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Stamford Livability #96 ranked city in Connecticut#8,272 ranked city in the USARanks better than 71% of areas

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      Living in Stamford, CT

      Stamford is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Connecticut. The city has a population of 127,410 residents. Stamford has a population density of 3,387 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Stamford identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 23% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Stamford might be a good fit as 76% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 54% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Stamford, Connecticut. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is of utmost importance, ensuring a secure environment with low crime. Proximity to your workplace or school helps reduce commuting time and offers convenience. Access to amenities such as parks, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities enhances your daily life. Public transportation options contribute to easy mobility. A sense of community fosters a supportive and engaging environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere should align with your desired lifestyle, ensuring a fulfilling living experience. Considering these items will guide you towards finding the perfect neighborhood that fits all your needs. With useful information like health & safety, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Stamford and in the areas around Stamford is a much easier task.

      Stamford, CT receives 68/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #96 in Connecticut and #8,272 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we know that Stamford ranks very well for crime (A-) and education (B-). Regrettably for Stamford, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: amenities (F), cost of living (F) and housing (D).

      Low violent crime rates (murder, rape, robbery, assault) provide a safer environment for residents, reducing the risk of personal harm, property theft or violence. Low crime can also lead to increased property values and desirability. At 200 crimes per 100,000 residents, Stamford has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are attainable, we'll need to know if the real estate in Stamford is actually affordable. The median home price for Stamford homes is $504,200, which is 87.2% higher than the Connecticut average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Stamford, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.2, which is 63.2% higher than the Connecticut average.

      Stamford transportation information

      Statistic Stamford Connecticut National
      Average one way commute27min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work65.9%78.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.9%8.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit14.5%4.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.7%2.9%2.8%
      Working from home4.7%4.6%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Stamford, CT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).