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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,429
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens17%
Employed Population 16+6,430
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married49%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher58.7%
Median Earnings25+$53,533
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,148
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,455

Wealth

Median Family Income$119,448
% Above Poverty Level92.1%
% Below Poverty Level7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work11.1%
% Using Public Transportation20.8%

Housing

People Living Alone37%
Median Gross Rent$1,651
Median House Value$978,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.6%
English13.2%
Italian13%
Irish12.8%
German8.6%
Albanian2.5%
French Except Basque2.2%
West Indian2.1%
Brazilian2.1%
Polish2.1%
Russian2.1%
Scottish1.9%
Swedish1.6%
Dutch1.6%
Arab1.3%
Portuguese1.3%
Jamaican1%
Greek1%
Canadian0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Haitian0.9%
Welsh0.9%
African0.8%
Croatian0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Czech0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Austrian0.4%
South African0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
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Greenwich Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fairfield County
Standard Zip Codes6830, 6831
P.O. Box Zip Codes6836
Phone Area Codes203
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.06
Approximate Longitude-73.63

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)

StationWESTCHESTER CO AP
Distance5.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 36 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip50.4 inches
StationSCARSDALE
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches

Greenwich Public Libraries

Greenwich Library
101 WEST PUTNAM AVE.
Greenwich, Connecticut
(203) 622-7900

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Greenwich Hospitals

Greenwich Hospital Association
(Non-profit)
5 Perryridge Rd
(203) 863-3000

Greenwich Public Schools

Central Middle School
9 Indian Rock Lane
ZIP: 6830
Middle
Total Enrollment 578
Community Connections
180 East Elm Street
ZIP: 6830
High
Total Enrollment 10
Greenwich High School
10 Hillside Road
ZIP: 6830
High
Total Enrollment 2501
Hamilton Avenue School
184 Hamilton Avenue
ZIP: 6830
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Julian Curtiss School
180 East Elm Street
ZIP: 6830
Primary
Total Enrollment 369
New Lebanon School
25 Mead Avenue
ZIP: 6830
Primary
Total Enrollment 264
North Street School
381 North Street
ZIP: 6830
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Western Middle School
One Western Junior Highway
ZIP: 6830
Middle
Total Enrollment 532
Glenville School
33 Riversville Road
ZIP: 6831
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Parkway School
141 Lower Cross Road
ZIP: 6831
Primary
Total Enrollment 258
International School At Dundee
55 Florence Road
ZIP: 6878
Primary
Total Enrollment 370

Greenwich Private Schools

Brunswick School
100 Maher Ave
ZIP: 6830
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 907
Carmel Acadmey
270 Lake Ave
ZIP: 6830
Elementary
Total Enrollment 230
Greenwich Academy
200 N Maple Ave
ZIP: 6830
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 784
Greenwich Catholic School
471 North St
ZIP: 6830
Elementary
Total Enrollment 416
The Greenwich Japanese School
270 Lake Ave
ZIP: 6830
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 185
Eagle Hill School
45 Glenville Rd
ZIP: 6831
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 254
Whitby School
969 Lake Ave
ZIP: 6831
Elementary
Total Enrollment 258
Sources :
Study Online in Greenwich
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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