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Overview

Introduction to Glocester, Rhode Island

Glocester, Rhode Island, in Providence county, is 14 miles NW of Providence, Rhode Island (center to center) and 43 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area.

Glocester History

Until 1731, Glosester was part of Providence. The town was named after Henry Stuart, Duke of Gloucester. Three years after the first settlement at Providence was founded by Roger Williams, Glocester was established. This took place in 1639 and the town was separated from Providence on March 16, 1730 and was organized as Town of Glocester. After Old Glocester was divided, the southern section retained the original name while the northern portion was called Burrillville.

Glocester and Nearby Attractions

  • Smith-Appleby House Museum
  • Roger Williams National Memorial
  • Lincoln Woods State Park
  • Gen. Nathanael Greene Homestead
  • Capron Park Zoo
  • Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

Things To Do In Glocester

There are several interesting places to visit near Glocester including Franklin Park Zoo, Arnold Arboretum, and Fall River Carousel. Foxwoods Resort & Casino is located at some distance from the town. Camping, picnicking, swimming, and fishing may be enjoyed at the 860-acre Mashamoquet Brook State Park. Some of the other parks located nearby include Haines Memorial State Park, Colt State Park, Goddard Memorial State Park, and World War II Memorial State Park. Roseland Cottage, a Gothic Revival House, is Coral-colored and was built in 1846. It has a bowling alley as well.

Glocester Transportation

Theodore Francis Green State is the closest airport to Glocester.

Glocester Higher Education

Bryant College, Rhode Island College, Providence College, and Johnson & Wales University are some of the colleges located nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,934
Male Share of the Population51.5%
Female Share of the Population48.5%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+5,378
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married54.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.2%
Median Earnings25+$46,028
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,313
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,229

Wealth

Median Family Income$100,882
% Above Poverty Level96.2%
% Below Poverty Level3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone20.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,016
Median House Value$260,200

Ancestry

Irish24.9%
Italian19.8%
French Except Basque19.7%
English17.6%
Canadian8.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.9%
German5.8%
Polish4.9%
Portuguese4.4%
Scottish2.9%
Swedish2.1%
Russian1.7%
Arab1.2%
Syrian1%
Norwegian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Greek0.3%
US/American0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
African0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
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Glocester Almanac

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Glocester 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
Distance5.6 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
StationBUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance18.9 miles
Jan Temp12 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches
StationWEST MEDWAY
Distance19.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burrillville16,214$78,599
Foster4,677$87,006
North Smithfield12,227$97,386
Scituate10,481$103,460
Smithfield21,561$90,111
Woonsocket41,272$47,682
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