Westerly, Rhode Island

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Population in 2010: 17,936.
Population change since 2000: +1.4%
Males: 8,062  (45.0%)
Females: 9,874  (55.0%)
Median resident age:

45.8 years
Rhode Island median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 02891.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,361 (it was $42,860 in 2000)
Westerly:

$61,361
RI:

$63,870

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $37,654 (it was $23,180 in 2000)

Westerly CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $295,572 (it was $144,600 in 2000)
Westerly:

$295,572
RI:

$257,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $332,460; detached houses: $350,380; townhouses or other attached units: $276,552; in 2-unit structures: $207,241; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $251,165; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $116,287

Median gross rent in 2017: $982.

March 2019 cost of living index in Westerly: 105.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.4%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.9% for Black residents, 8.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 28.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Westerly, RI (2017)
    • 15,67190.5%White alone
    • 6944.0%Asian alone
    • 5513.2%Hispanic
    • 1891.1%Other race alone
    • 1310.8%Black alone
    • 1460.8%Two or more races
    • 230.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Rhode Island and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Westerly, Rhode Island as of August 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Westerly is 841 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Westerly by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(4.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(29.6)
8
(34.1)
4
(17.2)
5
(21.5)
8
(34.1)
4
(17.0)
4
(17.6)
3
(13.2)
9
(39.8)
6
(26.4)
6
(26.4)
6
(26.5)
2
(8.8)
7
(31.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(12.7)
2
(8.5)
2
(8.6)
4
(17.2)
2
(8.5)
5
(21.3)
2
(8.8)
5
(22.0)
2
(8.8)
2
(8.8)
1
(4.4)
4
(17.6)
7
(30.9)
3
(13.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(67.7)
16
(68.2)
24
(103.5)
18
(77.3)
17
(72.4)
3
(12.8)
12
(52.7)
8
(35.3)
13
(57.4)
17
(74.9)
11
(48.4)
9
(39.7)
8
(35.4)
6
(26.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
80
(338.3)
63
(268.7)
72
(310.4)
79
(339.4)
86
(366.5)
73
(310.3)
85
(373.5)
57
(251.3)
74
(327.0)
97
(427.1)
55
(242.1)
91
(401.3)
79
(349.1)
46
(204.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
415
(1,755)
387
(1,651)
340
(1,466)
425
(1,826)
389
(1,658)
343
(1,458)
320
(1,406)
358
(1,578)
452
(1,997)
477
(2,100)
352
(1,550)
305
(1,345)
292
(1,290)
232
(1,029)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
28
(118.4)
29
(123.7)
35
(150.9)
27
(116.0)
6
(25.6)
15
(63.8)
11
(48.3)
9
(39.7)
12
(53.0)
17
(74.9)
5
(22.0)
15
(66.2)
13
(57.4)
10
(44.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(16.9)
2
(8.5)
1
(4.3)
3
(12.9)
3
(12.8)
1
(4.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.4)
1
(4.4)
7
(30.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(13.2)
2
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)152.8138.2129.5143.9138.3107.7113.5116.9153.0158.6112.8121.6104.1102.1

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Westerly, RI

Crime rate in Westerly detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 59 (49 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
Rhode Island average:

2.34
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Ancestries: Italian (27.9%), Irish (15.1%), English (7.7%), Polish (6.4%), Portuguese (5.3%), French (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1669

Elevation: 134 feet

Land area: 16.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,123 people per square mile   (low).

Westerly, Rhode Island map

1,207 residents are foreign born (3.3% Europe, 1.9% Asia).

This place:

7.0%
Rhode Island:

13.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,853 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,024 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Warwick, RI (31.6 miles , pop. 85,808).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (75.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (113.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Pawcatuck, CT (1.2 miles ),
Misquamicut, RI (1.9 miles ),
Ashaway, RI (1.9 miles ),
Bradford, RI (2.0 miles ),
Weekapaug, RI (2.1 miles ),
Watch Hill, RI (2.1 miles),
Stonington borough, CT (2.3 miles ),
North Stonington, CT (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 41.37 N, Longitude: 71.82 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -75 (-0.4%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 3,944 (44.1%)

Area code: 401

Distribution of median household income in Westerly, RI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Westerly, RI in 2017
Westerly satellite photo by USGS

