Westerly 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 22,693 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Westerly is the 16th largest community in Rhode Island.
Unlike some towns, Westerly isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Westerly are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Westerly is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Westerly who work in office and administrative support (13.33%), management occupations (10.68%), and sales jobs (9.36%).
Westerly 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.
In terms of college education, Westerly 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: 31.58% of adults in Westerly have a college degree.
The per capita income in Westerly in 2010 was $35,694, which is middle income relative to Rhode Island, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,776 for a family of four. However, Westerly contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Westerly home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westerly residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Westerly include Irish, English, French , and German.
The most common language spoken in Westerly is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.