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Overview

Introduction to West Warwick, Rhode Island

West Warwick, Rhode Island, in Kent county, is 5 miles W of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center) and 51 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is included in the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area.

West Warwick History

The town of West Warwick was originally part of the town of Warwick. It was incorporated as a separate town in 1913. The town is home to several of the United State's earliest textile mills. In fact, these mills played a significant role in the development of North America’s textile industry. The town received national attention on February 20, 2003, when a fire at the Station Nightclub killed 100 patrons.

West Warwick and nearby Attractions

  • Riverpoint Park
  • Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Goddard Memorial State Park
  • Fort Wetherill State Park

Things To Do In West Warwick

There are several parks and open spaces in West Warwick including Crompton Playground, Benny Magiera Memorial Ice Rink, Thomas Lamb Memorial Field House, and Brookside Avenue Playground. The town also has several churches such as the West Warwick Church of God, Saint John the Baptist Church, Christ the King Religious Church, and Riverpoint Congregational Church. You can enjoy shopping at the Cowessett Corners Shopping Center.

West Warwick Transportation

Theodore Francis Green State Airport is close to the town.

West Warwick Higher Education

Community College of Rhode Island and New England Institute of Technology are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,836
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+14,927
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married41%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.1%
Median Earnings25+$36,696
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,321
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,005

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,302
% Above Poverty Level83.6%
% Below Poverty Level16.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone35.3%
Median Gross Rent$923
Median House Value$182,800

Ancestry

Italian21%
Irish20.3%
French Except Basque14.9%
Portuguese14.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.2%
English11.2%
Canadian6.4%
German5.7%
Polish5%
Swedish2.4%
Scottish1.6%
African1%
Arab0.8%
Brazilian0.8%
US/American0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Syrian0.4%
Greek0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Cape Verdean0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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West Warwick Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kent County
Standard Zip Codes2893
Phone Area Codes401
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.69
Approximate Longitude-71.51

West Warwick Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPROVIDENCE GREEN AP
Distance4.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance14.7 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
StationNEWPORT ROSE
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 54 F
Jul Temp64 to 78 F
Oct Temp48 to 62 F
Annual Precip46 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coventry34,953$86,632
Cranston80,882$79,214
East Greenwich13,104$142,648
Johnston29,126$87,326
Warwick81,881$84,421
West Greenwich6,112$93,548

West Warwick Public Libraries

West Warwick Public Library
1043 MAIN STREET
West Warwick, Rhode Island
(401) 828-3750

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West Warwick Public Schools

Greenbush Elementary School
127 Greenbush Road
ZIP: 2893
(401) 822-8454
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
John F. Deering Middle
2 Webster Knight Drive
ZIP: 2893
(401) 822-8445
Middle
Total Enrollment 994
John F. Horgan School
124 Providence Street
ZIP: 2893
(401) 822-8449
Primary
Total Enrollment 534
Wakefield Hills El. School
505 Wakefield Street
ZIP: 2893
(401) 822-8452
Primary
Total Enrollment 395
West Warwick High School
1 Webster Knight Drive
ZIP: 2893
(401) 821-6596
High
Total Enrollment 952

West Warwick Private Schools

Academy For Little Children
10 James P Murphy Ind Hwy
ZIP: 2893
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Islamic School Of Rhode Island
840 Providence St
ZIP: 2893
Elementary
Total Enrollment 94
St Joseph School
850 Wakefield St
ZIP: 2893
Elementary
Total Enrollment 224
Tides School
215 Washington St
ZIP: 2893
Secondary
Total Enrollment 10
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