A small city located in Connecticut, Stratford has approximately 53,000 residents. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than they do nationally (14%). Just 20% of residents rent in Stratford, as the majority own their homes. Relatively high rent costs may be a factor, as the average rent of $1,274 a month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,148.
Averaging about 32 minutes, Stratford's commute time is longer than the state average of about 27 minutes. Many residents (45%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is used by only 3% of the city. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
Stratford has a relatively large concentration of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 9% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Further, 15% have earned a Bachelor's degree. There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Stratford. The four most common are healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and education. Together, these industries account for 28% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, making it the top field in the city. Stratford workers earn an average annual income of around $87K, a little more than the average Connecticut resident. Stratford's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
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