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Warwick
Kent County, Rhode Island

ZipCodes
02886, 02888, 02889




Page Contents for Warwick, Rhode Island

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Economy

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Rhode Island state capital is Providence.
The population of Warwick is approximately 87,683 2004, 82672 2010.
The approximate number of families is 35,141 1990, 35234 2010.
The amount of land area in Warwick is 91.954 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Warwick is 35.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 36.592 sq kilometers.
The distance from Warwick to Washington DC is 362 miles.
The distance to the Rhode Island state capital is 7 miles. (as the crow flies)
Warwick is positioned 41.70 degrees north of the equator and 71.42 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Warwick elevation is 64 feet above sea level.
Warwick median income is $ 46,483 2000.
The Warwick median home price is $ 111,700 2000.

Location

in central Rhode Island. It is bordered by Cranston to the north, East Greenwich to the south West Warwick to the west and Narragansett Bay to the east. It is about five miles south of Providence. Boston is just 55 miles north while New York City is about 175 miles southwest.

Other nearby communities include Cranston, East Providence, Barrington, West Warwick and Providence

Here is a map page for Warwick and the area.
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Weather


seasonal with average temperatures in the summer around 73 degrees and around 30 degrees in the winter. Precipitation tends to fall fairly evenly all year with slightly less during the summer months. Snow generally falls between November and March.
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History & History Related Items

Warwick is awash in history. Soon after its founding in 1642 by Samuel Gorton, King Philip's War 1675-76 caused much destruction. While the tribe eventually lost and Massachusetts retained ownership of the lands, it decimated the area. At the time of the Revolutionary War, the first shot fired against the schooner, Gaspee, happened here. One of the war heroes, Nathaniel Greene, was from Warwick. In the Civil War, General George SEars Greene was also from Warwick.

Here is a heritage page for Warwick. Here is a historical photo gallery for Warwick. Try another history page for the area. This history page gives a short summary.
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Attractions

Warwick Tourism Information

Try this page for great information about visiting Warwick and the area.

Warwick is sometimes referred to as Rhode Island's Retail Capital due to its many shops, stores and restaurants. Warwick is made up of over 30 villages each unique and historic. Historic walking tours are available in many places throughout the area. It also has over 39 miles of shoreline to enjoy.

Gaspee Days

Lighthouses in the area.

Warwick Museum of Art
3259 Post Rd.
Phone: 401 737-0010

Historical Sites in and around Warwick.
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Economy & Industry


diverse and business-friendly. It is only minutes from Providence, the state capital, and the T.F. Green regional airport is highly rated and right in town.
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Warwick City Government

City of Warwick
3275 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-738-2000

Warwick Chamber

Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce
3288 Post Road
Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
Phone: 401 732-1100
FAX: 401 732-1107

Warwick Organizations

Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce
3288 Post Road
Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
Phone: 401 732-1100
FAX: 401 732-1107

Warwick Libraries

Warwick Public Library
600 Sandy Lane
Warwick, RI 02889
Phone: 401-739-5440

Warwick Schools

Warwick Public Schools



HIGHER EDUCATION


Community College of Rhode Island
400 East Avenue
Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
Phone: 401 825-1000


New England Institute of Technology Warwick

Miscellany

The population of Warwick was:
1990 - 85,427
2000- 85,808
2004 - 87,683

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