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Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut

Stratford is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 49,976.


\nAccording to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 51.5 km² (19.9 mi²). 45.6 km² (17.6 mi²) of it is land and 5.9 km² (2.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 11.52% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 49,976 people, 19,898 households, and 13,630 families residing in the town. The population density is 1,097.0/km² (2,841.9/mi²). There are 20,596 housing units at an average density of 452.1 persons/km² (1,171.2 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 84.76% White, 9.79% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.14% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. 6.80% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 19,898 households out of which 28.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% are married couples living together, 12.5% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 31.5% are non-families. 27.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 3.04. In the town the population is spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.6 males. The median income for a household in the town is $53,494, and the median income for a family is $64,364. Males have a median income of $45,552 versus $34,575 for females. The per capita income for the town is $26,501. 5.0% of the population and 3.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.6% are under the age of 18 and 5.8% are 65 or older.