Kingston in Washington county, Rhode Island

Kingston

With its sprawling and inviting college campus, above-average school system and close proximity to the distinctive New England coastline, it’s easy to see why many have decided to call Kingston their home.

The village of Kingston, Rhode Island is home to many beautiful and historic buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. In the year 1959, the Kingston Historic District was established. The district contains 38 buildings considered to be historic. Passing through the town, you will see well-kept stone walls, picket fences, and grand Colonial-style homes.

One of the biggest draws to Kingston is the University of Rhode Island main campus. The university currently enrolls about 12,900 undergraduate students and 2,900 graduate students and its nursing and engineering programs are among the most recognized. The university has a long list of well-known alumni, including exercise guru Tony Horton, and oceanographer Bob Ballard.

Kingston is part of the South Kingston School District. There is one elementary school in town, the West Kingston Elementary School. It educates about 330 children in grades K-5.

Kingston is just a short drive away from the coastline. The Narragansett Bay and its islands are easily accessible by car or ferry.

Community Summary

Population Growth (since 2010) -1.09 %
Population Density (people / sq. mile) 2,148.2
Household Size (people) 2.58
Households w/ Children 29.29 %
Annual Residential Turnover 36.21 %

Housing Inventory

Fair Market Rents

Gross rent estimates, localized to show expected pricing variations.

Studio $591
One Bedroom $721
Two Bedroom $902
Three Bedroom $1,146
Four Bedroom $1,424

Education

The educational climate index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Socioeconomic Status (SES) measure. Factors in this measure are income, educational achievement and occupation of persons within a ZIP code. Because this measure is based on the population of an entire ZIP code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Educational Climate Index
Values range from 1 to 5 with lower values representing a worse educational climate
Highest Level Attained

Population Demographics

Total: 7,764
Households: 1,072
Median Age: 21.21

Employment & Finance

Workforce
Income by dollar range (Median: $83,521)

Climate & Weather

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The weather risk chart displays a percent value for a given type of weather risk as compared to the national average. A percent value greater than 100 indicates the area is more prone to risk than the national average; similarly, a value less than 100 indicates the area is less prone.

Temperature
Weather Risk
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Public Elementary

School

WEST KINGSTON SCHOOL
Grades: K-4
3119 MINISTERIAL RD
WEST KINGSTON, RI 02892

THE COMPASS SCHOOL
Grades: K-8
537 OLD NORTH RD
KINGSTON, RI 02881

WAKEFIELD SCHOOL
Grades: K-4
101 HIGH ST
WAKEFIELD, RI 02879

KINGSTON HILL ACADEMY
Grades: K-5
850 STONY FORT RD
SAUNDERSTOWN, RI 02874

PEACE DALE SCHOOL
Grades: K-4
109 KERSEY RD
WAKEFIELD, RI 02879

BROAD ROCK MIDDLE SCHOOL
Grades: 5-6
351 BROAD ROCK RD
WAKEFIELD, RI 02879

MATUNUCK SCHOOL
Grades: K-4
380 MATUNUCK BEACH RD
WAKEFIELD, RI 02879

Public Middle

School

CURTIS CORNER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Grades: 7-8
301 CURTIS CORNER RD
WAKEFIELD, RI 02879

Public High

School

SOUTH KINGSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
Grades: 9-12
215 COLUMBIA ST
WAKEFIELD, RI 02879

INDEPENDENCE TRANSITION ACADEMY
Grades: 12-12
25 W INDEPENDENCE WAY
KINGSTON, RI 02881

Private/Catholic

School

THE PROUT SCHOOL
Grades: 9-12
4640 TOWER HILL RD
WAKEFIELD, RI 02879

MONSIGNOR MATTHEW CLARKE CATHOLIC REGIONAL SCHOOL
Grades: PRESCHOOL-8
5074 TOWER HILL RD
WAKEFIELD, RI 02879

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT UNIV OF RHODE ISLAND
Grades: PRESCHOOL-PRESCHOOL
10 LOWER COLLEGE RD
KINGSTON, RI 02881

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Commuting to and from Kingston

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