Greenwich, CT
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Living in Greenwich


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 62,727 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 89.99% 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 (19.02%), sales jobs (13.70%), and business and financial occupations (12.05%).

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: 9.00% 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.

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.

One of the nice things about Greenwich is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy 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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Greenwich. 65.27% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Greenwich in 2010 was $98,467, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $393,868 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 13.81% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Greenwich include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Greenwich's cultural character, accounting for 23.94% of the town’s population.

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