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West Greenwich, Rhode Island

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West Greenwich is a town in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States The population was 6,135 at the 2010 census West Greenwich was named for the historic town of Greenwich, Kent, England It was separated from East Greenwich in 1741 Students are go to Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School in West Greenwich

Contents

  • 1 Geography
  • 2 Demographics
  • 3 Historic Places
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 513 square miles 133 km2, of which, 506 square miles 131 km2 of it is land and 07 square miles 18 km2 of it 134% is water Escoheag Hill is located within the town and is the site of a former ski area

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 2,054
1800 1,757 −145%
1810 1,619 −79%
1820 1,927 190%
1830 1,817 −57%
1840 1,415 −221%
1850 1,350 −46%
1860 1,258 −68%
1870 1,133 −99%
1880 1,018 −102%
1890 798 −216%
1900 606 −241%
1910 481 −206%
1920 367 −237%
1930 402 95%
1940 526 308%
1950 847 610%
1960 1,169 380%
1970 1,841 575%
1980 2,738 487%
1990 3,492 275%
2000 5,085 456%
2010 6,135 206%
Est 2015 6,134 00%
US Decennial Census45

As of the census1 of 2000, there were 5,085 people, 1,749 households, and 1,451 families residing in the town The population density was 1004 people per square mile 388/km² There were 1,809 housing units at an average density of 357 per square mile 138/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9770% White, 028% African American, 024% Native American, 057% Asian, 024% from other races, and 098% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 069% of the population

There were 1,749 households out of which 427% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 723% were married couples living together, 74% had a female householder with no husband present, and 170% were non-families 130% of all households were made up of individuals and 36% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 290 and the average family size was 318

In the town, the population was spread out with 284% under the age of 18, 61% from 18 to 24, 334% from 25 to 44, 251% from 45 to 64, and 71% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 37 years For every 100 females there were 1004 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 995 males

The median income for a household in the town is $65,725, and the median income for a family is $71,332 Males have a median income of $44,306 versus $32,933 for females The per capita income for the town is $25,750 42% of the population and 25% of families are below the poverty line Out of the total population, 27% of those under the age of 18 and 159% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line


Historic Placesedit

  • Louttit Library 1936
  • West Greenwich Baptist Church and Cemetery 1822
  • Stephen Allen House 1787
  • Hopkins Hollow Village 1728

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names" United States Geological Survey 2007-10-25 Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  5. ^ Snow, Edwin M 1867 Report upon the Census of Rhode Island 1865 Providence, RI: Providence Press Company 

External linksedit

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