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
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