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 27,911 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.
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.41% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, North Kingstown 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, North Kingstown really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is North Kingstown 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.
North Kingstown 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.
The citizens of North Kingstown are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.71% of adults in North Kingstown 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 North Kingstown in 2018 was $52,035, which is wealthy relative to Rhode Island and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $208,140 for a family of four.
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 Irish, English, Italian, French, and German.
The most common language spoken in North Kingstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.