Little Compton, RI 02837 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02837: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Little Compton, RI 02837

Acceptable Alternative
L Compton, RI 02837

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 117
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,007
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Newport County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.511, Longitude -71.171
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Little Compton, RI 02837 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,647
Population in Households 3,647
Population in Familes 3,027
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 162
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,596
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,094
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,472 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,317 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 279 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 876 (35.4%)
Median Home Value $593,481
Average Home Value $666,059


Median Household Income $90,414
Average Household Income $126,386
Per Capita Income $55,309
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.59%
Households 0.99% 0.73%
Families 1.0% 0.74%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.

Little Compton, RI 02837 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02837 to the other 79 ZIP Codes 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 # 56 30th
Population Density1 # 69 14th
Diversity Index2 # 76 5th
Median Household Income # 9 90th
Per Capita Income # 5 95th

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