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East Greenwich is a town in Kent County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.

The community was named after a town in County Kent, England.

The latitude of East Greenwich is 41.660N. The longitude is -71.456W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 200 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,948.


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Median household income
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$70,063
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our East Greenwich demographic reports
East Greenwich is on Narrangansett Bay.
Early shipbuilding center
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 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Varnum House Museum, New England Wireless & Steam Museum, Varnum Military Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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9% of East Greenwich residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the East Greenwich ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in East Greenwich was $38,593, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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57% of East Greenwich residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in East Greenwich, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $534.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,874.


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Libraries in East Greenwich include East Greenwich Free Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for East Greenwich workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in East Greenwich between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 7.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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