Greenwich is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had 61,171 people. It is home to many hedge funds and other financial service companies.
|Coordinates: 41°02′20″N 73°36′49″W / 41.03889°N 73.61361°WCoordinates: 41°02′20″N 73°36′49″W / 41.03889°N 73.61361°W|
|• Type||Representative town meeting|
|• First selectman||Peter Tesei (R)|
|• Town administrator||Benjamin Branyan|
|• Town meeting moderator||Thomas J. Byrne|
|• Total||67.2 sq mi (174.0 km2)|
|• Land||47.8 sq mi (123.8 km2)|
|• Water||19.4 sq mi (50.3 km2)|
|Elevation||131 ft (40 m)|
|• Density||930/sq mi (360/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (Eastern)|
06807, 06830, 06831, 06870, 06878, 06836
|GNIS feature ID||213435|
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. Money magazine also ranked Greenwich #1 in the "Biggest Earner" category. 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.
The town has four beaches on Long Island Sound: Greenwich Point, Byram Beach, Island Beach (Little Captain's Island), and Great Captain Island.
The top employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|1||Town of Greenwich||2,366|
|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|
- ↑ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Town of Greenwich
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ "MONEY Magazine: Best places to live 2005: Greenwich, CT snapshot". CNN.
- ↑ "MONEY Magazine: Best places to live 2006: Top 25 Biggest earners". CNN.
- ↑  Greenwich history page at Connecticut GenWeb site.
- ↑ "Town of Greenwich CAFR" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-26. Retrieved 2012-10-07.