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Overview

Introduction to North Kingstown, Rhode Island

North Kingstown, Rhode Island, in Washington county, is 9 miles S of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center) and 59 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts.Part of the surrounding Providence - Fall River - Warwick metro area, the town is not an isolated town.

North Kingstown History

North Kingstown was first settled in 1637 by Roger Williams. He established a temporary trading post in this area. It was originally part of Kings Towne, which was founded in 1674. It became a separate town in 1722. It was primarily an agricultural community. The Textile revolution began in this area in the 19th century. The town is the birthplace of Gilbert Stuart, the famous American portraitist.

North Kingstown and nearby Attractions

  • Casey Farm
  • Smith's Castle
  • Gilbert Stuart Birthplace
  • Quonset Aviation Museum
  • Seabee Museum and Memorial Park
  • Fort Wetherill State Park

Things To Do In North Kingstown

North Kingstown is home to Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge and Devil's Foot Rock. You can also visit the Historic Wickford Village, Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum, and Smith's Castle. Golf lovers can spend their leisure time at the North Kingstown Municipal Golf Course. The Wickford Commons Mall, Kingstown Plaza Shopping Center, Yorktown Shopping Center, North Kingston Shopping Center, and Frenchtown Plaza Shopping Center are ideal places for shopping.

North Kingstown Transportation

Theodore Francis Green State Airport is the nearest airport.

North Kingstown Higher Education

Community College of Rhode Island, University of Rhode Island, and New England Institute of Technology are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,232
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens16.7%
Employed Population 16+13,650
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married56.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher50.2%
Median Earnings25+$51,129
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,573
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,375

Wealth

Median Family Income$103,960
% Above Poverty Level92%
% Below Poverty Level8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone21.9%
Median Gross Rent$999
Median House Value$325,500

Ancestry

Irish28.6%
Italian18.8%
English18.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.5%
French Except Basque10.2%
German9.3%
Canadian5%
Portuguese4.2%
Swedish4%
Polish3.6%
Scottish2.7%
Russian1%
Welsh1%
Greek0.9%
US/American0.9%
Arab0.9%
Lebanese0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
African0.2%
Cape Verdean0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Bulgarian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Bermudan0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
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North Kingstown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes2852
Phone Area Codes401
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.55
Approximate Longitude-71.46

North Kingstown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationKINGSTON
Distance6.4 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
StationNEWPORT ROSE
Distance7.4 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
Distance24.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Greenwich13,104$142,648
Exeter6,717$97,406
Jamestown5,462$110,056
Kingston6,891$112,188
Narragansett15,672$115,212
South Kingstown30,651$100,015

North Kingstown Public Libraries

North Kingstown Free Library
100 BOONE STREET
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
(401) 294-3306

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North Kingstown Public Schools

Davisville Middle School
200 School Street
ZIP: 2852
(401) 541-6300
Middle
Total Enrollment 526
Fishing Cove El. School
110 Wickford Point Road
ZIP: 2852
(401) 268-6580
Primary
Total Enrollment 328
Forest Park El. School
50 Woodlawn Drive
ZIP: 2852
(401) 541-6380
Primary
Total Enrollment 277
Hamilton School
25 Salisbury Avenue
ZIP: 2852
(401) 268-6520
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
North Kingstown Sr. High
150 Fairway Drive
ZIP: 2852
(401) 268-6236
High
Total Enrollment 1407
Stony Lane El. School
825 Stony Lane
ZIP: 2852
(401) 268-6540
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnesset
166 Mark Drive
ZIP: 2852
(401) 541-6360
Primary
Total Enrollment 315
Wickford Middle School
250 Tower Hill Road
ZIP: 2852
(401) 268-6470
Middle
Total Enrollment 434

North Kingstown Private Schools

South County Montessori School
1239 Tower Hill Rd
ZIP: 2852
Elementary
Total Enrollment 52
West Bay Christian Academy (elementary)
475 School St
ZIP: 2852
Elementary
Total Enrollment 154
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