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The Cities and communities of Kent County, Rhode Island *



Anthony, Arkwright

Coventry, Coventry Center

East Greenwich, Escoheag

Greene

Harris, Hopkins Hollow

Nooseneck

Quidnick

Summit

Warwick

West Greenwich

West Warwick

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

If you have information about any of these unlinked communities or have a community not listed at all, please send it to us and we will add a page for that community. Some of these places above may only be neighborhoods or local area names and are not listed with the census at all or just included in a larger surrounding designated census area..

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Information & Facts about Kent County, Rhode Island

Government

Kent County Clerk
222 Quaker Lane
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: (401) 841-8350

East Greenwich is the county seat for Kent County though there is no actual county government.

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Population:

1820 - 10,228
1930 - 12,789
2000 -
167,090
2003 - 171,297

Population Density
2000 - 982 persons per square mile

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Location:

The county is a band stretching across the entire middle of the state, ending in Narragansett Bay. New London County and Windham County, Connecticut are on the western border, Providence County is to the north, to the east is Narragansett Bay and Bristol County. Washington County is to the south.

Map page for Warwick

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Other Facts & Figures:

Median household income:
2000 - $47,617
Per capita Income:
2000 - $23,833
2002 - $32,555

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Climate:

The area enjoys a seasonal climate with cold winters, warm summers and beautiful and colorful falls. Of course, after a long winter, spring is very welcome.

Here is a current weather page for the area

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History:

Kent County was formed in 1750 from Newport County.

A history page for Warwick

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Geography:

Total land area: 170 square miles
Total water area: 18 square miles
Total area: 188 square miles

The Pawtuxet and Flat rivers are the principal ones in the county though many small streams abound as well as a number of large ponds. The land is mostly flat and uneven.

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Genealogy:

US GenWeb Project page for Kent County

Kindred Trails page for Kent County

Political Graveyard for Kent County

Kent County cemeteries

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Libraries:

East Greenwich Free Library
82 Peirce St.
East Greenwich 02818
Phone: 401-884-9511
FAX: 401-884-3790

Warwick Public Library
600 Sandy Lane
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 739-5440

Coventry Public Library
1672 Flat River Rd.
Coventry, RI 02816
Phone: 401-822-9100

Louttit Memorial Library
274 Victory Highway
West Greenwich 02817
Phone: 401-397-3434

West Warwick Public Library
1043 Main Street
West Warwick 02893
Phone: 401-828-3750
FAX: 401-828-8493

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Schools:

Warwick Public Schools
34 Warwick Lake Avenue
Warwick, RI 02889
Phone: (401) 734-3000

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

New England Institute of Technology
Warwick, RI

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Economy:

Retail trade is the major factor in the area economy. Tourism is also important in the area.

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Organizations & Groups

Providence-Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau
One West Exchange St.
Providence, RI 02903
Toll-free: 800-233-1636
Phone: 401-274-1636
Fax: 401-351-2090

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

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Attractions & Other Information

Learn more about Kent County at this site

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

Goddard Memorial State Park
Ives Rd.
Warwick, Rhode Island
Phone: (401) 884-2010

Historical sites in and around Warwick.

Gaspee Days

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