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Overview

Introduction to Cumberland, Rhode Island

Cumberland, Rhode Island, in Providence county, is 7 miles N of Pawtucket, Rhode Island (center to center) and 32 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the surrounding Providence - Fall River - Warwick metro area.

Cumberland History

Cumberland was originally part of Rehoboth, a town in Massachusetts which was purchased by the Plymouth Colony from local Native Americans. The area was later ceded to Rhode Island. William Blackstone was the town's first European settler. Cumberland, which was incorporated in 1746, is home to many National Registered Historic Places including the Ashton Historic District, Luke Jillson House, Tower-Flagg Barn Complex, and Berkeley Mill Village.

Cumberland and Nearby Attractions

  • Valley Falls Heritage Park
  • Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
  • Arnold Arboretum
  • Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Fall River Carousel
  • Lincoln Woods State Park

Things To Do In Cumberland

While in Cumberland, leisure time may be spent at George Washington Memorial Park, Berkeley Mill Village Historic District, Arnold Mills Historic District, and Valley Falls Heritage Park which are situated nearby. Several parks in the area are Freetown Fall River State Forest, Quaddick State Park, and Ashland State Park. Activities such as hiking and picnicking may be enjoyed at Purgatory Chasm State Reservation. Some of the other popular attractions near Cumberland are Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Tower Hill Botanical Garden, and the New England Aquarium.

Cumberland Transportation

Flights are available from Theodore Francis Green State Airport.

Cumberland Higher Education

Providence College, Bryant College, and Rhode Island College are some of the colleges near Cumberland.

Demographics

People

Total Population34,285
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens18.1%
Employed Population 16+17,841
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married54.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.9%
Median Earnings25+$47,469
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,247
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,048

Wealth

Median Family Income$94,212
% Above Poverty Level93%
% Below Poverty Level7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone26.8%
Median Gross Rent$928
Median House Value$256,600

Ancestry

Irish23.1%
French Except Basque17%
Portuguese13.2%
Italian12.7%
Canadian12.2%
English12.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.4%
Polish6.8%
German5.2%
Scottish1.5%
Arab1.4%
Greek1.2%
Russian1%
Syrian0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Brazilian0.7%
Dutch0.6%
West Indian0.6%
Lebanese0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
US/American0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Cape Verdean0.3%
African0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Cumberland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Providence County
Standard Zip Codes2864
Phone Area Codes401
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.94
Approximate Longitude-71.41

Cumberland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWEST MEDWAY
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp13 to 38 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance16.1 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
StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance17.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Central Falls19,366$31,311
Lincoln21,486$85,716
North Smithfield12,227$97,386
Pawtucket71,389$50,150
Smithfield21,561$90,111
Woonsocket41,272$47,682

Cumberland Public Libraries

Cumberland Public Library
1464 DIAMOND HILL ROAD
Cumberland, Rhode Island
(401) 333-2552

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Cumberland Public Schools

Joseph L. Mccourt Ms
45 Highland Avenue
ZIP: 2864
(401) 725-2092
Middle
Total Enrollment 460
John J. Mclaughlin Cumberland
205 Manville Hill Road
ZIP: 2864
(401) 658-1660
Primary
Total Enrollment 346
Ashton School
130 Scott Road
ZIP: 2864
(401) 333-0554
Primary
Total Enrollment 246
B.f. Norton Elementary School
364 Broad Street
ZIP: 2864
(401) 722-7610
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
Blackstone Valley Prep High
291 Broad St.
ZIP: 2864
(401) 871-3131
Other
Total Enrollment 97
Blackstone Valley Prep
291 Broad Street
ZIP: 2864
(401) 335-3133
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Community School
15 Arnold Mills Road
ZIP: 2864
(401) 333-5724
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Garvin Memorial
1364 Diamond Hill Road
ZIP: 2864
(401) 333-2557
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Cumberland High School
2600 Mendon Road
ZIP: 2864
(401) 658-2600
High
Total Enrollment 1283
North Cumberland Middle
400 Nate Whipple Highway
ZIP: 2864
(401) 333-6306
Middle
Total Enrollment 663
Blackstone Valley Prep E. 2
7 Fatima Drive
ZIP: 2864
(401) 335-3133
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Cumberland Preschool Center
130 Scott Road
ZIP: 2864
(401) 658-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 80

Cumberland Private Schools

Mercymount Country Day School
35 Wrenetham Rd
ZIP: 2864
Elementary
Total Enrollment 445
Four Corners Ymca Early Learning Center
160 Bear Hill Rd
ZIP: 2864
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Cherry Blossom Journey School
3191 Mendon Rd
ZIP: 2864
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
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