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West Warwick is a town in Kent County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.

The latitude of West Warwick is 41.706N. The longitude is -71.523W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 151 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 29,581.


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Median household income
Local
$39,505
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Warwick demographic reports
West Warwick is on the Pawtuxet River
Developed around textile mills. The "Fruit of the Loom" trademark originated here
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 77. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.6 per 1,000 people.
West Warwick received national attention for 2003 nightclub fire which killed 100 people. The fire was touched off by a pyrotechnics display used by the Great White, a band playing at the club.
Nearby parks & recreation: Riverpoint Park
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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Ancestry & family history

4% of West Warwick residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Warwick ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Warwick was $20,250, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of West Warwick residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in West Warwick, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $485.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,161.


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Libraries in West Warwick include West Warwick Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in West Warwick include Kent County Daily Times

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The average commute time for West Warwick workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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

This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in West Warwick include Extended Stay America Providence, Springhill Suites.

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