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South Kingstown is a town in Rhode Island with a population of 30,712. South Kingstown is in Washington County and is one of the best places to live in Rhode Island. Living in South Kingstown offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in South Kingstown and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in South Kingstown are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$344,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,121
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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South Kingstown Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    26
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    6
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    149
    500
  • Theft
    474
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    16
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    26%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in South Kingstown

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,407
National
$55,322
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South Kingstown Reviews

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South Kingstown is a very nice town in Rhode Island. I've lived here for most of my life and have always felt safe when I am in town. Generally, people are polite and helpful to one another (plus it's RI, most of them either know each other or are related) and although there are lots of problems that are also found in most towns (ex. the current popularity of vaping) SK is always trying to improve!
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I honestly love my town as a whole. South Kingstown is mostly a seaside community in Rhode Island that has a Florida or California feel in the summer. There are a bunch of small villages that offer different things. Peacedale and Wakefield are a the major downtown scene built in the early 1800s. Matununk is the most beauty coastal area where there are a lot of different seafood places including the Matununk Oyster Bar to top rated oyster bar in the nation. It also has great surfing spots and beautiful state and private beaches at inexpensive prices. In Kingston there is the University of Rhode Island and the currently ranked no13 Rhode Island Rams Mens Basketball Team. The town is only 45min from the capital in providence and 20min from historic Newport. Down the coast New York City is only three hours.
South Kingstown is a beautiful coastal town of Southern Rhode Island. SK is home to some of the best beaches on the East Coast, in my opinion. Although South Kingstown has many boroughs within, SK still has a small-town feel with a tight-knit community. I love living here as I can't imagine growing up anywhere else.