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People

Total Population 3,504
Male Share of the Population 45.7%
Female Share of the Population 54.3%
Senior Citizens 26.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,782
Age of the Population 52

Families

% of people married 57.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $115,288
% Above Poverty Level 88.8%
% Below Poverty Level 11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 17.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.5%
Median Gross Rent $929
Median House Value $527,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.9%
US/American 0.6%
English 30.6%
Irish 21.1%

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

Little Compton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles S of Fall River, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Newport
Metro Area Providence - Fall River - Warwick
Standard Zip Codes 02837
P.O. Box Zip Codes 02801
Phone Area Codes 401
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.51
Longitude -71.171

Little Compton 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 NEWPORT ROSE
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 54 F
Jul Temp 64 to 78 F
Oct Temp 48 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
Station ROCHESTER
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches
Station BLOCK ISLAND STATE AP
Distance 32 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 39 F
Apr Temp 41 to 53 F
Jul Temp 64 to 77 F
Oct Temp 49 to 62 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Adamsville (02801, 02837)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Jamestown 5,464 $101,834
Middletown 16,057 $80,954
Narragansett 15,719 $106,961
Newport 24,459 $82,917
Portsmouth 17,361 $100,359
Tiverton 15,818 $84,536

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

Little Compton Public Libraries

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Brownell Library, Home Of Little Compton
44 COMMONS
Little Compton, Rhode Island
(401) 635-8562

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