Stonington is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 18,559 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Stonington is the 63rd largest community in Connecticut.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Stonington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Stonington is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stonington who work in management occupations (14.64%), sales jobs (9.32%), and office and administrative support (7.81%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Stonington has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Stonington has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Stonington than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Stonington may be for you.
One of the nice things about Stonington is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Stonington is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.10% of adults in Stonington have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Stonington in 2018 was $52,337, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $209,348 for a family of four. However, Stonington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Stonington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stonington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Stonington include Irish, English, Italian, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Stonington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.