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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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North Kingstown is a suburb of Providence with a population of 26,178. North Kingstown is in Washington County and is one of the best places to live in Rhode Island. Living in North Kingstown offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In North Kingstown there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in North Kingstown and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in North Kingstown are highly rated.
About North Kingstown...
Population
26,178

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$335,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,007
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    19.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    122.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    701.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in North Kingstown

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$87,311
National
$55,322
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North Kingstown Reviews

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It's a nice calm place with a good variation of people in it. NK is in a very good spot in our little state of Rhode Island, it's not to far from the city, and it's very close to the water. It is a beautiful place to be with lots of relaxing parks, big commercial job opportunities, and pretty beaches. Our town is also a great place to live, with many children around to grow up with and become acquainted with. I mostly love North Kingstown because of the vast variety of things there are to do around and within the town. We also have a great high school that offers us many custom-tailored paths to take throughout our four years there.
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Lived here 12 years. Very clean, quiet, no crime and easy access to rt 4 to head to Warwick/Providence or to Narragansett/Jamestown/Newport. People mind their own business and the town has easy access to everyday needs like supermarkets, drug stores, walmart, home depot among other stores. The town has a nice little beach plus an old school downtown area in Wickford with a few shops and restaurants near the water. The school system is very good and property taxes are among the lowest in the state. All in all, it's a great place to live and raise a family if you like peace and quiet, clean neighborhoods, low taxes and a very good public school system.
North Kingstown is by far one of the best communities in the state of Rhode Island. It has excellent schools that outperform neighboring districts year after year. This town is conveniently located in almost the center of Rhode Island, thus almost every other point of the state from North Kingstown is 45 minutes or less. Providence is a solid 35 minutes without traffic and the beaches in Narragansett are 10 minutes away.