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Overview

Introduction to Greenwich, Connecticut

Greenwich, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 27 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is located in the Stamford - Norwalk metropolitan area. Greenwich has a population of 61,101.

Greenwich History

The town of Greenwich was first settled in by Europeans in 1640 when residents of New Haven bought land from the Native Indians inhabiting the area. It was officially incorporated in 1655. The community was named after a town in England. The Mianus River Bridge, carrying traffic over an estuary, collapsed in 1983, killing three people. Initially, the beaches of Greenwich were open only to its residents, but after prolonged efforts to amend this rule, the town opened all four beaches to the public in 2002.

Greenwich and nearby Attractions

  • Bruce Museum
  • Bush-Holley House
  • Hawthorne Beach
  • Greenwich Avenue Historic District
  • Old Greenwich Yacht Club
  • Bruce Memorial Golf Club

Things To Do In Greenwich

One can play golf, or enjoy water sports like boating and fishing on any of town's beautiful lakes. The Greenwich Symphony Orchestra organizes regular performances for its residents and visitors. The Hawthorne Beach, Fords Beach and Uncas Point Beach are very popular tourist spots.

Greenwich Transportation

Westchester County Airport is close by.

Greenwich Higher Education

Connecticut Institute of Art is the local institute of higher learning. Other nearby institutes include Suny College at Purchase, Suny Westchester Community College and Iona College.

People

Total Population 13,499
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 6,420
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 52.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 59.1%
Median Earnings25+ $52,632
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,159
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,125

Wealth

Median Family Income $117,619
% Above Poverty Level 92.6%
% Below Poverty Level 7.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 11.2%
% Using Public Transportation 17.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,614
Median House Value $936,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.4%
US/American 0.2%
English 12.9%
Irish 12.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Greenwich Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 27 miles NE of New York, New York
County Fairfield
Standard Zip Codes 06830, 06831
P.O. Box Zip Codes 06836
Company Zip Codes 06832
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.026
Longitude -73.628

Greenwich Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WESTCHESTER CO AP
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.4 inches
Station SCARSDALE
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Greenwich, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Belle Haven (06830)

Glenville (06831)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Greenwich Public Libraries

Library
Greenwich Library
101 WEST PUTNAM AVE.
Greenwich, Connecticut
(203) 622-7900
Library Web Site
Perrot Memorial Library
90 SOUND BEACH AVE.
Greenwich, Connecticut
(203) 637-1066
Library Web Site

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Greenwich Hospitals

GREENWICH HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
5 PERRYRIDGE RD
(203) 863-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL
10 HILLSIDE RD.
203-625-8000
Serves 2,595 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

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203-625-7400
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Historic Greenwich

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Clubhouse of I.H.Y.C.. 1896 Aug. 1.

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Clubhouse of I.H.Y.C.. 1896 Aug. 1.

Beautiful Edgewood Inn between 1905 and 1915

Beautiful Edgewood Inn between 1905 and 1915

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