Westerly, RI Population

Population: 22,966. Estimated population in July 2020: 23,635 (+2.9% change)
Males: 11,077 (48.2%), Females: 11,889 (51.8%)

Washington County

Median resident age: 38.9 years
Median household income: $44,613
Median house value: $149,900

Races in Westerly:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.4%)
  • Chinese (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Black (0.7%)

Ancestries: Italian (34.2%), Irish (17.9%), English (14.2%), French (9.6%), German (9.0%), Polish (4.6%).

Elevation: 134 feet

Land area: 16.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Westerly

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westerly town

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

6.3% Foreign born (4.3% Europe, 1.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,280 (+5.9%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Westerly:

  • WESTERLY HOSPITAL (WELLS ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Westerly:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Westerly:

  • GROTON-NEW LONDON (about 16 miles; GROTON NEW LONDON, CT; Abbreviation: GON)
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 37 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Abbreviation: PVD)
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 62 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Abbreviation: ORH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Westerly:

  • WESTERLY STATE (about 4 miles; WESTERLY, RI; Abbreviation: WST)
  • RICHMOND (about 16 miles; WEST KINGSTON, RI; Abbreviation: 08R)
  • ELIZABETH FIELD (about 17 miles; FISHERS ISLAND, NY; Abbreviation: 0B8)
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.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Westerly:

  • BOSTON BARTENDERS SCHOOL OF AMERICA (Location: OCEAN PLAZA 62 FRANKLIN ST STE 9; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westerly:

  • UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND (about 22 miles; KINGSTON, RI; Full-time enrollment: 11,759)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND (about 35 miles; WARWICK, RI; Full-time enrollment: 8,650)
  • NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 35 miles; WARWICK, RI; Full-time enrollment: 2,419)
  • EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 36 miles; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Full-time enrollment: 4,165)
  • RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE (about 42 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 6,208)
  • BRYANT COLLEGE (about 42 miles; SMITHFIELD, RI; Full-time enrollment: 2,926)
  • PROVIDENCE COLLEGE (about 42 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 4,456)

Schools

Public high school in Westerly:

  • WESTERLY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,128; Location: 23 WARD AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Westerly:

  • BABCOCK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 902; Location: 15 HIGHLAND AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • DUNN’S CORNERS SCHOOL (Students: 393; Location: 8 PLATEAU ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • STATE STREET SCHOOL (Students: 381; Location: STATE STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • TOWER STREET SCHOOL (Students: 350; Location: 93 TOWER STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SPRINGBROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 337; Location: 39 SPRING BROOK ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Westerly:

  • LITTLE PEOPLE OF WESTERLY (Students: 197; Location: 19 CLARK ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • ST PIUS X ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 194; Location: 32 ELM STREET; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Westerly:

  • WESTERLY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,547,487; Location: 44 BROAD STREET; 194,763 books; 3,726 audio materials; 4,532 video materials; 335 serial subscriptions)

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