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slides: The 25 Wealthiest Rhode Island Neighborhoods

Monday, September 09, 2013

 

Where are Rhode Island's richest neighborhoods? A look at median family incomes -- by census tract -- shed light on the inquiry.

When you think of enclaves of wealth in Rhode Island, spots that might come to mind might include exclusive beach side addresses, historic East Side properties, or Newport and its mansions.

You may be surprised that just two of the three made the list of the 25 wealthiest neighborhoods in the state, as broken down by median family income by census tract.

Looking at data available on the Providence Plan's website, the median family income for Rhode Islanders between 2006 and 2010 was $70,663, up from $52,781 at the previous census count in 2010.

The top 25 wealthiest areas include urban, suburban, and rural locales, all of which have median family incomes of over $100,000.

See the Top 25 Wealthiest Neighborhoods in Rhode Island BELOW.

GoLocal ranked the areas according to median family income but also looked at median household income.

According to the U.S. Census definition, a family "consists of two or more people (one of whom is the householder) related by birth, marriage, or adoption residing in the same housing unit."

Also reported by ProvPlan and GoLocalProv were data for median household incomes, which the Census explains as follows. "A household consists of all people who occupy a housing unit regardless of relationship. A household may consist of a person living alone or multiple unrelated individuals or families living together."

Some areas saw significant jumps in median family incomes from 2000, including parts of Westerly as well as Little Compton, with both went from medium incomes in the $60,000 range to over $100,000 in the ten year period.

Looking at the Lists

An aerial photo of Little Compton. Photo: Residential Properties

Recently, GoLocal looked at the 25 Smartest Neighborhoods in the state. While a number of those neighborhoods were represented in the high income list, some of the areas with the highest concentration of master's degrees, including parts of Middletown, Jamestown, and Newport, did not top the wealth ranks by median family income.

And the hottest real estate markets currently in the state contained a number of neighborhoods with the highest median family incomes.

So just where are Rhode Island's pockets of wealth located -- and how to they stack up against each other? Take a peek at what you thought you may have already known. You might be surprised by the results.

Census tracts ranked on the list are highlighted in the squares in YELLOW 

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# 25 Barrington

Census Tract 303

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010:  $101,250

2000: $82,511

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $98,155

2000: $74,806

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#24 Cumberland

Census Tract 114.01

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010:  $103,352

2000:  $71,975

Median Household Income 2006 - 2010:  $90,089

2000:  $61,567

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#23 North Kingstown

Census Tract: 504.02

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010:  $105,893

2000:  $72,697

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $83,889

2000:  $62,381

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#22 Coventry

Census Tract 207.03

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010:  $106,568

2000: $75,847

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $83,100

2000: $65,208

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#21 Westerly

Census Tract: 510

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010:  $106,607

2000: $63,304

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $80,655

2000: $50,703

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#20 LIttle Compton

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010:  $106,488

2000: $62,750

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010:  $94,866

2000:  $55,368

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#18 Warwick (tie)

Census Tract: 216

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010:  $107,885

2000:  $85,338

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $93,125

2000: $80,444

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#18 South Kingstown (tie)

Census Tract: 513.02

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010: $107,885

2000: $74,684

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $76,227

2000:  $56,818

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#17 Barrington

Census Tract 301

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010:  $108,667

2000:  $80,580

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $81,375

2000: $65, 037

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#16 Cumberland

Census Tract 114.02

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010: $109,583

2000: $87,509

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $100,676

2000: $77,759

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#15 Exeter

Census Tract 505

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010: $111,121

2000:  $74, 157

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $98,438

2000: $64,252

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#14 Providence

Census Tract 36.01

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010: $112,938

2000:$102,480

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $42,069

2000: $26,520

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#13 Cranston

Census Tract 145.01

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010: $114,412

2000: $79,734

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $102,284

2000: $81,326

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#12 North Kingstown

Census Tract 503.02

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010: $117,250

2000: $76,897

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $78,355

2000: $56,678

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#11 Lincoln

Census Tract 116

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010: $117,841

2000: $86,339

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $89,653

2000: $72,308

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#10 Warwick

Census Tract 222.01

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010: $122,599 

2000: $80,034

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $78,594

2000:  $64,663

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#9 Providence

Census Tract 35

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010: $123,958

2000: $81,693

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010:  $58,314

2000: $37,269

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#8 East Greenwich

Census Tract 209.3

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010:  $124,226

2000: $111,194

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $119,677

2000:  $102,308

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#7 South Kingstown

Census Tract 513.06

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010: $124,609

2000: $78,939

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $88,356

2000: N/A

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#6 Portsmouth

Census Tract 401.02

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010: $125,181

2000: $82,581

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $92,285

2000: $70,000

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#5 North Kingstown

Census Tract 504.01

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010: $132,578 

2000: $80,762

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $109,244

2000: $77,849

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#4 East Greenwich

Census Tract 209.04

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010: $134,391

2000: $99,363

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $118,712

2000: $85,770

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#3 Providence

Census Tract 36.02

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010: $141,806 

2000: $142,775

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $60,938

2000: $26,397

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#2 Providence

Census Tract 34

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010:  $170,938

2000: $133,299

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $117,212

2000: $104,381

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#1 Barrington

Census Tract 304

Median Family Income, 2006 - 2010: $206,719

2000: $121,632

Median Household Income, 2006 - 2010: $162,917

2000: $110,632

 
 

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Comments:

pearl fanch

You people never have a single thing newsworthy to write about.
Pretty sad.

bill bentley

I'd like to see the overlay of this map with the highest income neighborhood math. This new "segregationist" philosophy could have legs. "Its not about race, its a class thing."




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