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Time Zone: Washington County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Wakefield is the Seat for Washington County.

Washington County was founded in 1729.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Washington had a population of 126,925 people. This is an increase of 2.74% since the last Census (which gave a population of 123,546 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Washington represented 11.79% of the total population of Rhode Island, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 5 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2000123,546The Last Census

More information can be found on the Washington County Census Page for Washington County.


Below are some of the communities located in Washington County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Washington County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
South Kingstown   29,19527,9214.56% increase  
North Kingstown   26,65426,3261.25% increase  
Westerly   23,50022,9662.33% increase  
Narragansett   16,49216,3610.8% increase  
Charlestown   8,0817,8592.82% increase  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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