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Location in Fairfield County and the state of Connecticut.
Location in Fairfield County and the state of Connecticut.
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)
Elevation
131 ft (40 m)
Population
 (2013)
 • Total62,396
 • Density928.5/sq mi (358.60/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
06807, 06830, 06831, 06870, 06878, 06836
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

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