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Welcome to Little Compton ...

The Town of Little Compton is located in Newport County<1>.

The location of Little Compton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Little Compton has a population of 3,481 people<3> (see below for details).

Little Compton is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Little Compton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Little Compton: (401)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Little Compton had an population of 3,481 people. This is a decrease of 0.32% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Little Compton had a population of 3,492 people. This makes Little Compton the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Little Compton represents 0.33% of the population of Rhode Island (which has 1,052,567 people), making it the state's 38th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,492 people, the population of Little Compton decreased 2.81% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,593 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Little Compton.

Communities near Little Compton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Little Compton.

  • New Bedford [Bristol County]
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    • New Bedford [Bristol County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Little Compton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,517 people
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  • Fall River [Bristol County]
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    • Fall River [Bristol County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Little Compton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,792 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Little Compton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Dartmouth [Bristol County]
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    • Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Little Compton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,926 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dartmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • South Kingstown [Washington County]
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      • South Kingstown [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,454 people
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    • North Kingstown [Washington County]
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      • North Kingstown [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,278 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Newport [Newport County]
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      • Newport [Newport County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,412 people
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    • Bristol [Bristol County]
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      • Bristol [Bristol County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Somerset [Bristol County]
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      • Somerset [Bristol County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somerset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Portsmouth [Newport County]
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      • Portsmouth [Newport County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portsmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Little Compton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Little Compton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Little Compton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Little Compton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Little Compton. See our Newspapers Page for Little Compton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Little Compton ...

Looking for more information about Little Compton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Little Compton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Little Compton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Rhode Island

About Newport County

About Rhode Island

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Little Compton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of the state's counties, including Newport, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Little Compton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Little Compton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Little Compton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Little Compton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Little ComptonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Compton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5168, Longitude: -71.1662       In this case, the coordinates for Little Compton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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