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 15,662 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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tiverton who work in office and administrative support (14.02%), sales jobs (9.83%), and management occupations (8.32%).
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.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Tiverton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Tiverton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Tiverton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Tiverton may be for you.
One of the nice things about Tiverton is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In terms of college education, Tiverton is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.60% of adults in Tiverton have a college degree.
The per capita income in Tiverton in 2018 was $40,365, which is middle income relative to Rhode Island, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $161,460 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 Italian.
The most common language spoken in Tiverton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.