North Kingstown 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 26,142 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, North Kingstown is the 13th largest community in Rhode Island.
Housing costs in North Kingstown are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Rhode Island.
North Kingstown is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.81% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, North Kingstown is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Kingstown who work in management occupations (15.66%), office and administrative support (12.62%), and teaching (9.77%).
Also of interest is that North Kingstown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
North Kingstown is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, North Kingstown’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about North Kingstown 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, North Kingstown is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the North Kingstown area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, North Kingstown is a pretty powerful place. 50.18% of the adults in North Kingstown 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 North Kingstown in 2010 was $42,200, which is upper middle income relative to Rhode Island, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $168,800 for a family of four. However, North Kingstown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call North Kingstown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Kingstown residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in North Kingstown include Italian, English, French , and German.
The most common language spoken in North Kingstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.