dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Richmond, Rhode Island

Richmond, Rhode Island, in Washington county, is 19 miles SW of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center) and 67 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is in the New London - Norwich metropolitan area.

Richmond History

Richmond was part of Westerly, Rhode Island from 1669 to 1747. This area was under dispute between the British colonies of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. In 1665, the charters of the three disputed colonies were dissolved by Charles II, the King of England and he renamed the area King's County. After King's County was organized into the town of Westerly in 1669, it was further organized into four areas, namely, Charlestown, Westerly, Richmond, and Hopkinton. In 1747, Richmond was incorporated as a distinct town.

Richmond and Nearby Attractions

  • Colt State Park
  • Fort Adams
  • Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
  • Mystic Aquarium
  • Fall River Carousel
  • Tomaquag Museum

Things To Do In Richmond

There are several museums in the area around Richmond, such as South County Museum, Smith Castle, Beavertail Lighthouse Museum, and Herreshoff Marine Museum. Activities like swimming, hiking, picnicking, camping, and fishing may be enjoyed at Hopeville Pond State Park, Fort Adams State Park, Burlingame State Park, and Fort Wetherill State Park. Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge is home to endangered animals, such as birds, and plants. Wildlife watching is a popular activity at the wildlife refuge. Other frequently visited destinations nearby are Foxwoods Resort & Casino, Capron Park Zoo, and Roger Williams Park Zoo.

Richmond Transportation

Air transportation is available at Westerly State Airport.

Richmond Higher Education

Johnson & Wales University, Salve Regina University, and the University of Rhode Island are located nearby.

People

Total Population 7,624
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 10.9%
Employed Population 16+ 4,200
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 64.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.8%
Median Earnings25+ $45,000
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,868
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,614

Wealth

Median Family Income $97,432
% Above Poverty Level 95.8%
% Below Poverty Level 4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 15%
Median Gross Rent $1,099
Median House Value $273,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.4%
US/American 0.3%
English 20.2%
Irish 16.9%

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

Richmond Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles SW of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center)
Nearest Large City 67 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Washington
Metro Area New London - Norwich
Standard Zip Codes 02812, 02832, 02836, 02875, 02892, 02898
Phone Area Codes 401
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.48
Longitude -71.64

Richmond 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 KINGSTON
Distance 5.5 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
Station NEWPORT ROSE
Distance 15.1 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 NORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance 26 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Carolina (02812)

Kenyon (02836)

Shannock (02875)

West Kingston (02892)

Wyoming (02898)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Charlestown 7,772 $86,296
Exeter 6,691 $99,904
Hopkinton 8,123 $81,394
Kingston 6,969 $112,353
Narragansett 15,719 $106,961
South Kingstown 30,577 $93,358

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

Richmond Public Libraries

Library
Clark Memorial Library
7 PINEHURST DRIVE
Richmond, Rhode Island
(401) 364-6100
Library Web Site

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Master of Arts in Law - Non-Profit Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in English - Self-Designed
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015.
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
Programs
  • MBA@UNC
UNC Kenan-Flagler is one of the world's top-ranked business schools. At UNC Kenan-Flagler, you develop the skills that make you a highly effective leader and prepare you for long-term career success. The strength of the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA degree comes from a school culture in which members live the business school's core values of excellence, leadership, teamwork, integrity and community.
Programs
  • Aviation Maintenance Management Technology
  • AMT
  • AMP
  • Training aviation professionals since 1932, it is one of the few aviation schools to offer both aviation maintenance and professional pilot training programs.
  • Offers programs like Aviation Maintenance Professional, Aviation Maintenance Technology, and more.
  • Approved for Veteran's training for Veterans utilizing their educational benefits.
  • The New England campus at Hanscom Air Field in Bedford, MA and is awarded accreditation through the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
camnpus icon
Bedford
Request Info
Programs
  • Nursing (RN-BSN) - Bachelor's
  • Healthcare Administration - Bachelor's
  • Nursing - Master's

Experience the Rewards of Caring, With ECPI’s Medical Careers Institute, you can Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in 2.5 Years or Your Associate’s Even Sooner through Our Year-Round Schedule!

Programs
  • Doctor of Education: Community Care & Counseling: Marriage & Family
  • Doctor of Ministry: Evangelism & Church Planting
  • M.Div: Homiletics
  • Christian-based business program. 15+ specialization options. ACBSP accredited.
  • 60+ undergraduate & graduate degree options in Liberty School of Business.
  • 2014 Best for Vets Business School by Military Times.
  • MBA program ranked Best Buy Online MBA Regional Program by GetEducated.com.

Richmond High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

CHARIHO HIGH SCHOOL
SWITCH ROAD
401-364-7778
Serves 1,239 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

RYSE (CLINICAL DAY)
459 SWITCH ROAD
401-364-1160

CHARIHO CAREER & TECH CENTER
459 SWITCH ROAD
401-364-6869
A Vocational School

Study Online in Richmond
Additional Resources
Info for Richmond Government Officials


Are you an official in the Richmond government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top