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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 63,518 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 91.76% 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 (23.58%), sales jobs (12.70%), and business and financial occupations (11.87%).

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: 14.98% 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.

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

In Greenwich, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.21 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Greenwich is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Greenwich, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

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 69.61% 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 2018 was $108,412, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $433,648 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 12.64% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Greenwich include Italian, Irish, English, German, and Polish.

Greenwich also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.97%.

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