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Overview

Introduction to Barrington, Rhode Island

Barrington, Rhode Island, in Bristol county, is 6 miles NE of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center) and 44 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area.

Barrington History

The area occupied by present day Barrington was originally part of a grant made by the King of England to members of the Mayflower party. Even now, certain parts of Barrington are known by names such as Prince's Hill, which reminds one of the land grant. The town was incorporated in 1667 and initially part of Swansea, Massachusetts. In 1711, its Baptist residents petitioned to separate from Swansea. This led to Barrington being incorporated in 1717 as an independent town.

Barrington and nearby Attractions

  • Osamequin Nature Trail
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Walker Farm
  • East Bay Bike Path
  • Peck Center Playground
  • Rhode Island Country Club

Things To Do In Barrington

The Town of Barrington includes four acres of waterfront that overlooks Narragansett Bay, a popular recreation spot for residents. The town parks include Haines Memorial Park which spreads over 75 acres, has picnic sites, athletic fields, a boat dock, and launching ramp.

Barrington Transportation

Logan International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Barrington Higher Education

Roger Williams University, Brown University, Johnson & Wales University, and Rhode Island School of Design provide programs for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,304
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+7,935
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married66.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher67.2%
Median Earnings25+$67,853
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,875

Wealth

Median Family Income$137,115
% Above Poverty Level97.7%
% Below Poverty Level2.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home7.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone22.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,350
Median House Value$394,800

Ancestry

Irish22.6%
English17.4%
Italian17.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.7%
German9.5%
Portuguese8.4%
French Except Basque5.3%
Polish4.7%
Canadian4.2%
Scottish3.5%
Russian3.1%
Swedish2.7%
Norwegian1.2%
Swiss1%
Greek1%
Arab1%
Dutch1%
Welsh0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Czech0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Romanian0.6%
US/American0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
African0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
South African0.1%
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Barrington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bristol County
Standard Zip Codes2806
Phone Area Codes401
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.73
Approximate Longitude-71.31

Barrington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPROVIDENCE GREEN AP
Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationNEWPORT ROSE
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 54 F
Jul Temp64 to 78 F
Oct Temp48 to 62 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationROCHESTER
Distance20.5 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bristol22,376$82,276
Cranston80,882$79,214
East Providence47,260$63,717
Providence178,851$43,585
Warren10,548$72,143
Warwick81,881$84,421

Barrington Public Libraries

Barrington Public Library
281 COUNTY ROAD
Barrington, Rhode Island
(401) 247-1920

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Barrington Public Schools

Barrington High School
220 Lincoln Avenue
ZIP: 2806
(401) 247-3150
High
Total Enrollment 1055
Barrington Middle School
261 Middle Highway
ZIP: 2806
(401) 247-3160
Middle
Total Enrollment 819
Hampden Meadows School
297 New Meadow Road
ZIP: 2806
(401) 247-3166
Middle
Total Enrollment 499
Nayatt School
400 Nayatt Road
ZIP: 2806
(401) 247-3175
Primary
Total Enrollment 317
Primrose Hill School
60 Middle Highway
ZIP: 2806
(401) 247-3170
Primary
Total Enrollment 314
Sowams Elementary School
364 Sowams Road
ZIP: 2806
(401) 247-3180
Primary
Total Enrollment 260

Barrington Private Schools

Barrington Christian Academy
9 Old County Rd
ZIP: 2806
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 201
Montessori Centre Of Barrington
303 Sowams Rd
ZIP: 2806
Elementary
Total Enrollment 48
Red Brick Nursery School
50 Middle Hwy
ZIP: 2806
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
St Andrews School
63 Federal Rd
ZIP: 2806
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 218
St Luke Elementary School
10 Waldron Ave
ZIP: 2806
Elementary
Total Enrollment 202
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