Westerly tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 110 buildings, average cost: $77,100
  • 1998: 139 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 1999: 131 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2000: 166 buildings, average cost: $142,000
  • 2001: 113 buildings, average cost: $163,600
  • 2002: 105 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 2003: 95 buildings, average cost: $216,000
  • 2004: 70 buildings, average cost: $267,100
  • 2005: 86 buildings, average cost: $290,700
  • 2006: 195 buildings, average cost: $212,100
  • 2007: 163 buildings, average cost: $282,200
  • 2008: 61 buildings, average cost: $416,800
  • 2009: 48 buildings, average cost: $295,600
  • 2010: 51 buildings, average cost: $295,000
  • 2011: 59 buildings, average cost: $263,800
  • 2012: 53 buildings, average cost: $293,700
  • 2013: 77 buildings, average cost: $334,600
  • 2014: 57 buildings, average cost: $350,100
  • 2015: 40 buildings, average cost: $303,200
  • 2016: 47 buildings, average cost: $548,600
  • 2017: 31 buildings, average cost: $349,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Westerly, RI residents
Average permit cost in Westerly, RI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Rhode Island:

3.7%
Historical population in Westerly, RI
Historical housing units in Westerly, RI
Most common industries in Westerly, RI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (10.7%)
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (10.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Educational services (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.0%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (10.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Westerly, RI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.6%)
  • Engineers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)

Average climate in Westerly, Rhode Island

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Westerly, Rhode Island environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.1. This is about average.

City:

71.1
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 1.35. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.35
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.79. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.79
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Westerly-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Rhode Island state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/21/1951, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 38.1 miles away from the Westerly place center injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 56.1 miles away from the place center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westerly-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 219.7 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 235.8 miles away from Westerly 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 147.4 miles away from Westerly 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 175.8 miles away from the city 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 232.2 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 71.3 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 Washington County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westerly topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Westerly:

  • WESTERLY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 25 WELLS STREET)
  • APPLE REHAB CLIPPER (161 POST ROAD)
  • APPLE REHAB WATCH HILL (79 WATCH HILL ROAD)
  • WATCH HILL MANOR LTD (83 WATCH HILL RD)
  • WESTERLY HEALTH CENTER (280 HIGH STREET)
  • WESTERLY NURSING HOME INC (79 BEACH STREET)
  • DIALYSIS CENTER OF WESTERLY (ONE RHODY DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Westerly:

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Amtrak station:

WESTERLY (14 RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Westerly:

  • 17 miles: Millstone 1 and 2 in Waterford, CT.
  • 17 miles: Millstone 3 in Waterford, CT.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westerly:

  • Connecticut College (about 15 miles; New London, CT; Full-time enrollment: 2,068)
  • University of Rhode Island (about 17 miles; Kingston, RI; FT enrollment: 14,656)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 18 miles; Norwich, CT; FT enrollment: 2,897)
  • New England Institute of Technology (about 26 miles; East Greenwich, RI; FT enrollment: 3,183)
  • Salve Regina University (about 28 miles; Newport, RI; FT enrollment: 2,349)
  • Community College of Rhode Island (about 30 miles; Warwick, RI; FT enrollment: 10,500)
  • Eastern Connecticut State University (about 32 miles; Willimantic, CT; FT enrollment: 4,985)

Public high school in Westerly:

Public elementary/middle schools in Westerly:

Private elementary/middle school in Westerly:

  • ST PIUS X ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 207, Location: 32 ELM ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Westerly

Library in Westerly:

  • WESTERLY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,016,738; Location: 44 BROAD STREET; 159,845 books; 6,163 audio materials; 7,880 video materials; 10 local licensed databases; 4 state licensed databases; 376 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • FM station in Westerly, RI: WPKM(88.7 FM; MONTAUK, NY; Owner: WPKN INC.)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Westerly: Winnapaug Golf Course (A), YMCA (B), Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerc (C), Westerly Town Hall and Courthouse (D), Westerly Memorial Building (E), Westerly Hospital Medical Association Library (F), Babcock-Smith House Museum (G), Westerly Fire Department Station 2 (H), Westerly Ambulance Corps (I), Dunns Corner Fire Department Station 1 (J), Westerly Preschool Childhood Center (K), Westerly Police Department (L), Westerly Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (M), Littlebrook Kids Day Care Center (N), Little People of Westerly Day Care Center (O), Westerly Public Library (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Franklin Shopping Plaza Shopping Center (1), Granite Street Shopping Center (2), Granite Hills Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Westerly include: Christadelphian Ecclesia Church (A), Society of Friends Church (B), Pilgrims Baptist Church (C), Immaculate Conception Church (D), Harvest Chapel (E), Pawcatuck Seventh Day Baptist Church (F), Saint Puis X Church (G), Dunns Corners Community Church (H), Grace United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: River Bend Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: No Bottom Pond (A), Spring Pond (B), Long Pond (C), Doctor Lewis Pond (D), Chapman Pond (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: McGowan Brook (A), Mastuxet Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Westerly include: Westerly Downtown Historic District (1), Wilcox Arboretum (2), Wilcox Park Historic District (3), Main Street Historic District (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Babcock-Smith House (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 124 Granite Street), W P L (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 71 1/2 High), The Water WIZZ - Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; 319 Atlantic Avenue), Misquamicut Business Association (319 Atlantic Av).

