Tiverton 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 15,874 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Tiverton is the 25th largest community in Rhode Island.
Housing costs in Tiverton 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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Tiverton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tiverton is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tiverton who work in office and administrative support (13.57%), management occupations (11.29%), and healthcare (10.15%).
Also of interest is that Tiverton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Tiverton is worth considering.
Tiverton 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 overall education level of Tiverton citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.31% of adults in Tiverton have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Tiverton in 2010 was $40,680, 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 $162,720 for a family of four. However, Tiverton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Tiverton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tiverton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Tiverton include Portuguese, Irish, English, French, and German.
The most common language spoken in Tiverton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and French.