Stamford, Connecticut Population 2021

129,302
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Stamford is a city located in Fairfield County Connecticut. With a 2020 population of 129,302, it is the 3rd largest city in Connecticut (after and ) and the 217th largest city in the United States . Stamford is currently declining at a rate of -0.13% annually but its population has increased by 5.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 122,643 in 2010. Stamford reached it's highest population of 129,880 in 2017. Spanning over 52 miles, Stamford has a population density of 3,437 people per square mile.

The average household income in Stamford is $140,870 with a poverty rate of 9.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,812 per month, and the median house value is $532,700. The median age in Stamford is 36.9 years, 35.7 years for males, and 38.6 years for females.

Stamford Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Stamford was:

  • White: 64.42%
  • Black or African American: 14.10%
  • Other race: 9.41%
  • Asian: 8.55%
  • Two or more races: 3.16%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Stamford, Connecticut is 129,302 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 129,806.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 122,643.

Stamford, Connecticut Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021942,054-639-0.07%
2020942,693-639-0.07%
2019943,332-639-0.07%
2018943,9719330.10%
2017943,038-1,309-0.14%
2016944,347-596-0.06%
2015944,9437470.08%
2014944,1964,2720.45%
2013939,9244,8250.51%
2012935,0997,0990.76%
2011928,0008,6450.93%
2010919,3550.00%

Stamford Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White83,29664.42%
Black or African American18,23614.10%
Some Other Race12,1709.41%
Asian11,0598.55%
Two or More Races4,0803.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native4260.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander420.03%
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Stamford Population by Race

Stamford Population Pyramid $2021

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Stamford Median Age

36.9


Total

35.7


Male

38.6


Female

Stamford Adults

There are 102,831 adults, (18,678 of whom are seniors) in Stamford.

Stamford Age Dependency

53.7

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Stamford Sex Ratio

Female

65,497

50.65%

Male

63,812

49.35%

Stamford Population by Age

Stamford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Stamford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.8%32.2%
All51.6%48.4%
Non Family38%62%
Female36.5%63.5%
Male29.4%70.6%

51.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Stamford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All49,1412.6151.6
Married23,2283.2967.8
Non Family18,4391.3938
Female5,6223.4336.5
Male1,8523.6429.4

3.21

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Stamford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,1696.73%
9th to 12th Grade3,6904.03%
High School Graduate18,66320.37%
Some College12,07413.18%
Associates Degree5,1515.62%
Bachelors Degree25,26327.57%
Graduate Degree20,61922.50%
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Stamford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Stamford Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White49,66748,08131,050
Hispanic21,31214,6224,549
Black11,99610,7022,834
Asian8,2797,7926,764
Other Race7,1994,097919
2+ Races1,8081,590829
Native American311300154

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 81.70%.

Stamford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,117$63,101$44,380
Less Than 9th Grade$20,587$24,351$15,317
High School Graduate$30,897$35,091$27,949
Some College$38,703$42,010$34,114
Bachelors Degree$75,139$86,982$61,267
Graduate Degree$97,902$112,681$82,134

$53,117

Average Earnings

$63,101

Average Male

$44,380

Average Female

Stamford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Stamford Language by Age

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Stamford Language

57.38% of Stamford residents speak only English, while 42.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.40% of the population.

Stamford Language

Stamford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic35,0235,36115.31%
White63,2533,1805.03%
Other12,0692,58621.43%
Black18,1022,55814.13%
Asian11,0598327.52%
Multiple4,08046811.47%
Islander422764.29%
Native42681.88%

9.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.34%

Male Poverty Rate

9.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Stamford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Stamford is Islander, with 64.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Stamford is Native, with 1.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.75%.

Stamford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.07%
High School11.97%
Some College8.38%
Bachelors or Greater3.30%

Stamford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed27.95%
Male Unemployed24.78%
Male Employed4.82%
Female Employed4.16%

Stamford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Stamford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$93,059$140,870
Families$110,954$164,465
Married Families$140,948-
Non Families$63,734$95,945
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Income by Household Type

Stamford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Stamford Married by Age and Sex

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Stamford Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Stamford Marital Status by Race

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Stamford Marital Status

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3,170

Number of Veterans

2,954

Male Veterans

216

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,226
Korea414
First Gulf War342
World War II330
Second Gulf War327

Stamford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,319
65 to 74901
35 to 54472
55 to 64307
18 to 34171

Stamford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6873.90%
Hispanic4741.91%
Black2301.68%
Other Race1872.15%
Asian440.48%
2+ Races221.05%

Stamford Veterans by Race

Stamford Veterans by Education

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5.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Stamford Veterans by Education

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73.3%

Labor Force Participation

68.7%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Stamford Employment by Age

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Stamford Employment by Race

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Stamford Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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36.37%

Born in Stamford

65.59%

Native Born

34.41%

Foreign Born

19.36%

Non Citizen

15.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

65.59% of Stamford residents were born in the United States, with 36.37% having been born in Connecticut. 19.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Stamford Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021129,302-168-0.13%
2020129,470-168-0.13%
2019129,638-168-0.13%
2018129,806-74-0.06%
2017129,8809060.70%
2016128,9746220.48%
2015128,3524010.31%
2014127,9511,6451.30%
2013126,3061,2601.01%
2012125,0461,0580.85%
2011123,9881,2070.98%
2010122,7815,6980.48%
2000117,0839,0270.81%
1990108,0565,5900.53%
1980102,466-6,332-0.60%
1970108,79816,0851.61%
196092,71318,4202.24%
195074,29326,3554.48%
194047,9381,5920.34%
193046,34611,2502.82%
192035,0969,9583.39%
191025,1389,1414.62%
190015,9975,6014.40%
189010,3967,85615.13%
18802,5400.00%

Stamford Population by Year