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Population (year 2000): 16,361. Estimated population in July 2005: 16,906 (+3.3% change)
Males: 7,951 (48.6%), Females: 8,410 (51.4%)

Washington County

Median resident age: 36.4 years
Median household income: $50,363 (year 2000)
Median house value: $163,500 (year 2000)

Narragansett, RI residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Narragansett:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.0%)
  • American Indian (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Black (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (31.8%), Italian (20.6%), English (18.9%), French (7.8%), German (7.5%), French Canadian (5.2%).

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For population 25 years and over in Narragansett

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Narragansett town

  • Never married: 37.4%
  • Now married: 46.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

2.5% Foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.7% Asia, 0.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,300 (+8.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: RI (18.7 miles Warwick, pop. 85,808).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (65.2 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (177.2 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Pier, RI (1.8 miles Narragansett RI (3.4 miles Wakefield-Peacedale, RI (5.6 miles Kingston, RI (6.5 miles Jamestown, Kingstown, RI (7.0 miles North RI Newport, (9.8 miles RI (10.7 miles Exeter, East, RI (11.8 miles Newport


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 73 buildings, average cost: $78,700
  • 1997: 76 buildings, average cost: $75,200
  • 1998: 74 buildings, average cost: $94,700
  • 1999: 139 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 2000: 101 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2001: 119 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2002: 103 buildings, average cost: $175,400
  • 2003: 80 buildings, average cost: $188,600
  • 2004: 74 buildings, average cost: $216,200
  • 2005: 59 buildings, average cost: $216,100

Latitude: 41.45 N, Longitude: 71.45 W

Area code: 401

Narragansett, Rhode Island business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.0%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.8%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.8%), Retail trade (10.4%).


 

Crime in Narragansett by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 2 2 4 3 3
    per 100,000 12.2 12.2 12.2 24.4 18.3 18.3
Robberies 1 6 0 0 1 1
    per 100,000 6.1 36.7 0.0 0.0 6.1 6.1
Assaults 14 25 14 13 11 8
    per 100,000 85.6 152.8 85.6 79.5 67.2 48.9
Burglaries 63 87 86 56 51 59
    per 100,000 385.1 531.8 525.6 342.3 311.7 360.6
Thefts 327 329 347 270 305 238
    per 100,000 1998.7 2010.9 2120.9 1650.3 1864.2 1454.7
Auto thefts 17 13 9 13 8 3
    per 100,000 103.9 79.5 55.0 79.5 48.9 18.3
139.1 170.5 148.0 122.0 122.9 103.8


Average climate in Narragansett, Rhode Island

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Narragansett-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Rhode Island state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 59.0 miles away from the Narragansett city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 44.9 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers near Narragansett:
  • SOUTH COUNTY HOSPITAL INC (about 6 miles; WAKEFIELD, RI)
  • NEWPORT HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; NEWPORT, RI)
  • KENT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; WARWICK, RI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Narragansett:
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 19 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
  • GROTON-NEW LONDON (about 42 miles; GROTON NEW LONDON, CT; ID: GON)
  • MARTHAS VINEYARD (about 59 miles; VINEYARD HAVEN, MA; ID: MVY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Narragansett:
  • QUONSET STATE (about 10 miles; NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI; ID: OQU)
  • RICHMOND (about 12 miles; WEST KINGSTON, RI; ID: 08R)
  • NEWPORT STATE (about 14 miles; NEWPORT, RI; ID: UUU)

Amtrak station near Narragansett:
  • 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Narragansett:
  • UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND (about 6 miles; KINGSTON, RI; Full-time enrollment: 11,759)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND (about 18 miles; WARWICK, RI; FT enrollment: 8,650)
  • NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 18 miles; WARWICK, RI; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; BRISTOL, RI; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,218)
  • RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (about 26 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • BROWN UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 7,460)
Public high school in Narragansett:
  • NARRAGANSETT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 506; Location: 245 SOUTH PIER ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Narragansett:
  • OCEAN TIDES SCHOOL (Students: 69; Location: 635 OCEAN ROAD; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
Public primary/middle schools in Narragansett:
  • NARRAGANSETT ELEMENTARY (Students: 645; Location: 55 MUMFORD ROAD; Grades: PK - 04)
  • NARRAGANSETT PIER SCHOOL (Students: 522; Location: 235 SOUTH PIER ROAD; Grades: 05 - 08)
Private primary/middle school in Narragansett:
  • GROWING CHILDREN OF RI (Students: 24; Location: 1 PIER MARKET PLACE; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Narragansett:
  • NARRAGANSETT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $441,941; Location: 35 KINGSTOWN ROAD; 84,002 books; 1,315 audio materials; 552 video materials; 122 serial subscriptions)

Narragansett compared to Rhode Island state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Narragansett:
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHJJ (920 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • WARV (1590 AM; 5 kW; WARWICK, RI; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Narragansett:
  • WAKX (102.7 FM; NARRAGANSETT PIER, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WRIU (90.3 FM; KINGSTON, RI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSKO-FM (99.7 FM; WAKEFIELD-PEACEDALE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W243AI (96.5 FM; NEWPORT, RI; Owner: DAVID P. MAXSON)
  • WWRX-FM (103.7 FM; WESTERLY, RI; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WADK-FM (99.3 FM; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: ASTRO TELE-COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCRI (95.9 FM; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRI LICENSE CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Narragansett:
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • 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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