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The population of Westerly is approximately 16,477 (1990), 17936 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 7,019 (1990), 7696 (2010).

The amount of land area in Westerly is 37.619 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Westerly is 33 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.343 sq kilometers.
The distance from Westerly to Washington DC is 332 miles. The distance to the Rhode Island state capital is 37 miles. (as the crow flies)
Westerly is positioned 41.37 degrees north of the equator and 71.81 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Westerly location: in the general Providence/Fall River area

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Westerly is seasonal with cold winters and warm summers. Humidity remains mostly high and constant throughout the year.
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Westerly history:

Known by the local Indians as Misquamicut, a word meaning a place for taking salmon. Westerly has a long history having been the first town incorporated in the Province on 13 May 1669, also the fifth town in the entire colony. The name was changed from Westerly to Haversham on 23 June 1686 but changed back again to Westerly a few years later in 1689. Several other towns were carved out of Westerly including Charlestown, Hopkinton and Richmond.

Westerly was particularly known for its granite that was used for many buildings and monuments in the area and across the country. It has also been widely used as a vacation and tourist area. With its location near the sea, water sports and activities are abundant but there are also many other beautiful vistas throughout the area.
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Westerly attractions:

Westerly has seven miles of beach that attract many visitors particularly during the summer months when the population can almost double.

Learn about the Whale Trail

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