Stamford, Connecticut

Stamford (/ˈstæmfərd/) 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,[4]. Approximately halfway between Manhattan and New Haven at approximately 38 miles (60 kilometers) from each,[5][6] 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).

Stamford, Connecticut
Nickname(s): 
Innovating Since 1641, The City That Works, Lock City
Interactive map outlining Stamford, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°03′10″N 73°32′20″W
CountryUnited States
U.S. stateConnecticut
CountyFairfield
Metropolitan Statistical AreaNew York
Settled (town)1641
Incorporated (city)1893
Consolidated1949
Named forStamford, Lincolnshire
Government
  TypeMayor-Board of representatives
  MayorDavid Martin (D)
Area
  City52.03 sq mi (134.75 km2)
  Land37.62 sq mi (97.43 km2)
  Water14.41 sq mi (37.33 km2)
  Urban
465 sq mi (1,205 km2)
Elevation
23 ft (7 m)
Population
  City135,470
  Density3,446.26/sq mi (1,330.59/km2)
  Metro
916,829
Demonym(s)Stamfordian, Stamfordite
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
069xx
Area code203/475
FIPS code09-73000
GNIS feature ID0211129
Major highways
Commuter Rail
Websitewww.stamfordct.gov

Stamford is home to nine Fortune 500 companies as of 2019,[7] as well as numerous divisions of large corporations.[8][9][10] 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.[11] Its metropolitan division is home to colleges and universities including UConn Stamford and Norwalk Community College.