Hotels: Breezeway Resort (70 Winnapaug Road), Langworthy Farm Bed and Breakfast (308 Shore Road), Atlantic Inn (8 Crandall Av), Tern Inn (92 Winnapaug Road), Blue Whale Inn (54 Winnapaug Road), Andrea Hotel Inc (89 Atlantic Avenue), Pleasant View Inn (65 Atlantic Avenue), Ocean View Motel (140 Atlantic Avenue), Sand Dollar Inn (171 Post Road).

Courts: Westerly Town - Municipal Court (5 Union Street), Westerly Town - Municipal Court- Dunn's Corners School (9 Plateau Road).

Birthplace of: Dr. Luke - Guitarist, Dick Berggren - Racing announcer, Jesse Armour Crandall - Inventor, Tony Horton (exercise instructor) - Exercise instructor, Don Panciera - Football player, Joshua Babcock - Judge, Nathan F. Dixon III - Politician, Ruth Buzzi - (born 1936), comedienne, Dave Stenhouse - Baseball player and coach, George Greeley - Television composer.

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Westerly and their reported violations in the past:

WESTERLY WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 38,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-05-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-05-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-05-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In MAY-23-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-08-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-08-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-01-2006 and JUN-18-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-28-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-01-2006 and JUN-18-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-28-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2007)
  • One minor monitoring violation
CAMP WATCHAUG (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-22-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-18-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2007), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-05-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-10-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
YMCA OUTDOOR CENTER (Address: 95 HIGH STREET , Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
NOD HILL APARTMENTS (Serves CT, Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-05-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-15-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-15-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-04-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-04-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2007)
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Rhode Island:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.1%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.7%
Whole state:

7.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
211 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
29 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Westerly in 2000:

  • 247 people in nursing homes
  • 49 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 46 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Westerly (2011 data):

  • The Washington Trust Company of Westerly: Mcquade's Westerly Branch, The Washington Trust Company Of West, Franklin Street Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $3,059.8 mil, Deposits: $2,127.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Stop & Shop - Westerly Branch at 149 Franklin Street, branch established on 2001/05/29; Westerly Branch at 112 Franklin Street, branch established on 1981/09/22. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Dime Bank: Westerly Branch at 131 Franklin Street, branch established on 2004/05/15. Info updated 2008/05/08: Bank assets: $707.4 mil, Deposits: $491.2 mil, headquarters in Norwich, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices
  • Newport Federal Savings Bank: Westerly Branch at 18 Post Road, branch established on 2011/01/10. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $453.5 mil, Deposits: $267.0 mil, headquarters in Newport, RI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Westerly Branch at 9 Franklin Street, branch established on 1957/07/22. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Webster Bank, National Association: Westerly Branch at 44-50 Franklin Street, branch established on 2006/12/02. Info updated 2008/12/23: Bank assets: $18,674.3 mil, Deposits: $13,861.5 mil, headquarters in Waterbury, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 167 total offices, Holding Company: Webster Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Westerly:

Marital status in Westerly, RI
  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

For population 25 years and over in Westerly:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Rhode Island average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Westerly
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Westerly, RI (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic45,38217
Mainline Protestant9,05734
Evangelical Protestant3,84133
Other7968
None67,903-
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: 31
This county:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
Here:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Washington County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 157
This county:

12.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.8%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

19.8%
State:

22.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.2%
Rhode Island:

16.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.6%
Rhode Island:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Westerly:

47.3%
Rhode Island:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Rhode Island:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Westerly:

22.2%
Rhode Island:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.2%
Rhode Island:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Rhode Island:

6.8

Overweight people:
Westerly:

