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 13,099 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 93.19% 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 (13.72%), sales jobs (12.70%), and teaching (12.18%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.42% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making East Greenwich a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, East Greenwich has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, East Greenwich’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

East Greenwich 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

If knowledge is power, East Greenwich is a pretty powerful place. 62.69% 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 2010 was $58,284, which is wealthy relative to Rhode Island and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $233,136 for a family of four.

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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