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Population (year 2000): 22,966. Estimated population in July 2005: 23,635 (+2.9% change)
Males: 11,077 (48.2%), Females: 11,889 (51.8%)

Washington County

Median resident age: 38.9 years
Median household income: $44,613 (year 2000)
Median house value: $149,900 (year 2000)

Westerly, RI residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Westerly:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.4%)
  • Chinese (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Black (0.7%)

Ancestries: Italian (34.2%), Irish (17.9%), English (14.2%), French (9.6%), German (9.0%), Polish (4.6%).

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Elevation: 134 feet

Land area: 16.0 square miles

Westerly,

For population 25 years and over in Westerly

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westerly town

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

6.3% Foreign born (4.3% Europe, 1.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,280 (+5.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: RI (36.5 miles Warwick, pop. 85,808).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (82.5 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (151.5 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: RI Westerly, (0.0 miles CT (1.8 miles Pawcatuck, RI (3.9 miles Ashaway, RI (5.2 miles Bradford, Stonington, CT (6.3 miles North CT Stonington, (6.5 miles RI (6.6 miles Hopkinton,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 110 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 1997: 110 buildings, average cost: $77,100
  • 1998: 139 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 1999: 131 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2000: 166 buildings, average cost: $142,000
  • 2001: 113 buildings, average cost: $163,600
  • 2002: 105 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 2003: 95 buildings, average cost: $216,000
  • 2004: 70 buildings, average cost: $267,100
  • 2005: 86 buildings, average cost: $290,700

Latitude: 41.37 N, Longitude: 71.82 W

Area code: 401

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

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (18.7%), Educational,health and social services (18.1%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (17.7%), Retail trade (13.2%).


 

Crime in Westerly by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 4.4 0.0 4.4 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 5 6 2 15 4
    per 100,000 13.1 21.8 26.1 8.7 65.3 17.4
Robberies 1 1 0 2 0 2
    per 100,000 4.4 4.4 0.0 8.7 0.0 8.7
Assaults 11 10 8 5 19 19
    per 100,000 47.9 43.5 34.8 21.8 82.7 82.7
Burglaries 76 103 75 58 89 67
    per 100,000 330.9 448.5 326.6 252.5 387.5 291.7
Thefts 244 253 294 278 510 473
    per 100,000 1062.4 1101.6 1280.2 1210.5 2220.7 2059.6
Auto thefts 15 5 10 19 21 27
    per 100,000 65.3 21.8 43.5 82.7 91.4 117.6
87.0 100.3 95.0 87.5 165.9 138.3


Average climate in Westerly, Rhode Island

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Westerly,

Westerly-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Rhode Island state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/21/1951, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 48.9 miles away from the Westerly city center injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 tornado 55.1 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


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Hospital/medical center in Westerly:
  • WESTERLY HOSPITAL (WELLS ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Westerly:
  • LAWRENCE & MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; NEW LONDON, CT)
  • WILLIAM W BACKUS HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; NORWICH, CT)
  • SOUTH COUNTY HOSPITAL INC (about 21 miles; WAKEFIELD, RI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Westerly:
  • GROTON-NEW LONDON (about 16 miles; GROTON NEW LONDON, CT; ID: GON)
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 37 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 62 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Westerly:
  • WESTERLY STATE (about 4 miles; WESTERLY, RI; ID: WST)
  • RICHMOND (about 16 miles; WEST KINGSTON, RI; ID: 08R)
  • ELIZABETH FIELD (about 17 miles; FISHERS ISLAND, NY; ID: 0B8)

Amtrak station:
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.

College/University in Westerly:
  • BOSTON BARTENDERS SCHOOL OF AMERICA (Location: OCEAN PLAZA 62 FRANKLIN ST STE 9; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westerly:
  • UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND (about 22 miles; KINGSTON, RI; Full-time enrollment: 11,759)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND (about 35 miles; WARWICK, RI; FT enrollment: 8,650)
  • NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 35 miles; WARWICK, RI; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 36 miles; WILLIMANTIC, CT; FT enrollment: 4,165)
  • RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE (about 42 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 6,208)
  • BRYANT COLLEGE (about 42 miles; SMITHFIELD, RI; FT enrollment: 2,926)
  • PROVIDENCE COLLEGE (about 42 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 4,456)
Public high school in Westerly:
  • WESTERLY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,128; Location: 23 WARD AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Westerly:
  • BABCOCK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 902; Location: 15 HIGHLAND AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • DUNN'S CORNERS SCHOOL (Students: 393; Location: 8 PLATEAU ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • STATE STREET SCHOOL (Students: 381; Location: STATE STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • TOWER STREET SCHOOL (Students: 350; Location: 93 TOWER STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SPRINGBROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 337; Location: 39 SPRING BROOK ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Westerly:
  • LITTLE PEOPLE OF WESTERLY (Students: 197; Location: 19 CLARK ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST PIUS X ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 194; Location: 32 ELM STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Westerly:
  • WESTERLY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,547,487; Location: 44 BROAD STREET; 194,763 books; 3,726 audio materials; 4,532 video materials; 335 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Westerly: Winnapaug Golf Course (A), Babcock-Smith House Museum (B), Westerly Hospital Medical Association Library (C), Westerly Memorial Building (D), Westerly Public Library (E), Westerly Town Hall and Courthouse (F), Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerc (G), YMCA (H).

Shopping Centers: Granite Hills Shopping Center (1), Granite Street Shopping Center (2), Franklin Shopping Plaza Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Westerly include: Christ Episcopal Church (A), Christadelphian Ecclesia Church (B), Saint Puis X Church (C), Pilgrims Baptist Church (D), Grace United Methodist Church (E), Society of Friends Church (F), Harvest Chapel (G), Dunns Corners Community Church (H).

Lakes: Long Pond (A), Doctor Lewis Pond (B), Spring Pond (C), No Bottom Pond (D), Chapman Pond (E).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: McGowan Brook (A), Mastuxet Brook (B).

Parks in Westerly include: Main Street Historic District (1), Westerly Downtown Historic District (2), Wilcox Arboretum (3), Wilcox Park Historic District (4).

Post office: (A).  


Westerly compared to Rhode Island state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Westerly:
  • WXNI (1230 AM; 1 kW; WESTERLY, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJJF (1180 AM; daytime; 2 kW; HOPE VALLEY, RI; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WJJF LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WICH (1310 AM; 5 kW; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INCORPORATED)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westerly:
  • WXLM (102.3 FM; STONINGTON, CT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHJM (107.7 FM; PAWCATUCK, CT; Owner: FULLER BROADCASTING INTERNATIONAL, LLC)
  • WWRX-FM (103.7 FM; WESTERLY, RI; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WBMW (106.5 FM; LEDYARD, CT; Owner: RED WOLF BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBLQ (88.1 FM; WESTERLY, RI; Owner: SOUTHERN RI PUBLIC RADIO BROAD INC)
  • WSKO-FM (99.7 FM; WAKEFIELD-PEACEDALE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCTY (97.7 FM; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INC.)
  • WRIU (90.3 FM; KINGSTON, RI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND)
  • WQGN-FM (105.5 FM; GROTON, CT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKNL (100.9 FM; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNLC (98.7 FM; EAST LYME, CT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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 Westerly:
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WEDN (Channel 53; NORWICH, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, 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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