Greenwich, Connecticut

town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States

Greenwich is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. As of the 2020 census, the town had 63,518 people.[1] It is home to many hedge funds and other financial service companies.

Greenwich, Connecticut
Greenwich Town Hall
Greenwich Town Hall
Greenwich's location within Fairfield County and Connecticut
Greenwich's location within Fairfield County and Connecticut
Coordinates: 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
Joined Connecticut1656
Named forGreenwich in London
 • Total67.2 sq mi (174.0 km2)
 • Land47.8 sq mi (123.8 km2)
 • Water19.4 sq mi (50.3 km2)
131 ft (40 m)
 • Total63,518
 • Density1,328.8/sq mi (513.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC–5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC–4 (Eastern)
ZIP Codes
06807, 06830, 06831, 06870, 06878, 06836
Area code(s)203/475
FIPS code09-33620
GNIS feature ID213435[2]

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

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

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Census - Geography Profile: Greenwich town, Fairfield County, Connecticut". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 16, 2021.
  2. "Town of Greenwich". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  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" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-26. Retrieved 2012-10-07.