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
  • County: Newport County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.511, Longitude -71.171
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 114
  • PO Box Addresses: 261
  • Residential Addresses: 2,042
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,042

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Little Compton, RI 02837 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,643
Daytime Population: Workers 774
Daytime Population: Residents 1,759
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,533
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 3,643
Population in Familes 3,014
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 162
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $98,295
Average Household Income $130,921
Per Capita Income $56,997


Total Housing Units 2,478 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,302 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 284 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 892 (36.0%)
Median Home Value $655,172
Average Home Value $673,291


Total Households 1,586
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,079
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 0.59% 0.53%
Households 0.76% 0.62%
Families 0.67% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

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, 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 # 56 30th
Population Density # 67 16th
Diversity Index # 74 8th
Median Household Income # 7 92nd
Per Capita Income # 4 96th

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