Westerly, RI 02891 ZIP Code Profile

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Misquamicut, RI | Watch Hill, RI | Westerly, RI

ZIP Code 02891: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Westerly, RI 02891

Not Acceptable, USPS
Misquamicut, RI 02891
Watch Hill, RI 02891

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Washington County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.362, Longitude -71.796
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,199
  • PO Box Addresses: 483
  • Residential Addresses: 10,684
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 616
    • Single Family Addresses: 10,068

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

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Westerly, RI 02891 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 21,117
Population in Households 20,793
Population in Familes 16,192
Population in Group Qrtrs 324
Population Density2 843
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $66,879
Average Household Income $87,714
Per Capita Income $38,159


Total Housing Units 11,879 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,874 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,248 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,757 (23.2%)
Median Home Value $310,893
Average Home Value $402,928


Total Households 9,122
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 5,615
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 -0.07% -0.16%
Households 0.01% -0.07%
Families -0.09% -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Westerly, RI 02891 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02891 to the other 78 ZIP Codes in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 22 73rd
Population Density # 41 49th
Diversity Index # 32 60th
Median Household Income # 50 37th
Per Capita Income # 35 56th

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