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Overview

Introduction to East Greenwich, Rhode Island

East Greenwich, Rhode Island, in Kent county, is 3 miles SW of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center) and 52 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is conveniently located inside the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area.

East Greenwich History

East Greenwich was officially incorporated in 1677. The town was named after the town of Greenwich, England. The land was given to King Charles II of England in 1644 by the Pequot Indians. The Town Hall of East Greenwich was built in 1804 and was originally named as Kent County Courthouse. The town served as one of five capitals of Rhode Island until 1854. It is also the birthplace of the American Navy, which was established by a resolution passed on June 12, 1775, by the Rhode Island General Assembly.

East Greenwich and nearby Attractions

  • Varnum House Museum
  • England Wireless & Steam Museum
  • Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Haines Memorial State Park
  • Yawgoo Valley
  • Goddard Memorial State Park

Things To Do In East Greenwich

While staying in East Greenwich, one can spend their leisure time at the Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge. The East Greenwich Historic District is also worth visiting. It is also home to the New England Wireless and Steam Museum and Varnum Military Museum. The town has several houses of worship including East Greenwich Baptist Church, East Greenwich United Methodist Church, and Saint Lukes Episcopal Church.

East Greenwich Transportation

Theodore Francis Green State Airport is nearby.

East Greenwich Higher Education

Community College of Rhode Island and New England Institute of Technology are the nearest colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,104
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+6,009
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married60.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher61.7%
Median Earnings25+$66,250
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,454
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,531

Wealth

Median Family Income$142,648
% Above Poverty Level96.1%
% Below Poverty Level3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone29.4%
Median Gross Rent$862
Median House Value$412,600

Ancestry

Irish27.6%
Italian16.6%
English15.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.1%
German9%
French Except Basque5.2%
Canadian5%
Swedish4.9%
Polish4.2%
Scottish4.1%
Portuguese4%
Dutch1.7%
Russian1.5%
Arab1.2%
Hungarian0.9%
Lebanese0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Romanian0.6%
Greek0.6%
US/American0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Syrian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
African0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Albanian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
South African0.1%
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East Greenwich Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kent County
Standard Zip Codes2818
Phone Area Codes401
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.63
Approximate Longitude-71.5

East Greenwich 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
Distance4.1 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
Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 54 F
Jul Temp64 to 78 F
Oct Temp48 to 62 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance19.4 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
Cranston80,882$79,214
Exeter6,717$97,406
North Kingstown26,232$103,960
Warwick81,881$84,421
West Greenwich6,112$93,548
West Warwick28,836$69,302

East Greenwich Public Libraries

East Greenwich Free Library
82 PEIRCE STREET
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
(401) 884-9510

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East Greenwich Public Schools

Archie R. Cole Ms
100 Cedar Avenue
ZIP: 2818
(401) 398-1213
Middle
Total Enrollment 617
East Greenwich High
300 Avenger Drive
ZIP: 2818
(401) 398-1574
High
Total Enrollment 713
Frenchtown School
1100 Frenchtown Road
ZIP: 2818
(401) 398-1402
Primary
Total Enrollment 254
George Hanaford School
200 Middle Road
ZIP: 2818
(401) 398-1351
Primary
Total Enrollment 277
James H. Eldredge School
101 First Avenue
ZIP: 2818
(401) 886-3246
Primary
Total Enrollment 298
Meadowbrook Farms School
2 Chestnut Drive
ZIP: 2818
(401) 398-1602
Primary
Total Enrollment 235

East Greenwich Private Schools

A Step Up
88 Crompton Rd
ZIP: 2818
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
Little Red Hen Preschool & Kindergarten
358 Old Forge Rd
ZIP: 2818
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
London Bridge Child Care Center
146 Duke St
ZIP: 2818
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Montessori Of Greenwich Bay
3285 S County Trl
ZIP: 2818
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Our Lady Of Mercy Regional School
55 4th Ave
ZIP: 2818
Elementary
Total Enrollment 391
Rocky Hill School
530 Ives Rd
ZIP: 2818
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 273
The Stork's Nest Child Academy - East Greenwich
2260 S County Trl
ZIP: 2818
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
The Village Lower School
2220 S County Trl
ZIP: 2818
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
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