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. Much of the housing stock in Stonington was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Stonington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.51%), sales jobs (9.78%), and office and administrative support (8.61%).
One of the nice things about Stonington 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.
The citizens of Stonington are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.02% of adults in Stonington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Stonington in 2018 was $50,209, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $200,836 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.