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Overview

Introduction to Warren, Rhode Island

Warren, Rhode Island, in Bristol county, is 6 miles W of Fall River, Massachusetts (center to center) and 44 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is located in the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area. Warren has a population of 11,360.

Warren History

The Native Americans were the earlier inhabitants of the town of Warren. In fact, the town was originally the site of the Indian village of Sowams. It was first settled by Europeans in 1621. Edward Winslow and Stephen Hopkins were the area's first settlers. A trading post was established in Sowams around 1622 by Plymouth Colony. In 1668, it was incorporated as the township of Sowams. The town was ceded to Rhode Island in 1747 and was renamed Warren. It was named after Admiral Sir Peter Warren, a British naval hero.

Warren and nearby Attractions

  • Firemen's Museum
  • Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
  • Maxwell House
  • Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
  • Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Marine Museum at Fall River

Things To Do In Warren

One can visit the Warren Fire Museum, James Maxwell House Museum, and Charles W Greene Museum during their leisure time. The Warren Town Beach is also an ideal destination for fun and relaxation. The Warrens Waterfront Historic District and Touisset Wildlife Refuge are also worth visiting. You can enjoy shopping at the Ocean State Plaza Shopping Center.

Warren Transportation

Theodore Francis Green State Airport is the nearest airport.

Warren Higher Education

Roger Williams University and Bristol Community College are nearby.

People

Total Population 10,532
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 19.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,399
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 45.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.3%
Median Earnings25+ $40,449
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,214
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,159

Wealth

Median Family Income $72,805
% Above Poverty Level 88.8%
% Below Poverty Level 11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.3%
% Using Public Transportation 3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.9%
Median Gross Rent $951
Median House Value $251,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7%
US/American 0.1%
English 11.6%
Irish 16.6%

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

Warren Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles W of Fall River, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Bristol
Metro Area Providence - Fall River - Warwick
Standard Zip Codes 02885
Phone Area Codes 401
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.73
Longitude -71.283

Warren 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 PROVIDENCE GREEN AP
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Station NEWPORT ROSE
Distance 16.3 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 19.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barrington 16,280 $132,000
Bristol 22,364 $82,763
Cranston 80,761 $78,125
East Providence 47,266 $62,457
Tiverton 15,818 $84,536
Warwick 81,855 $82,937

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

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George Hail Free Library
530 MAIN STREET
Warren, Rhode Island
(401) 245-7686

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