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Misquamicut, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The Misquamicut Census Designated Place had a population of 385 as of July 1, 2016. Misquamicut ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Rhode Island. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Misquamicut is located at latitude 41.3201 and longitude -71.8268 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Misquamicut Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Misquamicut Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631337) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Misquamicut Census Designated Place is located within Town of Westerly, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Misquamicut population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Misquamicut: Mishaquomacuk, Mishquamicuk, Pleasant View, Pleasant View Beach.

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Misquamicut, RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 385
Population in Households 379
Population in Familes 260
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 328
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 224
Average Household Size 1.69
Family Households 116
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 822 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 158 (19.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 ( 7.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 598 (72.7%)
Median Home Value $589,744
Average Home Value $629,905


Median Household Income $70,595
Average Household Income $105,744
Per Capita Income $60,023
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.21% -0.16%
Households 0.07% -0.09%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Misquamicut, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Misquamicut to the other 34 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 29 18th
Population Density1 # 27 24th
Diversity Index2 # 33 6th
Median Household Income # 15 59th
Per Capita Income # 2 97th

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