Scituate, Rhode Island

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Population in 2010: 10,329. Population change since 2000: +0.0%
 
Males: 5,069  (49.1%)
Females: 5,260  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  45.2 years
Rhode Island median age:  42.3 years

Zip codes: 02857.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $86,154 (it was $60,788 in 2000)
Scituate:

$86,154
RI:

$60,596

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $42,251 (it was $28,092 in 2000)

Scituate town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $314,778 (it was $175,100 in 2000)
Scituate:

$314,778
RI:

$247,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $240,495; Detached houses: $255,018; Townhouses or other attached units: $233,367; In 2-unit structures: $182,369; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $201,687; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $207,877; Mobile homes: $37,142
  • Races in Scituate, RI (2010)

    Scituate races chart
    • 10,00996.9%White alone
    • 1231.2%Hispanic
    • 680.7%Asian alone
    • 640.6%Two or more races
    • 370.4%Black alone
    • 160.2%American Indian alone
    • 120.1%Other race alone

Races in Scituate detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Scituate: 106.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (27.3%), Irish (20.3%), English (19.3%), French (15.0%), French Canadian (6.7%), United States (6.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1731

Land area: 48.7 square miles.

Population density: 212 people per square mile   (very low).

Scituate,RI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Scituate:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Scituate town:

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

296 residents are foreign born (2.2% Europe, 0.4% Asia).

This town:

2.9%
Rhode Island:

11.4%



According to our research of Rhode Island and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Scituate, Rhode Island as of November 13, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Scituate to the number of sex offenders is 1,722 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Scituate town:  1.4% ($2,389)
Rhode Island:  1.9% ($2,507)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cranston, RI (8.1 miles , pop. 79,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (45.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (134.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Clayville, RI (1.9 miles ), Foster, RI (2.5 miles ), Foster Center, RI (2.5 miles ), Coventry, RI (2.5 miles ), Johnston, RI (2.6 miles ), Greenville, RI (2.6 miles ), Harmony, RI (2.7 miles ), West Warwick, RI (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 37 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 1999: 42 buildings, average cost: $148,200
  • 2000: 39 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2001: 36 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 2002: 45 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2003: 50 buildings, average cost: $181,400
  • 2004: 46 buildings, average cost: $183,100
  • 2005: 24 buildings, average cost: $189,000
  • 2006: 22 buildings, average cost: $282,600
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $236,800
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $314,300
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $243,400
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $236,300
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $185,900
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $252,800
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $214,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.79 N, Longitude: 71.61 W

Area code: 401


Crime rates in Scituate by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Murders 000000000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.09.70.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 101100000001001
per 100,000 9.50.09.29.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.09.60.00.09.4
Robberies 001200000000000
per 100,000 0.00.09.218.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 665220115242333
per 100,000 57.055.845.918.418.40.09.29.245.919.438.819.228.628.528.3
Burglaries 363235272435201831352734151114
per 100,000 341.7297.4321.2247.8220.5323.7184.3165.2284.6339.2261.6325.6142.9104.3132.2
Theft 1066672937577985778625337377046
per 100,000 1,006.2613.4660.9853.5689.1712.0903.0523.2716.0600.9513.6354.3352.5663.9434.5
Auto thefts 668879825473233
per 100,000 57.055.873.473.464.383.273.718.445.938.867.828.719.128.528.3
Arson 251211102101001
per 100,000 19.046.59.218.49.29.29.20.018.49.70.09.60.00.09.4
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.5) 91.363.577.173.951.857.856.835.861.474.152.050.831.341.842.1

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Scituate detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 23 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
US average:

2.05
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Rhode Island:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +540 (+5.5%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)

Work and jobs in Scituate: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Scituate, Rhode Island

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Scituate, Rhode Island average temperatures Scituate, Rhode Island average precipitation Scituate, Rhode Island humidity Scituate, Rhode Island wind speed Scituate, Rhode Island snowfall Scituate, Rhode Island sunshine Scituate, Rhode Island clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Scituate-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Rhode Island state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.9 miles away from the Scituate town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.8 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Scituate-area historical earthquake activity is near Rhode Island state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 204.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 215.0 miles away from Scituate center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 118.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 197.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 51.8 miles away from Scituate center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 251.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Providence County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: James Burrill Angell - Diplomat, Danielle Lacourse - Beauty contestant, Elisha Mathewson - Politician, Gene Steere - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Scituate:

  • CRA-MAR MEADOWS (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CRANSTON, RI)
  • HARRIS MANOR (QGHS LLC) (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; NORTH SCITUATE, RI)
  • RIVERVIEW HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; COVENTRY, RI)
  • RIVERVIEW NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; COVENTRY, RI)
  • BRIARCLIFFE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; JOHNSTON, RI)
  • DIALYSIS CENTER OF JOHNSTON (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; JOHNSTON, RI)
  • NANCY ANN NURSING HOME, INC. (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FOSTER, RI)

Amtrak station near Scituate:

  • 11 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Scituate:

