New Shoreham 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 1,416 people and just one neighborhood, New Shoreham is the 39th largest community in Rhode Island.
New Shoreham home prices are not only among the most expensive in Rhode Island, but New Shoreham real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, New Shoreham is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Shoreham is a town of service providers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in New Shoreham who work in food service (14.92%), management occupations (13.95%), and sales jobs (9.50%).
Of important note, New Shoreham is also a town of artists. New Shoreham has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape New Shoreham’s character.
Also of interest is that New Shoreham has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Another notable thing is that New Shoreham 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.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) New Shoreham has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. New Shoreham has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in New Shoreham than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, New Shoreham may be for you.
New Shoreham 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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of New Shoreham spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.16 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small town, New Shoreham does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of New Shoreham are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.70% of adults in New Shoreham have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in New Shoreham in 2018 was $37,067, which is lower middle income relative to Rhode Island, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,268 for a family of four. However, New Shoreham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call New Shoreham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Shoreham residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in New Shoreham include English, Irish, Italian, Polish, and German.
The most common language spoken in New Shoreham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Slavic languages.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in New Shoreham, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 76.6% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.
In addition, if you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 6.5% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Rhode Island, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Rhode Island.
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 77.5% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.
In the neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 25.2% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 98.7% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Did you know that the neighborhood has more English and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 47.0% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 4.0% have Austrian ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in New Shoreham are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 57.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 40.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 33.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (21.9%), and 3.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.5% of households. Some people also speak Italian (7.4%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in New Shoreham, RI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (47.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (24.8%), and residents who report Italian roots (9.7%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (8.5%), along with some German ancestry residents (7.9%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (77.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (69.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (25.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.