East Greenwich, RI
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East Greenwich is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 13,120 people and three constituent neighborhoods, East Greenwich is the 26th largest community in Rhode Island.

East Greenwich home prices are not only among the most expensive in Rhode Island, but East Greenwich real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

East Greenwich is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.84% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, East Greenwich is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Greenwich who work in management occupations (16.12%), healthcare (11.22%), and teaching (10.06%).

Also of interest is that East Greenwich has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.68% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, East Greenwich is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, East Greenwich really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is East Greenwich perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One of the nice things about East Greenwich 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.

If knowledge is power, East Greenwich is a pretty powerful place. 62.59% of the adults in East Greenwich have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in East Greenwich in 2018 was $62,337, which is wealthy relative to Rhode Island and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $249,348 for a family of four.

East Greenwich is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call East Greenwich home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Greenwich residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in East Greenwich include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French.

The most common language spoken in East Greenwich is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.


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