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Little Compton is a town in Newport County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.

The latitude of Little Compton is 41.51N. The longitude is -71.171W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 82 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,593.


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Median household income
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$55,368
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Little Compton demographic reports
Little Compton is on the Atlantic.
The Rhode Island Red, a chicken known for its brown-shelled eggs, was developed here.
A local monument pays tribute to the Rhode Island Red.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.1 per 1,000 people.
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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4% of Little Compton residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Little Compton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Little Compton was $32,513, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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45% of Little Compton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Little Compton include Little Compton Common Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Little Compton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $623.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,233.


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The average commute time for Little Compton workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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