Narragansett is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 14,504 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Narragansett is the 25th largest community in Rhode Island.
Narragansett home prices are not only among the most expensive in Rhode Island, but Narragansett real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Also of interest is that Narragansett has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.96% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Narragansett, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Narragansett provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Another notable thing is that Narragansett is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Narragansett, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the town.
One of the nice things about Narragansett is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Narragansett, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Narragansett is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.57% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Narragansett in 2018 was $44,414, which is upper middle income relative to Rhode Island, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $177,656 for a family of four. However, Narragansett contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Narragansett home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Narragansett residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Narragansett include Irish, Italian, English, French, and German.
The most common language spoken in Narragansett is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.