Little Compton is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 3,504 people and just one neighborhood, Little Compton is the 38th largest community in Rhode Island.
Real Estate Prices
Little Compton home prices are not only among the most expensive in Rhode Island, but Little Compton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Little Compton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Little Compton is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Little Compton who work in office and administrative support (11.15%), management occupations (10.05%) and healthcare (8.26%).
Of important note, Little Compton is also a town of artists. Little Compton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Little Compton’s character.
Also of interest is that Little Compton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Little Compton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.98% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Little Compton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Little Compton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Little Compton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Little Compton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Little Compton is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Little Compton is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.