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Kingston is in Washington County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.

The community was named for King Charles II of England.

The latitude of Kingston is 41.480N. The longitude is -71.523W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 246 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,446.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$56,159
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kingston demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • South County Hot-Air Balloon Festival - July 20-22, 2007
  • Jazz and World Music Festival - Feb. 3, 2007
  • Chamber Music Festival - July 17-27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Kingston web sites and events links in the sections below.
Colleges and universities: University of Rhode Island
Record low: The state's lowest temperature on record was reported here on Jan. 11, 1942, at -23 degrees

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Kingston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 02881 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Kingston residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kingston ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kingston was $10,952, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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55% of Kingston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Kingston include Kingston Village Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Kingston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $573.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,289.


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The average commute time for Kingston workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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