|• Mayor||Christian Haltner (FDP.The Liberals) |
(as of 2014)
|• Total||8.59 km2 (3.32 sq mi)|
|Elevation||408 m (1,339 ft)|
|• Density||1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Freienbach (SZ), Hombrechtikon, Männedorf, Oetwil am See, Richterswil, Wädenswil|
Stäfa has an area of 8.6 km2 (3.3 sq mi). Of this area, 46.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 18.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 34% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains). In 1996[update] housing and buildings made up 26.7% of the total area, while transportation infrastructure made up the rest (7.2%). Of the total unproductive area, water (streams and lakes) made up 0.5% of the area. As of 2007[update] 35.8% of the total municipal area was undergoing some type of construction.
In the local dialect it is called Stäfa. The early history of Stäfa is closely linked to Einsiedeln Abbey. 972 King Otto II confirmed in documents possessions of the abbey on the lake, including Steveia (Stäfa).
Stäfa has a population (as of 31 December 2017) of 14,435. As of 2007[update], 16.0% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. As of 2008[update] the gender distribution of the population was 48.6% male and 51.4% female. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 22%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (88.6%), with Italian being second most common ( 3.3%) and Albanian being third ( 1.4%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 20.7% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 63.1% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 16.2%. In Stäfa about 80.5% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). There are 5179 households in Stäfa.
Stäfa has an unemployment rate of 2.14%. As of 2005[update], there were 153 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 34 businesses involved in this sector. 1592 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 103 businesses in this sector. 2551 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 508 businesses in this sector. As of 2007[update] 55.3% of the working population were employed full-time, and 44.7% were employed part-time.
As of 2008[update] there were 3545 Catholics and 6005 Protestants in Stäfa. In the 2000 census, religion was broken down into several smaller categories. From the census[update], 50.9% were some type of Protestant, with 47.5% belonging to the Swiss Reformed Church and 3.4% belonging to other Protestant churches. 27.2% of the population were Catholic. Of the rest of the population, 3.2% were Muslim, 4.3% belonged to another religion (not listed), 3.6% did not give a religion, and 13.6% were atheist or agnostic.
Economics and education
Zürichsee-Zeitung, a daily newspaper is situated in Stäfa.
Stäfa railway station is served by line S7 of the S-Bahn Zürich, which provides two trains per hour to both Zürich and Rapperswil. The journey time to Zürich is about 25 minutes, and somewhat less to Rapperswil.
In summer, Stäfa is served by regular ship services between Zurich and Rapperswil, run by the Zürichsee-Schifffahrtsgesellschaft (ZSG) and calling at various lake side towns. A passenger ferry, operated on an hourly basis throughout the year by the same company, links Stäfa with Wädenswil on the opposite shore of the lake. The railway station and landing stage are some 5 minutes walk apart.
Local bus services are operated by the Verkehrsbetriebe Zürichsee und Oberland (VZO) bus company.
- Theodor Eimer (1843 in Stäfa – 1898) a German zoologist.
- Ernst Wiechert (1887 – 1950 in Stäfa) a German teacher, poet and writer, lived in Stäfa from 1948
- Paul Vogt (1900 in Stäfa - 1984) a Swiss Protestant pastor and theologian
- Matthias Ziegler (born 1955) Swiss flautist, lives in Stäfa
- Daniel Jositsch (born 1965), professor and SP politician, lives in Stäfa 
- Nick Heidfeld (born 1977) a German professional racing driver, lives in Stäfa
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