Greenwich, Connecticut

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Greenwich, Connecticut
Town
Greenwich Town Hall is one of 34 sites in Greenwich listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Greenwich Town Hall is one of 34 sites in Greenwich listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Location in Fairfield County and the state of Connecticut.
Location in Fairfield County and the state of Connecticut.
Greenwich is located in Connecticut
Greenwich
Greenwich
Location in Connecticut
Greenwich is located in the US
Greenwich
Greenwich
Greenwich (the US)
Coordinates: 41°02′20″N 73°36′49″W / 41.03889°N 73.61361°W / 41.03889; -73.61361Coordinates: 41°02′20″N 73°36′49″W / 41.03889°N 73.61361°W / 41.03889; -73.61361
Country United States
U.S. state Connecticut
CountyFairfield
NECTABridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
RegionWestern CT
Settled1640
Joined Connecticut1656
Government
 • TypeRepresentative town meeting
 • First selectmanPeter Tesei (R)
 • Town administratorBenjamin Branyan
 • Town meeting moderatorThomas J. Byrne
Area
 • Total67.2 sq mi (174.0 km2)
 • Land47.8 sq mi (123.8 km2)
 • Water19.4 sq mi (50.3 km2)
Elevation131 ft (40 m)
Population (2013)
 • Total62,396
 • Density930/sq mi (360/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code06807, 06830, 06831, 06870, 06878, 06836
Area code(s)203
FIPS code09-33620
GNIS feature ID213435[1]
Websitewww.greenwichct.org

Greenwich is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had 61,171 people.[2] It is home to many hedge funds and other financial service companies.

Greenwich is the southernmost and westernmost town in Connecticut. In July 2005, CNN/Money and Money magazine listed Greenwich 4th on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States.[3] Money magazine also ranked Greenwich #1 in the "Biggest Earner" category.[4] The town is named after Greenwich, England.

The town of Greenwich was settled in 1640. One of the founders was Elizabeth Fones Winthrop, daughter-in-law of John Winthrop. Winthrop was founder and Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Greenwich was officially made a town on May 11, 1665.[5]

The town has four beaches on Long Island Sound: Greenwich Point, Byram Beach, Island Beach (Little Captain's Island), and Great Captain Island.

Top employers[change | change source]

The top employers[6] in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Town of Greenwich 2,366
2 Greenwich Hospital 1,816
3 Bimbo Bakeries USA 500
4 Blue Sky Studios 400
5 Hyatt Regency - Greenwich 650
6 Greenwich Woods Rehabilitation & Health Care Center 235
7 Tudor Investment Corporation 227
8 Connecticut Light and Power Company 200
9 Brunswick School 200
10 Camuto Group 20

References[change | change source]

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Town of Greenwich
  2. "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Greenwich town, Connecticut". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved August 8, 2011.
  3. "MONEY Magazine: Best places to live 2005: Greenwich, CT snapshot". CNN.
  4. "MONEY Magazine: Best places to live 2006: Top 25 Biggest earners". CNN.
  5. [1] Greenwich history page at Connecticut GenWeb site.
  6. Town of Greenwich CAFR