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Watch Hill, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The Watch Hill Census Designated Place had a population of 154 as of July 1, 2019. Watch Hill 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 Watch Hill is located at latitude 41.3137 and longitude -71.8498 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Watch Hill Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Watch Hill Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631341) 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 Watch Hill Census Designated Place is located within Town of Westerly, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Watch Hill, RI Housing Affordability Index is 60
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

Watch Hill, RI Wealth Index is 332
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 154 (100%)
Population in Households 135 (87.7%)
Population in Families 110 (71.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 19 (12.3%)
Population Density 192
Diversity Index2 6
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $100,000
Average Household Income $168,344
Per Capita Income $72,201
Wealth Index4 332

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 318 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (19.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 ( 4.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 242 (76.1%)
Median Home Value $875,000
Housing Affordability Index3 60
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 76
Average Household Size 1.78
Family Households 51
Average Family Size 2
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 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.26%
Families 0.66% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Watch Hill, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watch Hill 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 # 36 3rd
Population Density # 32 14th
Diversity Index # 36 3rd
Median Household Income # 2 97th
Per Capita Income # 2 97th

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