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 26,320 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.

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.

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to North Kingstown, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. North Kingstown is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.52% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 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.