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Overview

Introduction to Tiverton, Rhode Island

Tiverton, Rhode Island, in Newport county, is 6 miles SW of Fall River, Massachusetts (center to center) and 51 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is located in the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area.

Tiverton History

Tiverton was initially incorporated in 1694 and was part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was ceded to Rhode Island in 1746. Later in 1747, it was reincorporated as a town of Rhode Island. It was named after the Village of Tiverton in England. Although it was primarily a farming community, a small number of residents were also involved in fishing and boat construction. Another chief industrial pursuit of the area was the manufacturing of menhaden oil. Cotton and woolen mills were also established in the town in 1811.

Tiverton and nearby Attractions

  • Ruecker Wildlife Refuge
  • Chase-Cory House
  • Fort Barton
  • Marine Museum at Fall River
  • Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
  • Newport Butterfly Zoo

Things To Do In Tiverton

While in Tiverton, one can visit Fogland Beach, which provides an excellent windsurfing area. There is a wonderful view of the Portsmouth shoreline and Sakonnet River from the beach. Grinnell's Beach is also worth visiting. The Seapowet Marsh and Point Fishing Area has various coastal habitats and is popular for shellfishing. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Grand Central Shopping Center.

Tiverton Transportation

Air transportation is available from Theodore Francis Green State Airport.

Tiverton Higher Education

Roger Williams University, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, and Bristol Community College are some of the nearby universities and colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,795
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens22.6%
Employed Population 16+8,104
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married58.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.4%
Median Earnings25+$42,997
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,133
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,685

Wealth

Median Family Income$83,056
% Above Poverty Level93.1%
% Below Poverty Level6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone25.3%
Median Gross Rent$899
Median House Value$260,100

Ancestry

Portuguese33%
Irish18.7%
French Except Basque13.1%
English13%
German8.5%
Italian7.7%
Canadian6.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)5.9%
Polish5.5%
Scottish1.9%
Swedish1.4%
Lebanese1%
Arab1%
Lithuanian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Cape Verdean0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Greek0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
African0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Czech0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Serbian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Tiverton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Newport County
Standard Zip Codes2878
Phone Area Codes401
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.65
Approximate Longitude-71.2

Tiverton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNEWPORT ROSE
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 54 F
Jul Temp64 to 78 F
Oct Temp48 to 62 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationNEW BEDFORD
Distance14.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 56 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip50.7 inches
StationROCHESTER
Distance18.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bristol22,376$82,276
Little Compton3,494$110,069
Middletown16,042$80,037
Newport24,570$81,806
Portsmouth17,351$105,357
Warren10,548$72,143

Tiverton Public Libraries

Tiverton Public Library
34 ROOSEVELT AVENUE
Tiverton, Rhode Island
(401) 625-6796

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Tiverton Public Schools

Fort Barton School
99 Lawton Avenue
ZIP: 2878
(401) 624-6114
Primary
Total Enrollment 241
Ranger School
278 North Brayton Road
ZIP: 2878
(401) 624-8467
Primary
Total Enrollment 220
Pocasset School
242 Main Road
ZIP: 2878
(401) 624-6654
Primary
Total Enrollment 256
Tiverton Middle School
10 Quintal Drive
ZIP: 2878
(401) 624-6668
Middle
Total Enrollment 576
Tiverton High School
100 North Brayton Road
ZIP: 2878
(401) 624-8494
High
Total Enrollment 563
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