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Affluent community with many estates
Greenwich is a town in Fairfield County, in the Bridgeport-Stamford metro area.
The community was named for a town in England.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Connecticut named Greenwich. For links to other places called Greenwich, CT, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Greenwich is 41.038N. The longitude is -73.614W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 56 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 61,101.
After years of resisting efforts to allow non-residents to use local beaches, the town in 2002 opened the areas - at a price of $10 per person and $20 to park.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Greenwich demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fairfield County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Stamford-Norwalk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 06830 ZIP code.
10% of Greenwich residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Greenwich ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Greenwich was $74,346, compared with $21,587 nationally.
59% of Greenwich residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Greenwich include Fourth Ward Historic District, Greenwich Avenue Historic District, Putnam Hill Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Greenwich, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,216. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $3,345.
Libraries in Greenwich include Byram Shubert Branch Library, Cos Cob Branch Library, Greenwich Library ... View libraries
Greenwich restaurants taking online reservations include Gaia Restaurant, L'Escale ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Greenwich workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Greenwich between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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