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The population of Barrington is approximately 16,819 (2000).
The approximate number of families is 5,822 (1990).

The amount of land area in Barrington is 21.803 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Barrington is 8.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 18.146 sq kilometers.
The distance from Barrington to Washington DC is 368 miles. The distance to the Rhode Island state capital is 8 miles. (as the crow flies)
Barrington is positioned 41.73 degrees north of the equator and 71.31 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Barrington median income is $74,591 (2000).

The Barrington median home price is $198,500 (2000).

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Barrington location: on the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay about ten miles southeast of Providence. There is no part of Barrington that is more than two miles from salt water. Other nearby communities include Warren, East Providence, Bristol and Warwick all in Rhode Island, Ocean Grove and Seekonk in Massachusetts. It is about 43 miles from Boston and 192 miles from New York City.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Barrington is seasonal with all four represented. Here is a local weather page
Barrington average annual precipitation is 39.41 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 29.9 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 78.8 degrees F.
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Barrington history:

Barrington was first known as Sowams and was the home of the chief of the Wampanoag, Massasoit. The land was purchased by Pilgrims in 1653 from Massasoit and incorporated as Swansea as part of Massachusetts. Then, in 1746, it became part of Rhode Island. A year later, in 1947, the name was changed to Warren for Sir Peter Warren of the British Army. Then on 16 June 1770, Barrington was carved from Warren and made an independent town. The people here made their livings then most from farming. Later during the 1800ís, it began to be a popular vacation spot.

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Barrington attractions:

East Bay Tourism Council
PO Box 588
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-245-0750
Toll-free: 888-278-9948

Barrington Preservation Society Museum
281 County Road, Rte. 114
Barrington, RI
Phone: 401-246-0999

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