35.0%
State:

33.7%

General health condition:
Westerly:

56.2%
Rhode Island:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Westerly:

77.4%
Rhode Island:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Westerly, RI Residents

5.89% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($75,628 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Rhode Island average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kent County, RI  1.28% ($73,914 average AGI)
from Providence County, RI  1.25% ($71,775)
from New London County, CT  0.47% ($53,992)


6.12% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($68,966 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
Rhode Island average:

5.77%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,021 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.09%
Rhode Island average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, RI  1.24% ($54,180 average AGI)
to Providence County, RI  1.03% ($58,127)
to New London County, CT  0.54% ($58,811)
Businesses in Westerly, RI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets7
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
Advance Auto Parts1Nike3
Applebee's1Payless1
AutoZone1Penske1
Burger King1Pier 1 Imports1
CVS2Pizza Hut1
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Decora Cabinetry4Shaw's1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
DressBarn1Stop & Shop1
Dressbarn1Subaru1
Dunkin Donuts2T-Mobile2
FedEx3T.J.Maxx1
GNC1U-Haul4
GameStop1UPS7
H&R Block1Vans1
Home Depot1Walmart1
JCPenney1Wendy's1
Jones New York1YMCA2

Strongest AM radio stations in Westerly:

  • WXNI (1230 AM; 1 kW; WESTERLY, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJJF (1180 AM; daytime; 2 kW; HOPE VALLEY, RI; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WJJF LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WICH (1310 AM; 5 kW; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INCORPORATED)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westerly:

  • WXLM (102.3 FM; STONINGTON, CT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHJM (107.7 FM; PAWCATUCK, CT; Owner: FULLER BROADCASTING INTERNATIONAL, LLC)
  • WBMW (106.5 FM; LEDYARD, CT; Owner: RED WOLF BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBLQ (88.1 FM; WESTERLY, RI; Owner: SOUTHERN RI PUBLIC RADIO BROAD INC)
  • WWRX-FM (103.7 FM; WESTERLY, RI; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WSKO-FM (99.7 FM; WAKEFIELD-PEACEDALE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCTY (97.7 FM; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INC.)
  • WRIU (90.3 FM; KINGSTON, RI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND)
  • WQGN-FM (105.5 FM; GROTON, CT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKNL (100.9 FM; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNLC (98.7 FM; EAST LYME, CT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WILI-FM (98.3 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: NUTMEG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCNI (90.9 FM; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT COLLEGE BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WADK-FM (99.3 FM; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: ASTRO TELE-COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCRI (95.9 FM; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WAKX (102.7 FM; NARRAGANSETT PIER, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WMOS (104.7 FM; MONTAUK, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W233AG (94.5 FM; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)

TV broadcast stations around Westerly:

  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WEDN (Channel 53; NORWICH, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Westerly: James A. Barber.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Westerly fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 157ft / 47.5mTotal length
  • $38,120,000Total costs
  • 149,580Total average daily traffic
  • 10,487Total average daily truck traffic
  • 170,866Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Westerly, RI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 131970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Westerly, RI
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Westerly)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 75 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Westerly, RI)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 108 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Westerly)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Westerly)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 27 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED58$239,995101$200,011508$191,11141$64,8381$215,00064$207,9230$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$184,0007$208,27936$207,5382$63,8150$04$233,6630$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$245,50711$206,124162$230,22922$79,8610$014$184,3911$44,390
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$249,6957$228,25087$220,4616$63,8550$08$210,0750$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$246,0002$243,5858$158,8140$00$02$110,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0508.01 , 0508.02, 0509.01, 0509.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$228,14210$244,5362$259,180
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$193,9704$233,7501$116,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$370,1305$255,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$290,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0508.01 , 0508.02, 0509.01, 0509.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Westerly, RI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Westerly, RI - Value

2007 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2007 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 26. The highest number of reported fires - 56 took place in 2015, and the least - 0 in 2008. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Westerly, RI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (76.5%), and Outside Fires (16.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Westerly, RI
    • 24176.5%Structure Fires
    • 5316.8%Outside Fires
    • 185.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 31.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Westerly, RI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Westerly, RI
  • 50.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 34.3%Utility gas
  • 11.8%Electricity
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Westerly, RI
  • 37.9%Utility gas
  • 30.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 26.8%Electricity
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood


Westerly 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 below state average.

Westerly on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Western Europe (population 500+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Italy (population 500+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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