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Welcome to Stamford ...

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Stamford, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1776.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Stamford has a population of 129,780 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Telephone area codes for Stamford: (203) & (475)<4>

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

Websites for Stamford ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

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, 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 total 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 (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 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.

  • Norwalk
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Norwalk
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Norwalk
    • Norwalk is located in Fairfield County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 88,655 people
  • New Rochelle
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Mount Vernon
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Fairfield
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 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
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrison have been provided by the GNIS.<7> 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
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Westport
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westport have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westport
    • Westport is located in Fairfield County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,444 people
  • Glen Cove
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)

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.

Adding Stamford to Our Gazetteer ...

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Stamford was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Stamford post office opened in 1776.

We also found Stamford in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Stamford.

The official website for Stamford:

The official website for State of Connecticut:

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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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