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Stratford is a city in Sherman County.

It is the county seat.

One tradition says the community was named after Stratford-on-Avon in England; another says it was named after Robert E. Lee's birthplace in Virginia

The latitude of Stratford is 36.336N. The longitude is -102.071W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,691 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,003.


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Median household income
Local
$32,656
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Stratford demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Sherman County Depot Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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12% of Stratford residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Stratford ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Stratford was $16,790, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Stratford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Stratford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $318.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $602.


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Libraries in Stratford include Sherman County Public Library ... View libraries

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Sherman County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Stratford political report.

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The average commute time for Stratford workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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