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 13,111 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 91.72% 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 (13.69%), teaching (12.99%), and healthcare (11.56%).
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.
In addition, East Greenwich is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
East Greenwich is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Despite being a small town, East Greenwich has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, East Greenwich is a pretty powerful place. 61.74% 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 $55,820, which is wealthy relative to Rhode Island and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $223,280 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 Italian, English, German, and French .
The most common language spoken in East Greenwich is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.