North Kingstown, RI
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North Kingstown is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 27,732 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, North Kingstown is the 13th largest community in Rhode Island.

Housing costs in North Kingstown are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Rhode Island.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Kingstown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, North Kingstown is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Kingstown who work in management occupations (13.58%), sales jobs (9.32%), and office and administrative support (9.13%).

Also of interest is that North Kingstown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in North Kingstown telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.35% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

North Kingstown is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, North Kingstown’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

North Kingstown is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The citizens of North Kingstown are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.70% of adults in North Kingstown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in North Kingstown in 2018 was $47,612, which is wealthy relative to Rhode Island and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $190,448 for a family of four.

The people who call North Kingstown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Kingstown residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in North Kingstown include Irish, English, Italian, French, and German.

The most common language spoken in North Kingstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.