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Overview

Introduction to South Kingstown, Rhode Island

South Kingstown, Rhode Island, in Washington county, is 18 miles S of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center) and 67 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is located in the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area.

South Kingstown History

South Kingstown was established in 1657. The town was incorporated in 1723. During King Phillip's War of 1675, South Kingstown was the site of the Great Swamp Fight. The town also has a number of National Historic Places such as Dewey Cottage, Kingston Village Historic District, Washington County Court House, and Silas Mumford Site.

South Kingstown and nearby Attractions

  • Tri-Pond Park
  • Museum of Primitive Art and Culture
  • Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge
  • Watson House
  • Commodore Oliver Perry Farm
  • Roger W. Wheeler State Beach

Things To Do In South Kingstown

While staying in South Kingstown, you can spend your leisure time at Roy Carpenters Beach, Willow Dell Beach, Browning Beach, East Matunuck State Beach, and South Kingstown Town Beach. You can also visit the Great Swamp Wildlife Reservation, Peace Dale Historic District, Truston Pond National Wildlife Refuge, and Kingston Village Historic District. The Wakefield Mall Shopping Center, Colonial Shopping Center, Belmont Shoppers Park Shopping Center, and Dale Carlia Shopping Center offer wonderful shopping experiences.

South Kingstown Transportation

Flights are available from Theodore Francis Green State Airport.

South Kingstown Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided at the University of Rhode Island, Roger Williams University, Community College of Rhode Island, and several other colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,651
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+13,878
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married42.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher51.6%
Median Earnings25+$47,680
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,444
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,500

Wealth

Median Family Income$100,015
% Above Poverty Level89.5%
% Below Poverty Level10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone28.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,038
Median House Value$334,900

Ancestry

Irish22.3%
Italian18.6%
English16.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.3%
German9.3%
French Except Basque7.8%
Polish5.5%
Canadian4.2%
Portuguese3.2%
Scottish2.6%
Swedish2.5%
Russian1.7%
Arab0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
African0.6%
Greek0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Lebanese0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Swiss0.4%
US/American0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Cape Verdean0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
South African0.1%
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South Kingstown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes2879
P.O. Box Zip Codes2883
Phone Area Codes401
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.45
Approximate Longitude-71.5

South 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
Distance2.3 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
Distance10.4 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
Distance29.4 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
Charlestown7,776$86,250
Exeter6,717$97,406
Kingston6,891$112,188
Narragansett15,672$115,212
North Kingstown26,232$103,960
Richmond7,618$98,289
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