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Overview

Introduction to Glocester, Rhode Island

Glocester, Rhode Island, in Providence county, is 14 miles NW of Providence, Rhode Island (center to center) and 43 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area. As of the 2000 census, 9,948 people lived in Glocester.

Glocester History

Until 1731, Glosester was part of Providence. The town was named after Henry Stuart, Duke of Gloucester. Three years after the first settlement at Providence was founded by Roger Williams, Glocester was established. This took place in 1639 and the town was separated from Providence on March 16, 1730 and was organized as Town of Glocester. After Old Glocester was divided, the southern section retained the original name while the northern portion was called Burrillville.

Glocester and Nearby Attractions

  • Smith-Appleby House Museum
  • Roger Williams National Memorial
  • Lincoln Woods State Park
  • Gen. Nathanael Greene Homestead
  • Capron Park Zoo
  • Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

Things To Do In Glocester

There are several interesting places to visit near Glocester including Franklin Park Zoo, Arnold Arboretum, and Fall River Carousel. Foxwoods Resort & Casino is located at some distance from the town. Camping, picnicking, swimming, and fishing may be enjoyed at the 860-acre Mashamoquet Brook State Park. Some of the other parks located nearby include Haines Memorial State Park, Colt State Park, Goddard Memorial State Park, and World War II Memorial State Park. Roseland Cottage, a Gothic Revival House, is Coral-colored and was built in 1846. It has a bowling alley as well.

Glocester Transportation

Theodore Francis Green State is the closest airport to Glocester.

Glocester Higher Education

Bryant College, Rhode Island College, Providence College, and Johnson & Wales University are some of the colleges located nearby.

People

Total Population 9,844
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 5,519
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 57.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.1%
Median Earnings25+ $46,881
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $37,778
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,091

Wealth

Median Family Income $90,177
% Above Poverty Level 96.1%
% Below Poverty Level 3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 19%
Median Gross Rent $799
Median House Value $263,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 18.2%
Irish 27.4%

Glocester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles NW of Providence, Rhode Island (center to center)
Nearest Large City 43 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Providence
Metro Area Providence - Fall River - Warwick
Standard Zip Codes 02814, 02859
P.O. Box Zip Codes 02829
Phone Area Codes 401
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.91
Longitude -71.66

Glocester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station NORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance 5.6 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
Station BUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Station WEST MEDWAY
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Chepachet (02814)

Harmony (02829)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burrillville 16,108 $74,019
Foster 4,642 $85,954
North Smithfield 12,106 $94,969
Scituate 10,414 $99,559
Smithfield 21,478 $86,485
Woonsocket 41,136 $45,277

Glocester Public Libraries

Library
Harmony Library
195 PUTNAM PIKE
Glocester, Rhode Island
(401) 949-2850
Glocester Manton Free Public Library
1137 PUTNAM PIKE
Glocester, Rhode Island
(401) 568-6077

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