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Westerly, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The Westerly Census Designated Place had a population of 17,930 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Westerly: Feversham, Misquamacuck, Pawcatuck Bridge, Squamicut.

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Westerly, RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,930
Daytime Population: Workers 10,028
Daytime Population: Residents 8,282
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,310
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 17,675
Population in Familes 13,591
Population in Group Qrtrs 255
Population Density2 1,132
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $60,301
Average Household Income $80,750
Per Capita Income $35,058


Total Housing Units 8,950 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,735 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,994 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,221 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $283,935
Average Home Value $325,892


Total Households 7,729
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 4,715
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.0% -0.17%
Households 0.06% -0.12%
Families 0.03% -0.14%
Median Household Income   4.54%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

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, 2017 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 Density # 17 53rd
Diversity Index # 14 62nd
Median Household Income # 26 26th
Per Capita Income # 17 53rd

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