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COMPARE CITIES FOR Rhode Island


Compare city quality of life facts and figures for one of the best places to retire in Rhode Island.

Compare home prices, cost of living, air quality, medical care, water quality, demographics and more. Use the drop down box to make another state comparison.

  




Rhode Island City
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City Type
City Type East Coast, College Town na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 24,779 78,040
Population (1990) 28,227 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 8 36
Persons Per Square Mile 3,097 2,151
Home Prices
2017 $546,027 $425,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '17) 113.1% 68.0%
Annual Appreciation ('16 to '17) 5.9% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '17) 4.9% 3.5%
Big City Prices ('17) $465,000 $319,000
Bargain Index 95% 103%
Big City Boston na
Monthly Rent $1,895 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 19.3 18.2
Cost of Living (2017)
Cost of Living 135% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2016)
Good Days 85% 72%
Moderate Days 12% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 3% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 61% 36%
Threatened 0% 2%
Impaired 39% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 64 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 71 miles 72 miles
City Boston na
Recreation
National Parks 21 7
National Campgrounds 4 26
State Parks 33 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 2 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 12 346
2015 17 324
Gain ('15 to '16) -29% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 36 37
White 82.5% 80.7%
Black or African American 6.9% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8% 0.8%
Asian 1.4% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.1% 0.2%
Other Race 3.1% 4.4%
Multiple Races 5.2% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 8.4% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $80,561 $69,596
Occupied Housing 81% 83%
Vacant Housing 19% 17%
Home Ownership 44% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.80 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 7.0% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 119 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Cool & Wet Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 23 F 27 F
July High Temp 78 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 46 in 35 in
Elevation 15 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .4% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 20-40 10
Flood Very High Very High
Tornado Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 4 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2016)
Violent Crimes 47 40
Property Crimes 435 403
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 5,624 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 475 1,253
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