City of Warwick, RI
Warwick is located in Kent County in Rhode Island. The median income is $60,980 and the median home value is $219,800. The unemployment rate is 9.58% compared to the 6.1% unemployment rate for the United States (as of August 2014). Workers commute an average of 23.3 minutes to work each day. The population is 92% White, 2% Black, 3% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 3% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Warwick, see each of the tabs to the leftabove. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Warwick has a Walk Score® of 30.
Median Household Income$60,980
Median Home Price$219,800
Rolling in the doughboys Shake the sand out of your swimsuit and get in line for a Rhode Island favorite – a scrumptious doughboy. No, not the giggling Pillsbury kind – the fresh-from-the-fryer Iggy’s kind. Iggy’s Doughboys and Chowder House has been the prime beach stop in Warwick since Gaetano and Sally Gravino took over the tiny beach stand in 1989. The original beach stand was built in 1924, survived two hurricanes, and now the restaurant still stands on the original foundation.
It was the first physical act of rebellion toward the British in June 1772. It was an early morning flame-filled attack that lit up the sky before dawn even got a chance. No, it wasn’t the Boston Tea Party but another historic event – the burning of the British revenue ship, the HMS Gaspee, near Pawtuxet Village. Considered “America’s First Blow for Freedom,” it was the first overt act leading to the Revolutionary War and led to the formation of the Committees of Correspondence throughout the colonies and eventually to the annual Gaspee Days celebration.
With so many recreational options, Warwick families often wonder what isn’t there to do. Between hiking, kayaking, backpacking and mountain climbing, residents are constantly on the go, enjoying Central Rhode Island’s great outdoors.
SchoolsIn Warwick, Rhode Island
The quality of a school district if often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Warwick rates.
BusinessIn Warwick, Rhode Island
Being a great place to live and being a great place to work, often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Warwick.
HealthIn Warwick, Rhode Island
Access to quality hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers are just part of what make a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Warwick.