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Overview

Introduction to Warwick, Rhode Island

Warwick is located in Kent County and has the second largest population in Rhode Island. The city was an important part of the Revolutionary War. It's popular with tourists due to the nearby beaches, saltwater bays, scenic beauty and it's colonial history. It includes a large number of villages and provides excellent views of Narragansett Bay.

History

Warwick was established in 1642 by Samuel Gorton with land acquired from the Shawhomett Purchase which was negotiated with the Narragansett Indian Chief. In 1648 Gorton was given a charter by Robert Rich, the 2nd Earl of Warwick. The town was renamed in tribute to him. The town was almost destroyed during the King Philip's War.

In 1772 the town was the location of the first violent occurrence against England, which became known as the Gaspee Affair. The event consisted of a group of Colonists who torched the British ship, Gaspee. Militiamen from Warwick were involved in numerous battles with the English. George Washington's second in Command, Nathaniel Greene resided in Warwick.

Attractions

Warwick includes a large number of notable colonial villages. The Apponaug Village was a major location for trade and politics. It includes city hall, the Warwick Museum and numerous churches. Conimicut Village had served as a fishing village and includes Conimicut Point Park and a notable lighthouse. Pawutexet Village is regarded as the oldest village in New England and features numerous colonial structures. Walking tours are popular with tourists. Warwick is home to numerous other notable attractions including:

  • Historical Warwick Museum of Art showcases the works of Rhode Island's artists, writers as well as performers.
  • Warwick Public Library is a regional landmark.
  • Aldrich Mansion is an attractive large structure which resembles a French chateau. It includes an extensive marble staircase, noteworthy paintings and antique furniture.
  • Warwick City Hall showcases a huge, impressive clock tower.
  • John Waterman Arnold House features late 1700's architecture.
  • Warwick Neck Lighthouse.
  • Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum.
  • Apponaug Four Corners.
  • Compliments Art Gallery is one of the largest art galleries in the New England area. It offers exhibits of artists from all over the world.

Activities

Warwick City Park is a large acreage which includes trails, bicycle paths and beaches. The Warwick Heritage Trail travels from the upper Narragansett Bay all the way to the western hills of Rhode Island and features a large number of historic sites. Warwick Cove is a popular destination for boating and fishing during the summer months. The Buckeye Brook Marsh and Pine Tree Preserve features herring, swans and herons.

Buttonwoods Beach offers bicycle paths, nature trails and a beach area. Goddard Memorial State Park Beach is utilized for swimming, surfing and other water sports. It includes hiking trails and bird watching areas. The city offers numerous fresh water beaches.

Nightlife

Warwick feature numerous bars and taverns. Gravs Pub includes a large dance floor. Groucho's is near the beach and offers scenic views. There are a wide variety of restaurants to choose from.

Events

Gaspee Days Festival celebrates the historic colonial villages and includes arts and crafts, a costume contest and other events. The Kayak Regatta, Summer Concert Series and the Annual Indoor Pow-wow are enjoyed by residents and visitors.

Transportation

Warwick is served by the T.F. Green Airport.

Higher Education

Warwick is home to the Community College of Rhode Island Knight Campus.

People

Total Population 81,855
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 18.5%
Employed Population 16+ 42,045
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 49.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.9%
Median Earnings25+ $42,802
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,853
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,660

Wealth

Median Family Income $82,937
% Above Poverty Level 93%
% Below Poverty Level 7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,064
Median House Value $195,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.6%
US/American 0.6%
English 14.3%
Irish 27.8%

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

Warwick Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 49 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Kent
Metro Area Providence - Fall River - Warwick
Standard Zip Codes 02818, 02886, 02888, 02889
P.O. Box Zip Codes 02887
Phone Area Codes 401
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.7
Longitude -71.416

Warwick 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 1.4 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 14.3 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 NORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance 19.4 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

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 Greenwich 13,114 $132,321
Warren 10,532 $72,805
West Warwick 28,891 $65,802

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

Warwick Public Libraries

Library
Warwick Public Library
600 SANDY LANE
Warwick, Rhode Island
(401) 739-5440
Pontiac Free Library
101 GREENWICH AVENUE
Warwick, Rhode Island
(401) 737-3292
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Warwick Hospitals

KENT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
455 TOLL GATE RD
(401) 737-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

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PILGRIM HIGH SCHOOL
111 PILGRIM PARKWAY
401-734-3250
Serves 1,340 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

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2401 WEST SHORE ROAD
401-734-3200
Serves 1,297 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

TOLL GATE HIGH SCHOOL
575 CENTERVILLE ROAD
401-734-3300
Serves 1,241 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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575 CENTERVILLE ROAD-BLDG. 5
401-734-3150
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