At a Glance

 

 Established: in 1641; Incorporated in 1674

Area: Total 53.3 square miles, land, 43.5; inland water, 14.8 sq. miles

Resident Population: Est. 26,734 as of 2007 (95.7% white, 1.8% Hispanic)              

Total Number of Households: 10, 154

 Government: A Town Manager is appointed and a five member Town council is

       elected for two year terms.

 The Council meets on the second and fourth Monday of every month at 7:00pm.

 2007 Tax Rate: $13.30 on real estate and personal property; $22.04 on motor vehicles;

 100% evaluation as of 12/31/2006

  Median Family Income: $60,027. (per 2000 census)

  Median Home Value: $330,000                                                           

  Local Newspapers: The Standard Times (weekly) 294-4576, North East Independent   

  (weekly) 294-8700, Providence Journal-Bulletin (daily) 1- 800-972-2299

  Transportation:

  Rail Service: Amtrak Info.  800-872-7245

  Bus Service: RIPTA, 800-221-3797

  Air Service: T.F. Green Airport, 294-4504, Quonset State Airport, 294-4504           

  Avg. Climate Jan. 29.9 degrees; Jul. 70.5 degrees

  Avg. Annual Precipitation: 42 inches

  Voter Registration: Document ID with current address at Town Hall,

        80 Boston Neck Rd.

  Drivers License: RI Dept. of Motor Vehicles, 4808 Tower Hill Rd., Wakefield, Open

  Wed.  & Thurs. 8:30 am - 3:30pm; 789-8330

  Transfer Station: Stickers cost $1.40 per bag (5 sticker minimum) at Town Hall or 

  Transfer Station (2050 Davisville Road).    For information, call 295-4766. Curbside  

  recycling program for information 268-1500, ext 641.

  Public Safety: Full time police and fire dept. State Police located in town.

  Senior Services: Offers all local services needed by senior citizens age 55 and

       over at Beechwood Senior Ctr, Beach St

  Library: North Kingstown Free Library, 294-3306, 100 Boone St. Member of  

       Cooperating Libraries Automated Network.

  Davisville Free Library, 884-5524, 481 Davisville Rd., 

  The Willett Free Library, 294-2081,  45 Ferry Rd., Saunderstown.

  Recreation: Year round recreational program activities for children

      and adults available through Town Hall.

  Municipal Golf Course: located on the former Navy base this 18 hole

      course is one of  the best in RI; for information call 294-4051.

  Marinas: The Town of North Kingstown operates a marina at Allen Harbor. 

      There are several private marinas available in Wickford harbor.

  Beaches: Beach passes available at Town Hall for residents to use the Town Beach.

  There are also several wonderful beaches at Quonset.

  Schools:  Approximately 4,000 students attend one high school,

       2 middle schools, 6 elementary schools.

  Health and Special Services:

    - three ambulatory care facilities provide walk-in and emergency care:

      Bayside Family Healthcare, Inc. Callahan Road - 295-9706

      South County Hospital Medical & Wellness Center, 3461 South County Tr.- 471-6777

      Wickford Junction Medical Walk In, Ten Rod Rd., 294-8200

-nearby hospitals: Kent County in Warwick - 737-7000

     South County Hospital in Wakefield - 782- 8000