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Stratford is a city in Hamilton and Webster counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 746.
Stratford is located at (42.270919, -93.926862).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km2), all land.
200px|thumb|left|Stratford Public Library As of the census of 2000, there were 746 people, 307 households, and 186 families residing in the city. The population density was 387.7 people per square mile (150.0/km2). There were 324 housing units at an average density of 168.4/sq mi (65.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.06% White, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.
There were 307 households out of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the city the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 29.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $41,042. Males had a median income of $28,571 versus $22,344 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,553. About 2.3% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.
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