North Kingstown, RI
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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.

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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in North Kingstown use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of North Kingstown‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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.