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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.74% 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Greenwich use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Greenwich‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Greenwich's cultural character, accounting for 22.97% of the town’s population.

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