Stonington is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 18,559 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Stonington is the 63rd largest community in Connecticut.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Stonington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Stonington is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stonington who work in management occupations (14.64%), sales jobs (9.32%), and office and administrative support (7.81%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Stonington is worth considering.
Stonington 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.
The education level of Stonington ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Stonington, 47.10% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Stonington in 2018 was $52,337, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $209,348 for a family of four. However, Stonington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Stonington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stonington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Stonington include Irish, English, Italian, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Stonington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.