Greenwich, CT
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Greenwich is a larger medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 62,855 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Greenwich is the tenth largest community in Connecticut.

Greenwich home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Greenwich real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Greenwich is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.90% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Greenwich is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenwich who work in management occupations (19.40%), sales jobs (14.66%), and business and financial occupations (11.15%).

Also of interest is that Greenwich has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.37% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Greenwich is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Greenwich is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Greenwich’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Greenwich is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Greenwich is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Greenwich area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Greenwich, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Greenwich is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 65.51% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Greenwich in 2010 was $96,533, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $386,132 for a family of four.

Greenwich is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Greenwich home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Greenwich residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Greenwich also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.73% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Greenwich include Italian, Irish, English, German, and Polish.

In addition, Greenwich has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.52%).

The most common language spoken in Greenwich is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.