstamford.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.businessfairfield.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Stamford had an population of 129,638 people. This is an increase of 5.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Stamford had a population of 122,643 people (or 13.38% of the total population of Fairfield County). This makes Stamford the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Stamford represents 3.43% of the population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.

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

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

Adding Stamford to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Stamford in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Stamford elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Stamford on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Stamford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Stamford - they are located in Colorado, Nebraska, New York, Ontario, South Dakota, Texas 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.

  • Oyster Bay [Nassau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oyster Bay
    • Oyster Bay [Nassau County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Stamford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 298,391 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oyster Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oyster Bay
  • North Hempstead [Nassau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hempstead
    • North Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Stamford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 230,933 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hempstead
  • Huntington [Suffolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
    • Huntington [Suffolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Stamford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 200,503 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
  • Greenburgh [Westchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenburgh
    • Greenburgh [Westchester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Stamford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 90,989 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenburgh
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Norwalk [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwalk
      • Norwalk [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Stamford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,816 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk<8>
    • Norwalk [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwalk
      • Norwalk [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Stamford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,816 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwalk have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
    • New Rochelle [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Rochelle
      • New Rochelle [Westchester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Stamford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78,557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Rochelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Rochelle<8>
    • Mount Vernon [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Westchester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Stamford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 67,345 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<8>
    • Fairfield [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Fairfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Stamford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,045 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • White Plains [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
      • White Plains [Westchester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Stamford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58,109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Plains<8>

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. Our list includes 57 papers. 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Stamford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Stamford.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Connecticut

About Fairfield County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Stamford: www.cityofstamford.org/

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Stamford.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Stamford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Stamford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Stamford or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Stamford includes: 06901, 6902, 6903, 6904, 6905, 6906, 06910, 6911, 6912, 6913, 06920, 6921, 06925, 6926, 6927 & 06928.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stamford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stamford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stamford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stamford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0555, Longitude: -73.5432    
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>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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