Introduction to West Greenwich, Rhode Island
West Greenwich, Rhode Island, in Kent county, is 11 miles SW of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center) and 58 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town, which benefits from easy access to nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area, has a population of approximately 5,085.
West Greenwich History
West Greenwich was separated from the vacant Narragansett country tract by a deed in 1709. In 1740, a petition was submitted to Governor Richard Ward to establish a separate town. West Greenwich was incorporated as a town in 1741, by request of freemen in the area. It was named after Greenwich, Kent in England.
West Greenwich and Nearby Attractions
Things To Do In West Greenwich
While at West Greenwich, people may visit nearby museums like South County Museum, Tomaquag Museum, and the Museum of Natural History. Other interesting places include Leyden Tree Farm, Hidden Meadows Farm, Arcadia Management Area, and Step Stone Falls. There are recreational opportunities available at parks like Beavertail State Park, and Goddard Memorial State Park. Hopeville Pond State Park provides opportunities for camping, mountain biking, boating, fishing, hiking, and picnicking.
West Greenwich Transportation
New Bedford Regional airport is nearby.
West Greenwich Higher Education
Colleges near West Greenwich include Providence College, Rhode Island College, New England Institute of Technology, Brown University, and Bryant College.
West Greenwich strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Rhode Island):
Low Violent Crime
Median Family Income
Low Property Crime
Comparing West Greenwich to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Rhode Island (State):
Ratings range from (lowest) to (highest).
|Male Share of the Population|
|Children Under 5 Years Old|
|Age of the Population|
|Well-Paid Single Men|
|Female Share of the Population|
|Portion of People Married|
|Average Household Size|
|Median Family Income|
|People Above Poverty|
|People in Middle Class or Better|
|College Educated Adults|
|Public Transportation Use|
|Short Commute Times|
|Working at Home|
|Walking and Biking to Work|
|Housing Recently Built|
|Seasonal and Vacation Housing|
|Affordability of Rents|
|Affordability of Property Taxes|
|Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals|
|People Living Alone|
|Low Violent Crime|
|Low Property Crime|
|Nearest Medium City||11 miles SW of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center)|
|Nearest Large City||58 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts|
|Metro Area||Providence - Fall River - Warwick|
|Standard Zip Codes||02817|
|Phone Area Codes||401|
|Time Zone||Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)|
|Daylight Savings||The city observes Daylight Saving Time.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Average Family Size||3.18|
|American Indian & Alaskan||12||0.2%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||35||0.7%|
|Est. 2005 Population||5,677|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|French (except Basque)||11.1%|
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||3.3%|
Louttit Memorial Library
274 VICTORY HIGHWAY
West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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Student/teacher ratio: 15.8
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