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 18,593 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Stonington is the 63rd largest community in Connecticut.
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, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stonington who work in management occupations (12.00%), office and administrative support (10.24%), and sales jobs (8.92%).
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.
The education level of Stonington ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Stonington, 48.04% 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 2010 was $49,353, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $197,412 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.