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Population (year 2000): 7,859. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,269 (+5.2% change)
Males: 3,893 (49.5%), Females: 3,966 (50.5%)

Washington County

Median resident age: 40.8 years
Median household income: $51,491 (year 2000)
Median house value: $152,700 (year 2000)

Charlestown, RI residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Charlestown:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.7%)
  • American Indian (1.7%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (23.6%), English (21.7%), Italian (15.5%), French (12.2%), German (9.7%), French Canadian (5.6%).

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Elevation: 19 feet

Charlestown,

For population 25 years and over in Charlestown

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Charlestown town

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 64.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

2.2% Foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.6% Asia, 0.2% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,371 (+21.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: RI (27.9 miles Warwick, pop. 85,808).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (75.2 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (163.3 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: RI (7.3 miles Bradford, Valley, RI (10.2 miles Hope RI (10.4 miles Kingston, RI (10.4 miles Ashaway, RI (10.6 miles Wakefield-Peacedale, RI (10.8 miles Hopkinton, RI Westerly, (12.1 miles .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 74 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 1997: 76 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 1998: 80 buildings, average cost: $110,200
  • 1999: 130 buildings, average cost: $104,600
  • 2000: 86 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 2001: 61 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2002: 69 buildings, average cost: $155,300
  • 2003: 59 buildings, average cost: $200,800
  • 2004: 54 buildings, average cost: $178,600
  • 2005: 54 buildings, average cost: $229,200

Latitude: 41.38 N, Longitude: 71.64 W

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.1%), Manufacturing (15.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (12.6%), Retail trade (12.1%), Construction (11.5%).


 

Crime in Charlestown by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 0 2 2
    per 100,000 38.2 0.0 25.4 25.4
Robberies 1 0 1 1
    per 100,000 12.7 0.0 12.7 12.7
Assaults 5 10 2 8
    per 100,000 63.6 127.2 25.4 101.8
Burglaries 47 27 28 19
    per 100,000 598.0 343.6 356.3 241.8
Thefts 102 98 116 101
    per 100,000 1297.9 1247.0 1476.0 1285.2
Auto thefts 2 3 2 8
    per 100,000 25.4 38.2 25.4 101.8
127.6 102.4 105.1 110.8


Average climate in Charlestown, Rhode Island

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Charlestown-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Rhode Island state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 64.0 miles away from the Charlestown city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 8/7/1986, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 29.8 miles away from the city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers near Charlestown:
  • SOUTH COUNTY HOSPITAL INC (about 9 miles; WAKEFIELD, RI)
  • WESTERLY HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; WESTERLY, RI)
  • NEWPORT HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; NEWPORT, RI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Charlestown:
  • GROTON-NEW LONDON (about 28 miles; GROTON NEW LONDON, CT; ID: GON)
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 28 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 63 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Charlestown:
  • RICHMOND (about 8 miles; WEST KINGSTON, RI; ID: 08R)
  • WESTERLY STATE (about 12 miles; WESTERLY, RI; ID: WST)
  • BLOCK ISLAND STATE (about 16 miles; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; ID: BID)

Amtrak stations near Charlestown:
  • 9 miles: KINGSTON (WEST KINGSTON, FAIRGROUNDS RD.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: WESTERLY (14 RAILROAD AVE.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Charlestown:
  • UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND (about 11 miles; KINGSTON, RI; Full-time enrollment: 11,759)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND (about 26 miles; WARWICK, RI; FT enrollment: 8,650)
  • NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 26 miles; WARWICK, RI; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; BRISTOL, RI; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,218)
  • RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (about 34 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE (about 35 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 6,208)
Public primary/middle school in Charlestown:
  • CHARLESTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 396; Location: 363 CAROLINA BACK ROAD; Grades: PK - 04)
Library in Charlestown:
  • CROSS' MILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $229,142; Location: 4417 OLD POST ROAD; 30,380 books; 1,213 audio materials; 2,364 video materials; 171 serial subscriptions)

Charlestown compared to Rhode Island state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Charlestown:
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJJF (1180 AM; daytime; 2 kW; HOPE VALLEY, RI; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WJJF LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Charlestown:
  • WSKO-FM (99.7 FM; WAKEFIELD-PEACEDALE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRIU (90.3 FM; KINGSTON, RI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND)
  • WWRX-FM (103.7 FM; WESTERLY, RI; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WXLM (102.3 FM; STONINGTON, CT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHJM (107.7 FM; PAWCATUCK, CT; Owner: FULLER BROADCASTING INTERNATIONAL, LLC)
  • WAKX (102.7 FM; NARRAGANSETT PIER, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WADK-FM (99.3 FM; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: ASTRO TELE-COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRI (95.9 FM; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WBMW (106.5 FM; LEDYARD, CT; Owner: RED WOLF BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBLQ (88.1 FM; WESTERLY, RI; Owner: SOUTHERN RI PUBLIC RADIO BROAD INC)

TV broadcast stations around Charlestown:
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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