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Overview

Introduction to Coventry, Rhode Island

Coventry, Rhode Island, in Kent county, is 14 miles W of Cranston, Rhode Island (center to center) and 56 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.Part of the surrounding Providence - Fall River - Warwick metro area, the town is not an isolated town.

Coventry History

The present day Coventry was first settled in the early 1700s. At that time, it was part of Warwick. It became a separate town in 1741 and was named after a city in England. It was basically a rural town, mostly settled by farmers. The Maple Root Baptist Church is the city's oldest church and was established in the late 18th century.

Coventry and nearby Attractions

  • Paine House
  • George B. Parker Woodland
  • Greene Homestead
  • Nathan Hale Homestead Museum
  • Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Fall River Carousel

Things To Do In Coventry

During your stay in Coventry, you can visit the General Nathanael Greene Homestead, William Waterman House, Rice City Historic District, Audubon Society George B Parker Woodland, and Bucks Horn Park. The city also has several houses of worship including the Rice City Baptist Church and Hopkins Hollow Church. One can also enjoy hiking and biking at Coventry Greenway.

Coventry Transportation

It takes several minutes to reach Theodore Francis Green State Airport.

Coventry Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by several colleges and universities such as the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, Johnson and Wales University, and many more.

Demographics

People

Total Population34,953
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+17,985
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married51.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.3%
Median Earnings25+$40,768
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,544
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,271

Wealth

Median Family Income$86,632
% Above Poverty Level92.9%
% Below Poverty Level7.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone25.7%
Median Gross Rent$934
Median House Value$217,900

Ancestry

Irish24.1%
Italian21.5%
French Except Basque20.1%
English13.8%
Portuguese9.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.6%
Canadian7.7%
German6.2%
Polish6.2%
Swedish2.8%
Scottish2.3%
Russian0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Greek0.7%
African0.6%
US/American0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Cape Verdean0.3%
Czech0.3%
Danishn0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Belizean0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
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Coventry Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kent County
Standard Zip Codes2816, 2827
Phone Area Codes401
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.68
Approximate Longitude-71.66

Coventry 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
Distance10.6 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
StationKINGSTON
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip51.8 inches
StationWEST THOMPSON LAKE
Distance20.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Exeter6,717$97,406
Foster4,677$87,006
Johnston29,126$87,326
Scituate10,481$103,460
West Greenwich6,112$93,548
West Warwick28,836$69,302

Coventry Public Libraries

Coventry Public Library
1672 FLAT RIVER ROAD
Coventry, Rhode Island
(401) 822-9100

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Coventry Public Schools

Alan Shawn Feinstein Ms Of Cov
15 Foster Drive
ZIP: 2816
(401) 822-9426
Middle
Total Enrollment 1149
Blackrock School
12 Lacasa Drive
ZIP: 2816
(401) 822-9450
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
Coventry High School
40 Reservoir Road
ZIP: 2816
(401) 822-9499
High
Total Enrollment 1558
Hopkins Hill School
95 Johnson Boulevard
ZIP: 2816
(401) 822-9477
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
The Regional Career And Tech
40 Reservoir Road
ZIP: 2816
(401) 822-9499
Tiogue School
170 East Shore Drive
ZIP: 2816
(401) 822-9460
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Washington Oak School
801 Read School House Road
ZIP: 2816
(401) 397-1976
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Western Coventry School
4588 Flat River Road
ZIP: 2816
(401) 397-3355
Primary
Total Enrollment 353

Coventry Private Schools

Fr John J Doyle School
341 S Main St
ZIP: 2816
Elementary
Total Enrollment 338
Pathways Strategic Teaching Center
75 Centre Of New England Blvd
ZIP: 2816
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 41
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