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 26,160 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 87.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, North Kingstown is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Kingstown who work in management occupations (16.14%), office and administrative support (11.48%), and teaching (9.71%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making North Kingstown a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, North Kingstown has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, North Kingstown’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in North Kingstown. 51.52% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in North Kingstown in 2010 was $43,928, 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 $175,712 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 Irish, Italian, English, French, and German.

The most common language spoken in North Kingstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.