Stratford 62 Below average
Stratford Livability #128 ranked city in Connecticut#21,374 ranked city in the USARanks better than 27% of areas
A+ Stratford Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Stratford Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to Connecticut
12525% more expensive than the US average
12424% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Stratford cost of living
A- Stratford Crime Total crime is 11% higher than Connecticut
Total crime
1,78728% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5628% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-17%Year over year crime is down
Stratford crime
C Stratford Employment Household income is 3% lower than Connecticut
Median household income
$69,33625% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$35,17518% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%9% higher than the US average
Stratford employment
F Stratford Housing Home value is 7% lower than Connecticut
Median home value
$249,60035% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,22930% higher than the US average
Home ownership
80%25% higher than the US average
Stratford real estate or Stratford rentals
F Stratford Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than Connecticut
High school grad. rates
87%5% higher than the US average
School test scores
38%23% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:111% lower than the US average
Stratford K-12 schools
F Stratford User Ratings There are a total of 11 ratings in Stratford
Overall user rating
39% 11 total ratings
User reviews rating
40% 5 total reviews
User surveys rating
37% 6 total surveys
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      Living in Stratford, CT

      Stratford, Connecticut is a mid-sized city with a population of 52,300 people. The majority of Stratford residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Stratford might be a good fit as 73% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 67% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Stratford, Connecticut. To help you find the best places to live in and around Stratford, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, weather, education, housing and more.

      Stratford, CT receives 67/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #93 in Connecticut and #14,771 in the USA. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Stratford has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+) and crime (A-). On a less positive note, Stratford does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F), education (F) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Stratford has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: Short Beach, Lordship Seawall, and Boothe Memorial Park and Museum.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Stratford has a violent crime rate of 170 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Stratford. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Stratford are affordable. Median real estate prices in Stratford come in at $249,600, which is 7.3% lower than the Connecticut average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Stratford, the home price to income ratio is 3.6, which is 5.3% lower than the Connecticut average.

      Stratford transportation information

      Average one way commute28min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.4%78.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.1%8.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit6.2%4.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.0%2.9%2.8%
      Working from home4.4%4.6%4.6%

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