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 62,840 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 91.74% 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 (21.36%), business and financial occupations (12.31%), and sales jobs (12.14%).
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: 8.32% 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.
Because of many things, Greenwich is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Greenwich a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Greenwich has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.
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.
If knowledge is power, Greenwich is a pretty powerful place. 66.65% of the adults in Greenwich have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Greenwich in 2018 was $101,619, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $406,476 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 13.76% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Greenwich include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
In addition, Greenwich has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.23%).
The most common language spoken in Greenwich is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.