West Greenwich, Rhode IslandWest Greenwich
is a town located in Kent County, Rhode Island
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 5,085.
Geography\nAccording to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 132.9 km²
). 131.1 km² (50.6 mi²) of it is land and 1.8 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.34% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 5,085 people, 1,749 households, and 1,451 families residing in the town. The population density
is 38.8/km² (100.4/mi²). There are 1,809 housing units at an average density of 13.8/km² (35.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.70% White, 0.28% African American
, 0.24% Native American
, 0.57% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 0.69% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 1,749 households out of which 42.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.3% are married couples living together, 7.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 17.0% are non-families. 13.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.90 and the average family size is 3.18.
In the town the population is spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $65,725, and the median income for a family is $71,332. Males have a median income of $44,306 versus $32,933 for females. The per capita income for the town is $25,750. 4.2% of the population and 2.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 2.7% are under the age of 18 and 15.9% are 65 or older.