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Stamford, Connecticut

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Welcome to Stamford ...

The coastal city of Stamford is located in Fairfield County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Stamford has a population of 129,775 people<1> (see below for details).

Stamford is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Stamford: (203) and (475)<3>

The ZIP codes for Stamford: 06901-06907, 06910-06914, 06920-06922, 06925-06928<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Stamford had a population of 122,643 people (which is 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 (which had a count of 117,083 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Stamford had an population of 129,775 people. This is an increase of 5.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.84% since the 2000 Census).

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

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.

Websites for Stamford ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Stamford. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Stamford. Our list includes 57 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Stamford ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Town of Oyster Bay   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the South (S) of Stamford

Located in Nassau County (NY)

Town of North Hempstead   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Stamford

Located in Nassau County (NY)

Town of Huntington   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Stamford

Located in Suffolk County (NY)

Town of Greenburgh   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Stamford

Located in Westchester County (NY)

Norwalk   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Stamford

Town of Norwalk   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Stamford

New Rochelle   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Stamford

Located in Westchester County (NY)

Mount Vernon   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Stamford

Located in Westchester County (NY)

Town of Fairfield   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Stamford

White Plains   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Stamford

Located in Westchester County (NY)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Stamford.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Connecticut

About Fairfield County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Stamford:

The official website for State of Connecticut:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Stamford.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Stamford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<4>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.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stamford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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     [Map].






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