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Welcome to South Kingstown ...

The South Kingstown is located in Washington County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the South Kingstown has a population of 30,348 people<2> (see below for details).

South Kingstown is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

South Kingstown is within the boundaries of the (401) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, South Kingstown had an population of 30,348 people. This is a decrease of 0.95% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.69% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the South Kingstown had a population of 30,639 people (which is 24.13% of the total population of Washington County). This makes South Kingstown the county's most populous community.

The population of South Kingstown represents 2.91% of the total population of Rhode Island (which has 1,052,567 people), making it the state's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 30,639 people, the population of South Kingstown increased 9.73% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 27,921 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for South Kingstown.

Communities near South Kingstown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near South Kingstown.

  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of South Kingstown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 81,004 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Coventry [Kent County]
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    • Coventry [Kent County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of South Kingstown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,819 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • West Warwick [Kent County]
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    • West Warwick [Kent County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of South Kingstown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 28,962 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • North Kingstown [Washington County]
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    • North Kingstown [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of South Kingstown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,323 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newport [Newport County]
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      • Newport [Newport County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of South Kingstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,334 people
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    • Westerly [Washington County]
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      • Westerly [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of South Kingstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,381 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westerly have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Portsmouth [Newport County]
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      • Portsmouth [Newport County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of South Kingstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,226 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portsmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Middletown [Newport County]
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      • Middletown [Newport County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of South Kingstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,888 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East Greenwich [Kent County]
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      • East Greenwich [Kent County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the north of South Kingstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Greenwich have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hopkinton [Washington County]
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      • Hopkinton [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of South Kingstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,060 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopkinton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> 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 South Kingstown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for South Kingstown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of South Kingstown. 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 South Kingstown.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Kingstown ...

Looking for more information about South Kingstown? 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 South Kingstown, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for South Kingstown.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Kingstown. 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 Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for South Kingstown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South Kingstown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- South Kingstown) 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 South Kingstown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South KingstownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Kingstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4467, Longitude: -71.5241    
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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