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South Kingstown, RI
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Living in South Kingstown



South 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 32,056 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, South Kingstown is the tenth largest community in Rhode Island.

Housing costs in South 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.

Also of interest is that South Kingstown 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: 10.04% 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.

In addition, South Kingstown is a college town. There are a lot of students in South Kingstown attending college, and as a result South Kingstown provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

South Kingstown, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the town.

South 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, South Kingstown’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

South 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in South Kingstown. 56.57% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in South Kingstown in 2018 was $42,080, which is middle income relative to Rhode Island, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $168,320 for a family of four. However, South Kingstown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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