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Westerly, RI
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Westerly profile


Living in Westerly



Westerly 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 23,298 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Westerly is the 15th largest community in Rhode Island.

Westerly 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 Westerly are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.00% of adults in Westerly have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Westerly in 2018 was $46,913, 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 $187,652 for a family of four. However, Westerly contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Westerly is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.