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Warwick, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The City of Warwick is the 3rd largest city in Rhode Island with a population of 82,116 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Warwick is located at latitude 41.7001 and longitude -71.4162 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the City of Warwick encompass a land area of 35.04 sq. miles and a water area of 14.75 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Warwick (GNIS ID: 1220058) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Warwick: Shawomet.

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Warwick, RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Warwick, RI Housing Affordability Index is 144
State of Rhode Island Housing Affordability Index is 103
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Warwick, RI Wealth Index is 111
State of Rhode Island Wealth Index is 106
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 82,116 (100%)
Population in Households 81,618 (99.4%)
Population in Families 63,474 (77.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 498 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 2,346
Diversity Index2 29
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $76,636
Average Household Income $92,386
Per Capita Income $39,714
Wealth Index4 111

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 38,033 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,771 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,521 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,741 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $226,555
Housing Affordability Index3 144
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 35,292
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 21,317
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.07% 0.0%
Households 0.02% 0.05%
Families -0.09% -0.03%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

Warwick, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Warwick to the other 36 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 3 94th
Population Density # 11 72nd
Diversity Index # 12 69th
Median Household Income # 18 53rd
Per Capita Income # 18 53rd

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