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 26,323 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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. 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 (14.57%), sales jobs (8.71%), and teaching (8.48%).
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.
If knowledge is power, North Kingstown is a pretty powerful place. 51.37% of the adults in North Kingstown have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in North Kingstown in 2018 was $47,120, which is wealthy relative to Rhode Island and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,480 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, English, Italian, French, and German.
The most common language spoken in North Kingstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.