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 15,464 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%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Narragansett, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Narragansett provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Another notable thing is that Narragansett is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Narragansett really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Narragansett perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
If knowledge is power, Narragansett is a pretty powerful place. 58.25% of the adults in Narragansett have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
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.