Narragansett, RI
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Narragansett is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 15,504 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Narragansett is the 24th largest community in Rhode Island.

Narragansett home prices are not only among the most expensive in Rhode Island, but Narragansett real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Narragansett is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.58% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Narragansett is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Narragansett who work in management occupations (14.04%), sales jobs (13.94%), and healthcare (9.98%).

In addition, Narragansett is a college town. There are a lot of students in Narragansett attending college, and as a result Narragansett provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Another notable thing is that Narragansett is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

Narragansett, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the town.

Because of many things, Narragansett is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Narragansett 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, Narragansett has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Narragansett’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Narragansett is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Narragansett. 58.25% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Narragansett in 2010 was $44,894, which is wealthy relative to Rhode Island and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $179,576 for a family of four. However, Narragansett contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Narragansett home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Narragansett residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Narragansett include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French.

The most common language spoken in Narragansett is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.


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