Stamford is an east coast city that has had a long and storied past. Settled in 1640, it became the second town founded on Connecticut's Long Island Sound shoreline after its incorporation as Stamford in 1797 by roughly 130 people who helped settle this area for the geological location which provides easy trade access via the water.

The first settlers were British colonists who felt that this would be good farmland with access to deep water sources where they could trade their goods from surrounding areas conveniently by boat or ship. They found villages of Native Americans living near them, which eventually led to conflicts between them.

The first documented skirmish took place in 1643 when the British colonists raided a Native American village and killed 14 people before burning it to the ground. The event is chronicled by Reverend George Davenport, who was staying as an overseer at Stamford's first English settlement that year. This led to several other raids over many years when either side would take ownership of land from one another or raid settlements for supplies and livestock.

In 1705, after decades of clashes between these two groups, there was finally peace made with a treaty signed on May 20th which granted some rights to each group within its territory but also allowed what was then called "the Six Nation Indians" access into Stamford for trading purposes too. After the peace treaty, Stamford was a hub of trade in the area, and many people came to town for business.

In 1781 there were more skirmishes with Native Americans who took up positions at what is now Ridgefield Park State Park, but they weren't enough to stop the colonists from taking over their land either by force or purchase as it became necessary.

Stamford has continued to grow since then and while some parts have been preserved because of its historical significance others still bear witness to this violent history that it's had throughout these centuries too. One such place where you can see evidence of these past events is at School Street Cemetery, which overlooks an old Native American ground called "The Great Fields." The first European settler buried there was a woman named Ann Hazard, who died in 1728.

On the other hand, there are also some more recent events that have left their mark on Stamford too, such as the Great Hurricane of 1938 which hit Stamford and killed over 250 people here, and caused major destruction to property.

It's not just natural disasters either because one of the most defining moments for this city happened during World War II when 72% of its residents were called into military service with many leaving towns or never coming back again. Many families had someone fighting overseas, so they all felt these effects first-hand, even if it wasn't them personally being deployed at different times throughout those years. It's hard to say what would've been different about this city without WWII, but it's safe to say that the town would be very different if it had never happened, and they were spared from these losses.

There are many other events throughout Stamford’s history including major fires, historic architecture, Indian attacks, and more, but this is just a brief summary of what has taken place in our city so far.

Today, with over 380 years of history under its belt, Stamford still retains many traces from days gone by which can be seen throughout the city: old stone walls where farmhouses once stood; fish markets reminiscent of those of yesteryear bustling with activity; parks named in honor of former leaders such as Duane Park or Fairfield Hills Golf Course. These are just some examples among so much more one might find when taking time to explore all.

Population Growth

The population of Stamford, Connecticut is about 130,000 people. The city’s location in the heart of Fairfield County has made it one of the most densely populated towns in Connecticut.

The city has seen many changes in the past few decades, with the rapid growth of population and development. The population is projected to reach 157,000 by 2030. The growth in population is due to the positive economic conditions. It has become a destination for people from all over the world looking to invest and create jobs.

More specifically, the population growth can be attributed to the availability of jobs and affordable houses. In 2015, Forbes ranked Stamford as the third-best city in America for young professionals. The median home price was $629.9K, which is significantly lower than New York City’s median cost over $799K or similarly sized towns like Boston at $257K.

Similar factors have allowed Stamford to barely keep up with all-time high rents that reached an average yearly rate of $2,421 per month in 2020. This speaks volumes about how many millennials are looking for long-term investment rather than just quick one-time cash flow."

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