Coventry, RI
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Living in Coventry


Coventry is a medium-sized town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 34,996 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Coventry is the seventh largest community in Rhode Island.

Coventry is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Coventry is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Coventry who work in office and administrative support (15.61%), sales jobs (8.97%), and management occupations (8.31%).

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Coventry is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Coventry area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The percentage of people in Coventry who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.32% of adults in Coventry have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Coventry in 2010 was $33,003, which is lower middle income relative to Rhode Island, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,012 for a family of four. However, Coventry contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Coventry home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Coventry residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Coventry include Italian, French , English, and Portuguese.

The most common language spoken in Coventry is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and French.