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Swansea is a town in Bristol County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.

The community was named after a town in Wales.

The latitude of Swansea is 41.748N. The longitude is -71.19W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 15,901.


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Median household income
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$52,524
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Swansea demographic reports
Swansea is on the Rhode Island border
King Philip's War started here in 1675
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 44. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.7 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Martin House Farm
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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3% of Swansea residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Swansea ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Swansea was $21,776, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Swansea residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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

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Median rent in Swansea, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $518.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,080.


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Libraries in Swansea include South Swansea Branch Library, Swansea Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Swansea include Swansea News

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

A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Swansea between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 7.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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