West Greenwich is a somewhat small town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 6,117 people and just one neighborhood, West Greenwich is the 35th largest community in Rhode Island.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in West Greenwich 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.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Greenwich is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Greenwich is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Greenwich who work in office and administrative support (15.56%), sales jobs (11.89%) and management occupations (10.19%).
Also of interest is that West Greenwich has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
West Greenwich 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, West Greenwich’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.