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Overview

Introduction to Burrillville, Rhode Island

Burrillville, Rhode Island, in Providence county, is 15 miles NW of Pawtucket, Rhode Island (center to center) and 40 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is included in the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 15,796 people lived in Burrillville.

Burrillville History

Burrillville was first settled around 1662. Originally, it was part of the Town of Glocester, which was incorporated in 1731. The Saulsbury family members and John Smith were some of the area's early settlers. On November 17, 1806, Burrillville was incorporated as a separate town. It was named after James Burrill, Jr., the then Attorney General of Rhode Island. Joktan Putnam became the first Town moderator.

Burrillville and nearby Attractions

  • Quaddick State Park
  • Museum of Work and Culture
  • Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
  • Old Sturbridge Village
  • Slater Mill Historic Site
  • Smith-Appleby House Museum

Things To Do In Burrillville

You can visit Casimir Pulaski Memorial State Park while staying in Burrillville. One can also plan a trip to Spring Lake Beach, Gillerans Pond Beach, Flynns Beach, and YWCA Beach. You can enjoy fishing at the Round Top Fishing Area. The town also offers easy access to various museums and historic sites such as the Brooklyn Historical Society Museum, Prudence Crandall Museum, Huntington Homestead, Roger Williams National Memorial, and Museum of Work and Culture.

Burrillville Transportation

Flights can be availed from Worcester Regional Airport.

Burrillville Higher Education

Bryant College and Providence College are the nearest colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,214
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+7,821
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married49.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.3%
Median Earnings25+$41,363
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,493
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,488

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,599
% Above Poverty Level88.4%
% Below Poverty Level11.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone22.9%
Median Gross Rent$926
Median House Value$224,400

Ancestry

French Except Basque23.3%
Irish20.5%
Canadian17%
Italian14.9%
English12.4%
Polish6.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)6.3%
Portuguese4.6%
German4.6%
Swedish2%
Scottish1.6%
Greek1.4%
Russian1%
Ukrainian0.5%
Cape Verdean0.5%
African0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Israeli0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Burrillville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Providence County
Standard Zip Codes2830
Phone Area Codes401
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.96
Approximate Longitude-71.67

Burrillville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance9.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches
StationWORCESTER RGNL AP
Distance23.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 79 F
Oct Temp41 to 58 F
Annual Precip49 inches
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance24.6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Foster4,677$87,006
Glocester9,934$100,882
North Smithfield12,227$97,386
Scituate10,481$103,460
Smithfield21,561$90,111
Woonsocket41,272$47,682

Burrillville Hospitals

Zambarano Memorial Hospital
(Government - State)
2056 Wallum Lake Road
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