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 18,449 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Stonington is the 63rd largest community in Connecticut. Stonington has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
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, 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%).
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
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 2010 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.