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 15,650 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 87.89% 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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Narragansett who work in teaching (11.93%), management occupations (11.62%), and sales jobs (11.52%).

Narragansett is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Narragansett enrolled in college, Narragansett has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

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. 58.47% 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 $40,590, which is wealthy relative to Rhode Island and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $162,360 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Narragansett include Italian, English, German, and French .

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

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