Introduction to Coventry, Rhode Island

Coventry, Rhode Island, in Kent county, is 14 miles W of Cranston, Rhode Island (center to center) and 56 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.Part of the surrounding Providence - Fall River - Warwick metro area, the town is not an isolated town. Coventry is home to some 33,668 residents.

Coventry History

The present day Coventry was first settled in the early 1700s. At that time, it was part of Warwick. It became a separate town in 1741 and was named after a city in England. It was basically a rural town, mostly settled by farmers. The Maple Root Baptist Church is the city's oldest church and was established in the late 18th century.

Coventry and nearby Attractions

  • Paine House
  • George B. Parker Woodland
  • Greene Homestead
  • Nathan Hale Homestead Museum
  • Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Fall River Carousel

Things To Do In Coventry

During your stay in Coventry, you can visit the General Nathanael Greene Homestead, William Waterman House, Rice City Historic District, Audubon Society George B Parker Woodland, and Bucks Horn Park. The city also has several houses of worship including the Rice City Baptist Church and Hopkins Hollow Church. One can also enjoy hiking and biking at Coventry Greenway.

Coventry Transportation

It takes several minutes to reach Theodore Francis Green State Airport.

Coventry Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by several colleges and universities such as the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, Johnson and Wales University, and many more.


Total Population 34,981
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 18,001
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 51.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.8%
Median Earnings25+ $41,542
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,596
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,550


Median Family Income $88,556
% Above Poverty Level 92.7%
% Below Poverty Level 7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 26.9%
Median Gross Rent $913
Median House Value $217,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.7%
US/American 0.4%
English 14.7%
Irish 24.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Coventry Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles W of Cranston, Rhode Island (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Kent
Metro Area Providence - Fall River - Warwick
Standard Zip Codes 02816
Phone Area Codes 401
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.7
Longitude -71.694

Coventry Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51.8 inches
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Coventry, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Greene (02827)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Exeter 6,691 $99,904
Foster 4,671 $87,778
Johnston 29,095 $84,741
Scituate 10,450 $100,340
West Greenwich 6,117 $96,765
West Warwick 28,891 $65,802

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Coventry Public Libraries

Coventry Public Library
Coventry, Rhode Island
(401) 822-9100
Library Web Site
Greene Public Library
Coventry, Rhode Island
(401) 397-3873

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Coventry High Schools

Serves 1,882 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

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