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 62,695 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 90.84% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Greenwich is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenwich who work in management occupations (18.69%), sales jobs (14.61%), and business and financial occupations (12.11%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.74% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Because of many things, Greenwich is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Greenwich really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Greenwich perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

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 64.83% 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 $90,087, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $360,348 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 11.57% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Greenwich include Irish, English, German, and Polish.

Greenwich also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.97%.

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