Living in Westerly, RI

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Westerly SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
6
Safety
8.5
Amenities
8
Education
8
Commute
8

Westerly, RI Crime Report

305
Total Crimes
1,353.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
-47.31%
Below National Average

Westerly, RI Cost Of Living

121
Westerly's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average

Westerly, Rhode Island Info Snack

Westerly is a town on the southwestern shoreline of Washington County, Rhode Island, United States founded in 1669 by John Babcock. It is a beachfront community on the south shore of the state. The population was 22,787 at the 2010 census.
Population
17,435
Unemployment
7.2%
Poverty
9.8%
Median Home
$283,300
Median Income
$62,830
Median Rent
$1,028

Westerly, RI Photos

Rankings for Westerly in Rhode Island

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Map Of Westerly, RI

Population over time in Westerly

Year Population % Change
2017 17,435 0.6%
2016 17,323 -1.8%
2015 17,632 -1.8%
2014 17,957 -0.2%
2013 17,984 0.4%
2012 17,908 1.1%
2011 17,712 0.2%
2010 17,675 0.7%
2009 17,552 -
Crime/100k Westerly RI USA
Violent Crime 75.4 219.1 368.9
Murder 4.4 1.5 5.0
Robbery 13.3 42.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 26.6 129.2 246.8
Property Crime 1277.9 1660.9 2199.5
Burglary 204.1 265.8 376.0
Larceny 1029.4 1250.3 1594.6
Car Theft 44.4 144.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Westerly

White
89.5% (15,602)
African American
1.3% (231)
American Indian
0.0% (6)
Asian
3.5% (614)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.8% (132)
Two Or More
1.1% (198)
Hispanic
3.7% (652)
Race Westerly RI USA
White 89.5% 72.7% 61.1%
African American 1.3% 5.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 3.5% 3.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.8% 0.7% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.1% 2.3% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.7% 15.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Westerly, Rhode Island

Less than $10,000
5.7% (98,784)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.7% (81,704)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.1% (176,796)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.4% (164,563)
$35,000 to $49,999
9.8% (170,333)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.3% (319,203)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.2% (178,181)
$100,000 to $149,999
15.5% (270,734)
$150,000 to $199,999
8.1% (141,021)
$200,000 or more
8.2% (142,175)
Income Westerly RI USA
Less than $10,000 5.7% 6.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.7% 5.3% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.1% 9.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.4% 8.3% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 9.8% 11.4% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.3% 16.5% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.2% 12.6% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 15.5% 16.4% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 8.1% 7.1% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 8.2% 6.7% 7.0%

Gender in Westerly

Female
54.2% (9,452)
Male
45.8% (7,983)
Gender Westerly RI USA
Female 54.2% 51.4% 50.8%
Male 45.8% 48.6% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Westerly for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (523)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (1,046)
High School / GED
29.0% (5,056)
Some College
21.0% (3,661)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (1,743)
Bachelor's Degree
19.0% (3,312)
Master's Degree
9.0% (1,569)
Professional Degree
2.0% (348)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (174)
Education Westerly RI USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 29.0% 28.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 18.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 19.0% 20.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 9.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Westerly

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I am proud to be from Westerly, which I consider a metropolitan town.

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