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 18,370 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Stonington is the 63rd largest community in Connecticut.
Housing costs in Stonington are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Connecticut.
Unlike some towns, Stonington isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Stonington are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Stonington is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stonington who work in management occupations (10.19%), office and administrative support (9.99%), and sales jobs (9.48%).
Also of interest is that Stonington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
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.
Stonington is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.59% of adults in Stonington have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Stonington in 2010 was $43,749, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $174,996 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 English, Italian, German, and French .
The most common language spoken in Stonington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.