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.


Total Population16,170
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+7,823
Age of the Population46


% of people married51%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.7%
Median Earnings25+$42,622
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,609


Median Family Income$80,000
% Above Poverty Level90.3%
% Below Poverty Level9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%


People Living Alone24%
Median Gross Rent$916
Median House Value$227,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)5.9%

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

Burrillville Almanac

Nearest Medium City 15 miles NW of Pawtucket, Rhode Island (center to center)
Nearest Large City40 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
Metro AreaProvidence - Fall River - Warwick
Standard Zip Codes02830
Phone Area Codes401
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Burrillville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

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
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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Burrillville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Glendale (02826)

Mapleville (02839)

Oakland (02858)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
North Smithfield12,159$93,920

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

Burrillville Public Libraries

Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library
Burrillville, Rhode Island
(401) 568-8244

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