Little Compton, Rhode Island

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Little Compton, Rhode Island

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High Points

Little Compton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Rhode Island):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Little Compton Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Little Compton Low Violent Crime
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Little Compton College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Little Compton Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Little Compton Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Little Compton People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Little Compton Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Little Compton Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Little Compton, Rhode Island

Comparing Little Compton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Rhode Island (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 10 7
Age of the Population 9 10
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 7 9
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 3 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 10 8
Median Family Income 10 6
People Above Poverty 10 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 4
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Short Commute Times 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 6 5
People Living Alone 4 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 10
Affordability of Rents 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 10
Low Property Crime 7 7

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Little Compton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,593 100%
Male 1,772 49.3%
Female 1,821 50.7%
Under 18 780 21.7%
18+ 2,813 78.3%
65+ 637 17.7%
Median Age 43.5
Average Family Size 2.92
White 3,548 98.7%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 8 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.2%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 23 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 31 0.9%

Estimated Little Compton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,587
Growth -6
Growth % -0.2%

Little Compton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 27.1%
Irish 17.7%
Portuguese 14.1%
French (except Basque) 6.1%
Italian 5%
French Canadian 4.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.4%
Polish 3.3%
US/American 3.2%
German 3.2%
Swedish 2.2%
Scottish 2.2%
Greek 1%
Norwegian 1%
Celtic 0.9%
Dutch 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Russian 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
European 0.4%
British 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
Syrian 0.3%
Austrian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
South African 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Little Compton 3,593 $62,750
Jamestown 5,622 $77,990
Middletown 17,334 $57,322
Narragansett 16,361 $67,571
Newport 26,475 $54,116
Portsmouth 17,149 $68,577
Tiverton 15,260 $58,917

Little Compton Public Libraries

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

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