Approximately 30 miles from Manhattan, Stamford is in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro area which is a part of the Greater New York metropolitan area. Stamford has branches of the University of Connecticut, University of Bridgeport and Sacred Heart University.
LDS Members make up 0.51% of the population of Stamford. The Hartford Connecticut Temple Site is being cleared; temple footprint staked; anticipated in late 2015–early 2016 (awaiting official announcement). The state of Connecticut has 14,990 members in 4 stakes, 27 wards and 5 branches, and 1 mission in Connecticut.
Missionary work for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Connecticut began in 1832, with few converts. In 1838, Wilford Woodruff, future Church President, preached in his hometown of Farmington, Connecticut. He arranged to have a meeting with his family of nonmembers. Afterward, Woodruff baptized his father, stepmother, sister, and three others. A small congregation was organized in Farmington thereafter.