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Coventry
Kent County, Rhode Island

ZipCodes
02816




Page Contents for Coventry, Rhode Island

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

Government

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Rhode Island state capital is Providence.
The population of Coventry is approximately 34,672 (2006).
The approximate number of families is 13,059 (2000).
The amount of land area in Coventry is 154.2 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Coventry is 59.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 7.3 sq kilometers.
The distance from Coventry to Washington DC is 354 miles.
The distance to the Rhode Island state capital is 13 miles. (as the crow flies)
Coventry is positioned 41.69 degrees north of the equator and 71.60 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Coventry elevation is 414 feet above sea level.
Coventry per capita income is $ 22,091 (2000).
Coventry median income is $ 62,400 (2005).
The Coventry median home price is $ 263,200 (2005).

Location

in central Rhode Island about 56 miles from Boston. Other nearby communities include West Warwick, West Greenwich, Scituate, East Greenwich, Exeter, Cranston and Foster.
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History & History Related Items

In 2006, Coventry was the largest town in the state. Coventry was named for Coventry, Warwickshire, England. It began when Samuel Gorton and others bought a large area of land in 1642. This land would later become what is now Coventry, West Warwick and most of Warwick. In 1647, the men who made the initial purchase, along with other new settlers, created Warwick. The land was later divided into two major sections. The wilderness area of the sections would become the Town of Coventry. Due to the difficulty of traveling to Warwick for all business, a petition was made to separate from Warwick. The petition was granted in August of 1741 and a new boundary was made that still stands today. Many of the small communities and villages in Coventry were built around the mills. Some of these are Quidnick Village, Anthony Village, Arkwright Village, Harris Village, Washington Village, Coventry Center Village, Summit Village and Greene Village.

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Coventry City Government

The Town of Coventry
1670 Flat River Rd
Coventry, RI
Phone: 401-821-6400 Coventry

Miscellany

The population of Coventry was:
2000 - 33,668
2006 - 34,672
Median age:
2000 - 38.0 years

Median Household income:
2000 - $ 51,987
2005 - $ 62,400

Median house value:
2000 - $ 127,500
2005 - $ 263,200

Coventry is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time during a portion of the year.


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