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

The community name derives from an Algonquian term variously translated as "back and forth" or "people of the point."

The latitude of Narragansett is 41.45N. The longitude is -71.45W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 16,361.


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Median household income
Local
$50,363
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Narragansett demographic reports
Narragansett is on the Pettaquamscutt River and Narragansett Bay.
Once the site of the Narragansett Pier Casino, designed by Stanford White
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2000 movie, "Me, Myself & Irene"
Local festivals include:
  • Narragansett Art Festival - June 23-24, 2007
  • Autumn Harvest Faire - Sept. 29, 2007
  • Coastweeks - Sept. 15-Oct. 8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Narragansett web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Narragansett Town Beach
Historic sites and museums: South County Museum, Canonchet Farm, Point Judith Lighthouse
Colleges and universities: Ocean State Business Institute, University of Rhode Island
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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6% of Narragansett residents report German ancestry, and 25% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Narragansett ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Narragansett was $28,194, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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42% of Narragansett residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Narragansett, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $663.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,269.


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

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Narragansett between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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