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Overview

Introduction to Richmond, Rhode Island

Richmond, Rhode Island, in Washington county, is 19 miles SW of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center) and 67 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is in the New London - Norwich metropolitan area.

Richmond History

Richmond was part of Westerly, Rhode Island from 1669 to 1747. This area was under dispute between the British colonies of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. In 1665, the charters of the three disputed colonies were dissolved by Charles II, the King of England and he renamed the area King's County. After King's County was organized into the town of Westerly in 1669, it was further organized into four areas, namely, Charlestown, Westerly, Richmond, and Hopkinton. In 1747, Richmond was incorporated as a distinct town.

Richmond and Nearby Attractions

  • Colt State Park
  • Fort Adams
  • Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
  • Mystic Aquarium
  • Fall River Carousel
  • Tomaquag Museum

Things To Do In Richmond

There are several museums in the area around Richmond, such as South County Museum, Smith Castle, Beavertail Lighthouse Museum, and Herreshoff Marine Museum. Activities like swimming, hiking, picnicking, camping, and fishing may be enjoyed at Hopeville Pond State Park, Fort Adams State Park, Burlingame State Park, and Fort Wetherill State Park. Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge is home to endangered animals, such as birds, and plants. Wildlife watching is a popular activity at the wildlife refuge. Other frequently visited destinations nearby are Foxwoods Resort & Casino, Capron Park Zoo, and Roger Williams Park Zoo.

Richmond Transportation

Air transportation is available at Westerly State Airport.

Richmond Higher Education

Johnson & Wales University, Salve Regina University, and the University of Rhode Island are located nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,618
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens12.7%
Employed Population 16+4,288
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married61.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.9%
Median Earnings25+$44,881
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,207
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,572

Wealth

Median Family Income$98,289
% Above Poverty Level95.8%
% Below Poverty Level4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone15.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,075
Median House Value$259,500

Ancestry

Irish18.5%
English17.6%
Italian16.6%
French Except Basque13%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.7%
Canadian6.1%
Portuguese5.6%
German5.5%
Polish4.7%
Scottish4.1%
Swedish1.9%
Russian1.2%
Czech1.1%
Norwegian0.8%
African0.8%
Kenyan0.8%
Finnish0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Ukrainian0.5%
Welsh0.3%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Danishn0.2%
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Richmond Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes2812, 2836, 2875, 2898, 2832, 2892
Phone Area Codes401
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.47
Approximate Longitude-71.64

Richmond 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
Distance5.5 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
Distance15.1 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
Distance26 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
Charlestown7,776$86,250
Exeter6,717$97,406
Hopkinton8,113$87,109
Kingston6,891$112,188
Narragansett15,672$115,212
South Kingstown30,651$100,015
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