  • Community College of Rhode Island (about 9 miles; Warwick, RI; Full-time enrollment: 10,500)
  • Rhode Island College (about 9 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 7,189)
  • Providence College (about 10 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 4,312)
  • Bryant University (about 11 miles; Smithfield, RI; FT enrollment: 3,440)
  • New England Institute of Technology (about 11 miles; East Greenwich, RI; FT enrollment: 3,183)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Providence (about 11 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 10,898)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (about 11 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 2,714)

Public high schools in Scituate:

Public elementary/middle schools in Scituate:

See full list of schools located in Scituate

Libraries in Scituate:

  • NORTH SCITUATE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $288,518; Location: 606 WEST GREENVILLE ROAD; 39,010 books; 1,030 audio materials; 2,543 video materials; 18 local licensed databases; 2 state licensed databases; 18 other licensed databases; 85 print serial subscriptions)
  • HOPE LIBRARY (Operating income: $267,812; Location: 374 NORTH ROAD; 31,972 books; 932 audio materials; 2,914 video materials; 37 local licensed databases; 13 other licensed databases; 56 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Scituate: Waterman Four Corners (A), Crazy Corners (B), Blanchard Orchards (C), Hazard Brothers Orchard (D), Hazards Indian Rock Orchard (E), Sunset Orchards (F), Hope Library (G), Scituate Ambulance and Rescue Corps (H), Scituate Police Department (I), Scituate Early Learning Center (J), Rhode Island State Police Headquarters (K), Potterville Fire Department (L), North Scituate Public Library (M), North Scituate Fire Department (N), Hope - Jackson Fire Department (O), Chopmist Hill Fire Department (P), Scituate Town Hall (Q), Scituate Town House (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Scituate include: Trinity Episcopal Church (A), Old Congregational Church (B), Tabernacle Baptist Church (C), Saint Timothy Church (D), Saint Josephs Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cottrell Cemetery (1), Glenford Cemetery (2), New Rockland Cemetery (3), Phillips Memorial Cemetery (4), Smithfield Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: King Pond (A), Madison Pond (B), Dexter Pond (C), Moswansicut Pond (D), Peeptoad Pond (E), Pine Swamp Reservoir (F), Pawtuxet River (G), Scituate Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cork Brook (A), Ponaganset River (B), Bear Tree Brook (C), Wilbur Hollow Brook (D), Potterville Brook (E), Soakhide Brook (F), Rush Brook (G), Huntinghouse Brook (H), Peeptoad Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Scituate: Smithville-North Scituate Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Providence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 116. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

116
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.223. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.223
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 8.31. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.31
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.585. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.585
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.76. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.76
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0166. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0166
U.S.:

0.0138
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Rhode Island:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.8%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.3%
Whole state:  7.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.9%
Whole state:

11.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.2%
Whole state:

5.4%
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
3 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010

People in group quarters in Scituate in 2000:

  • 37 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Rhode Island average:

14.0

Scituate travel time to work - commute Scituate mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Scituate town (based on Providence County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic276,01198
Mainline Protestant27,143111
Evangelical Protestant16,895134
Other13,89648
Orthodox7,32510
Black Protestant7129
None284,685-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 129
Providence County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 94
Providence County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 132
Providence County:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 499
Here:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
Rhode Island:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Providence County:

24.0%
Rhode Island:

22.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.9%
State:

16.3%

4.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,511 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
Rhode Island average:

4.87%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($508 average AGI)
Providence County:

0.09%
Rhode Island average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kent County, RI  0.77% ($38,551 average AGI)
from Bristol County, MA  0.36% ($39,571)
from Washington County, RI  0.20% ($41,964)


4.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,761 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.79%
Rhode Island average:

5.44%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($381 average AGI)
Providence County:

0.06%
Rhode Island average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kent County, RI  0.83% ($42,204 average AGI)
to Bristol County, MA  0.40% ($48,971)
to Washington County, RI  0.22% ($54,288)

Strongest AM radio stations in Scituate:

  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WARV (1590 AM; 5 kW; WARWICK, RI; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPMZ (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: VIDEO MUNDO B/CASTING CO., LLC)
  • WHJJ (920 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Scituate:

  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WWRX-FM (103.7 FM; WESTERLY, RI; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSKO-FM (99.7 FM; WAKEFIELD-PEACEDALE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WRIU (90.3 FM; KINGSTON, RI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Scituate:

