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Charlestown is a town in Washington County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.

The community was named after King Charles II

The latitude of Charlestown is 41.383N. The longitude is -71.642W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 59 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,859.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$51,491
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Charlestown demographic reports
Charlestown is on Block Island Sound
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Seafood Festival - Aug. 3-5, 2007
  • Rhythm & Roots Festival - Aug. 31- Sept. 2, 2007
  • Narragansett Indian Tribe Pow Wow - Aug. 11-12, 2007
  • Ocean State Reggae Festival - July 21-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Charlestown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Burlingame State Park, Ninigret Park and Wildlife Refuge, East Beach
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Charlestown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Providence area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 02812 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Charlestown residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Charlestown ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Charlestown was $25,642, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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29% of Charlestown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Charlestown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $616.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,143.


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Libraries in Charlestown include Cross' Mills Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Charlestown workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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