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Overview

Introduction to West Greenwich, Rhode Island

West Greenwich, Rhode Island, in Kent county, is 11 miles SW of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center) and 58 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area.

West Greenwich History

West Greenwich was separated from the vacant Narragansett country tract by a deed in 1709. In 1740, a petition was submitted to Governor Richard Ward to establish a separate town. West Greenwich was incorporated as a town in 1741, by request of freemen in the area. It was named after Greenwich, Kent in England.

West Greenwich and Nearby Attractions

  • Tomaquag Museum
  • Goddard Memorial State Park
  • Hidden Meadows Farm
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Stepping Stone Ranch
  • Harmony Homestead

Things To Do In West Greenwich

While at West Greenwich, people may visit nearby museums like South County Museum, Tomaquag Museum, and the Museum of Natural History. Other interesting places include Leyden Tree Farm, Hidden Meadows Farm, Arcadia Management Area, and Step Stone Falls. There are recreational opportunities available at parks like Beavertail State Park, and Goddard Memorial State Park. Hopeville Pond State Park provides opportunities for camping, mountain biking, boating, fishing, hiking, and picnicking.

West Greenwich Transportation

New Bedford Regional airport is nearby.

West Greenwich Higher Education

Colleges near West Greenwich include Providence College, Rhode Island College, New England Institute of Technology, Brown University, and Bryant College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,112
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens10.2%
Employed Population 16+3,037
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married58.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.8%
Median Earnings25+$53,214
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$45,250

Wealth

Median Family Income$93,548
% Above Poverty Level97.6%
% Below Poverty Level2.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone17.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,474
Median House Value$301,400

Ancestry

Italian24.5%
Irish24.2%
English11.8%
German10.4%
French Except Basque9.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.8%
Portuguese7.3%
Polish6.1%
Canadian3.9%
Scottish2.6%
Swedish2.4%
Lithuanian1.9%
Greek1.5%
Finnish0.8%
Brazilian0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Austrian0.7%
US/American0.6%
Russian0.6%
Welsh0.3%
African0.3%
Barbadian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
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West Greenwich Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kent County
Standard Zip Codes2817
Phone Area Codes401
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.63
Approximate Longitude-71.65

West Greenwich 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
Distance10.5 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
Distance16.3 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
Distance17 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
Coventry34,953$86,632
East Greenwich13,104$142,648
Exeter6,717$97,406
North Kingstown26,232$103,960
Richmond7,618$98,289
West Warwick28,836$69,302

West Greenwich Public Libraries

Louttit Library
274 VICTORY HIGHWAY
West Greenwich, Rhode Island
(401) 397-3434

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West Greenwich Public Schools

Exeter-west Greenwich Reg. Jr.
930 Nooseneck Hill Road
ZIP: 2817
(401) 397-6897
Middle
Total Enrollment 262
Exeter-west Greenwich Regional
930 Nooseneck Hill Road
ZIP: 2817
(401) 397-6893
High
Total Enrollment 524
Mildred E. Lineham School
859 Nooseneck Hill Road
ZIP: 2817
(401) 397-3771
Primary
Total Enrollment 43
The Greene School
94 John Potter Road
ZIP: 2817
(401) 385-3670
High
Total Enrollment 167

West Greenwich Private Schools

Greenwich Village School
227 Nooseneck Hill Rd
ZIP: 2817
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
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