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Stamford is a city in Fairfield County.
The community was named after a town in England.
The latitude of Stamford is 41.053N. The longitude is -73.539W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 23 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 120,107.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Stamford demographic reports
Stamford is on Long Island Sound.
Former and merged names include:
The area was purchased from the Indians by Capt. Nathaniel Turner, an agent of the New Haven Colony, in 1640. Turner paid with 12 coats, 12 hoes, 12 hatches, 12 glasses, 12 knives, four kettles and shell beads.
Little League World Series champions, 1951
Public transportation: Connecticut Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 271. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 2.2 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 4 on the "Best Cities for Women" list (small cities), Ladies' Home Journal, 2002
Filming location for:
· 1991 movie, "Scenes from a Mall"
Census 2000 highlights: Among U.S. communities of at least 100,000 people, ranked No. 1 in monthly mortgage costs. The median here was $2,203
Well-known residents have included:
· Eugene O'Neill, playwright
· John Hawkes, author
· Christopher Lloyd, actor
· John Henson, TV talk show host
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Performing arts: Stamford Symphony Orchestra, Stamford Theater Works
Stamford attractions: Bartlett Arboretum
Historic sites and museums: Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford Historical Society Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion
Colleges and universities:
University of Connecticut at Stamford
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 106
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Ancestry & family history
6% of Stamford residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Stamford ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Stamford was $34,987, compared with $21,587 nationally.
40% of Stamford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Stamford include South End Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Stamford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $932. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,203.
Libraries in Stamford include Ferguson Library, Harry Bennett Library, South End Community Center Branch Library, Weed Memorial Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Stamford include Stamford Advocate
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WEDW-FM.
Stamford restaurants taking online reservations include grand, Route 22 ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Stamford workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 18 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Stamford between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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