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.
A relatively large number of people in Greenwich telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.32% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
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.
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.