Stamford (//) is a city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is the second-most populous city in Fairfield County and Connecticut (behind Bridgeport). With a population of 135,470, the city passed Hartford and New Haven in population as of the 2020 census,. Approximately halfway between Manhattan and New Haven at approximately 38 miles (60 kilometers) from each, Stamford is in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk-Danbury metropolitan statistical area which is a part of the New York City metropolitan area (specifically, the New York–Newark, NY–NJ–CT–PA Combined Statistical Area).
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|Metropolitan Statistical Area||New York|
|Named for||Stamford, Lincolnshire|
|• Type||Mayor-Board of representatives|
|• Mayor||David Martin (D)|
|• City||52.03 sq mi (134.75 km2)|
|• Land||37.62 sq mi (97.43 km2)|
|• Water||14.41 sq mi (37.33 km2)|
|• Urban||465 sq mi (1,205 km2)|
|Elevation||23 ft (7 m)|
|• Density||3,446.26/sq mi (1,330.59/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (Eastern)|
|GNIS feature ID||0211129|
Stamford is home to nine Fortune 500 companies as of 2019, as well as numerous divisions of large corporations. This gives Stamford the largest financial district in the New York metropolitan region outside New York City itself and one of the largest concentrations of corporations in the United States. Dominant sectors of its economy include financial services, tourism, information technology, healthcare, telecommunications, transportation, and retail. Its metropolitan division is home to colleges and universities including UConn Stamford and Norwalk Community College.