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Westerly, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The Westerly Census Designated Place had a population of 18,296 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Westerly is located at latitude 41.3731 and longitude -71.8073 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Westerly Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.68 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Westerly Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378117) 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 Westerly Census Designated Place is located within Town of Westerly, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westerly 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 Westerly: Feversham, Misquamacuck, Pawcatuck Bridge, Squamicut.

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


Total Population 18,296
Population in Households 18,045
Population in Familes 13,924
Population in Group Qrtrs 251
Population Density1 1,156
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 7,921
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 4,873
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,998 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,885 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,036 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,077 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $287,500
Average Home Value $325,686


Median Household Income $58,082
Average Household Income $78,488
Per Capita Income $34,221
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.17%
Households 0.46% 0.27%
Families 0.56% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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.

Westerly, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westerly 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 # 9 76th
Population Density1 # 17 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 14 62nd
Median Household Income # 27 24th
Per Capita Income # 16 56th

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