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About Charlestown (Click for our profile page)

Located in: Washington County (see below)

Time Zone: Charlestown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT)

Telephone Area Code: (401)

Elevation: Near sea level<1>

Websites for Charlestown

Junior League:

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<2>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen the following reference point for Charlestown:

Lat:   41.383300°   (or 41°22'59" N)

Lon:   -71.642500°   (or -71°38'32" W)

USGS Topo Map:   Carolina<3>

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Charlestown

GNIS ID:   1217684

FIPS State / Place Code:   44 / 14320

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Charlestown)

About Washington County

The community of Wakefield is the County Seat for Washington County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Washington)


2019 Est:<4>     125,874   (0.87% decrease since 2010)  
2010     126,979   (2.78% increase since 2000)
2000:     123,546

Total Area:<5>   562 sq. miles [1,457.6 km²]   - of which 41.5% is water (233.5 sq. miles [604.8 km²])

Housing Units: <6>   62,206

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Washington

GNIS ID:   1219782

FIPS State / County Code:   44 / 009

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Charlestown)

About Rhode Island

From the US Census


2019 Est:     1,058,158   (0.53% increase since 2010)  
2010:     1,052,567   (0.41% increase since 2000)
2000:     1,048,319

Websites for State of Rhode Island

Official Website:



Fishing & Hunting:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Rhode Island

GNIS ID:   1219835

FIPS State:   44

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Charlestown)

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Charlestown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Charlestown, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.
<3>Name of the USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Charlestown.
<4>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.
<5>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Charlestown. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.
<6>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).


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