Greenwich, Connecticut

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Greenwich, Connecticut

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.

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High Points

Greenwich strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Connecticut):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Greenwich Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Greenwich Low Property Crime
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Greenwich College Educated Adults
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 15% Greenwich Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Greenwich, Connecticut

Comparing Greenwich to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 7
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 9
Racial Diversity 5 9
Male Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 6
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 8
Low Property Crime 10 9

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Greenwich Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 61,101 100%
Male 28,967 47.4%
Female 32,134 52.6%
Under 18 15,544 25.4%
18+ 45,557 74.6%
65+ 9,716 15.9%
Median Age 40.2
Average Family Size 3.12
White 55,001 90%
African-American 1,017 1.7%
Asian 3,165 5.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 52 0.1%
Other 892 1.5%
Mixed Race 958 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3,846 6.3%

Estimated Greenwich Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 62,236
Growth 1,135
Growth % 1.9%

Greenwich Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 18.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.1%
Irish 13.1%
English 10.7%
German 7.4%
US/American 5%
Polish 4.1%
Scottish 2.5%
Russian 2.5%
British 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Swedish 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
European 1.1%
Norwegian 1.1%
Dutch 1%
Austrian 0.9%
Danish 0.8%
Canadian 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Jamaican 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Brazilian 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Australian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Bulgarian 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
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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

Greenwich Library
Greenwich, Connecticut
(203) 622-7900
Library Web Site
Perrot Memorial Library
Greenwich, Connecticut
(203) 637-1066
Library Web Site

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Greenwich Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(203) 863-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

Starbucks in Greenwich

(As of 2005)
301 Greenwich Avenue
Putnam Plaza
78 East Putnam Avenue
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Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

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Historic Greenwich


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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