  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Scituate fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 18m59ftTotal length
  • $6,438,000Total costs
  • 42,119Total average daily traffic
  • 3,174Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Scituate)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 222 Hartford Pike (Lat: 41.842056 Lon: -71.673944), Structure height: 79 m, Call Sign: WPFI594
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.887 MHzGrant Date: 07/22/1999, Expiration Date: 07/22/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/18/2004, Certifier: Paul H KuziaRegistrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, 2300 N Street Nw Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Police Station Main St Hope (Lat: 41.735667 Lon: -71.559222), Call Sign: KCC508
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.190 MHzGrant Date: 02/10/1998, Expiration Date: 05/06/2003, Cancellation Date: 08/10/2003Registrant: Scituate, Town Of, Main St, Hope, RI 02831
  • Main St (Lat: 41.833167 Lon: -71.591444), Call Sign: KNHF500
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.040 MHzGrant Date: 08/27/1998, Expiration Date: 07/06/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/07/2003Registrant: North Scituate, Town Of, Main St, North Scituate, RI 02857, Phone: (401) 647-3372
  • Rt 101 Hartford Pike 2 Km E Rt 102 (Lat: 41.840667 Lon: -71.669778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76 m, Call Sign: KTL541
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.935 MHz, 155.190 MHz, 155.445 MHz, 155.505 MHz, 155.610 MHz, 158.970 MHz, 159.150 MHzGrant Date: 11/15/2011, Expiration Date: 01/16/2022, Certifier: Harry J Mac DonaldRegistrant: Rhode Island State Police, 311 Danielson Pike, N. Scituate, RI 02857, Phone: (401) 444-1185, Fax: (401) 444-1186, Email:
  • Rte 102 Near Rte 101 (Lat: 41.849833 Lon: -71.676167), Type: Pole, Structure height: 34 m, Call Sign: WNRS598
    Assigned Frequencies: 856.337 MHzGrant Date: 07/31/1998, Expiration Date: 07/31/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/07/2002, Certifier: M D FeinmanRegistrant: Keller & Heckman LLP, 1001 G St Nw Ste 500 W, Washington, DC 20001, Fax: (202) 434-4646
  • HIGH SCHOOL, Lat: 41.866528 Lon: -71.714056, Call Sign: WQTJ560
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.412 MHz, 457.412 MHz, 451.587 MHz, 456.587 MHzGrant Date: 02/18/2014, Expiration Date: 02/18/2024, Certifier: Joe Mc GovernRegistrant: D&r Communications, LLC, 15 Gore Road, Webster, MA 01570, Phone: (508) 943-9595, Fax: (508) 943-2676, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • CHOPMIST RSP, Rt 101 Hartford Pike .4 Mi E Of Rt 102 (Lat: 41.840556 Lon: -71.669722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 70.1 m, Overall height: 76.1 m, Call Sign: WQIB418
    Assigned Frequencies: 942.375 MHzGrant Date: 12/18/2007, Expiration Date: 12/18/2017, Certifier: Dean HoxsieRegistrant: Motorola, Inc, 613 Delaware Ave, Riverside, NJ 08075, Phone: (856) 764-3809, Email:
  • CHOPMIST HL, Rt 101 Hartford Pike .4 Mi E Of Rt 102 (Lat: 41.840667 Lon: -71.669778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 70.1 m, Overall height: 76.1 m, Call Sign: WJC97
    Assigned Frequencies: 12390.0 MHz, 6630.00 MHz, 6605.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6595.62 MHz, 6375.14 MHzGrant Date: 09/13/2012, Expiration Date: 11/13/2022Registrant: Rhode Island State Police, 311 Danielson Pike, N. Scituate, RI 02857, Phone: (401) 444-1185, Fax: (401) 444-1186, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: K1RAM, Previous Call Sign: N1IGA, Licensee ID: L01428983, Grant Date: 09/16/2008, Expiration Date: 10/28/2018, Registrant: Robert A Moio Sr, 70 Regina Drive, Scituate, RI 02857
  • Call Sign: KD1TS, Previous Call Sign: N1QVK, Licensee ID: L00488712, Grant Date: 11/06/2013, Expiration Date: 02/01/2024, Certifier: Robert H Netzer, Registrant: Robert H Netzer, 476 Rocky Hill Rd, N Scituate, RI 02857
  • Call Sign: N1YKF, Licensee ID: L01203349, Grant Date: 10/17/2006, Expiration Date: 01/14/2017, Certifier: Jonathan W Delmonico, Registrant: Jonathan W Delmonico, 110 Pine Hill Rd, Scituate, RI 02857
  • Call Sign: KB1OQW, Licensee ID: L01259094, Grant Date: 03/20/2007, Expiration Date: 03/20/2017, Certifier: Barbara W Los, Registrant: Barbara W Los, N Scituate, RI 02857
  • Call Sign: KB1PFA, Licensee ID: L01298870, Grant Date: 06/27/2007, Expiration Date: 06/27/2017, Certifier: Skye A Sciolto, Registrant: Skye A Pechie, 479 Central Pike, N Scituate, RI 02857
  • Call Sign: KC1EPX, Licensee ID: L01981446, Grant Date: 11/04/2015, Expiration Date: 11/04/2025, Certifier: Aaron C Marsland, Registrant: Aaron C Marsland, 231 Rockland Rd, Scituate, RI 02857

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BEECH 58 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 165 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 418RW , Serial Number: TH-917, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 03/28/1978
    Registrant (Corporation): Power Aero Inc, 305 Plainfield Pike, Scituate, RI 02857
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-5B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 81251 , Serial Number: AA5B0473, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 04/08/1977
    Registrant (Individual): John F Jr Winfield, Po Box 216, Scituate, RI 02857

Drinking water stations with addresses in Scituate that have no violations reported:

  • CAMP KER-ANNA - CABIN (Population served: 180, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (88%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Scituate compared to Rhode Island state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Scituate on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other financial specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Fuel dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Radio, TV, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Operations specialties managers except financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Paper and paper products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Art and design workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Printing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
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