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Welcome to West Greenwich ...

The Town of West Greenwich is located in Kent County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for West Greenwich: W. Greenwich

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of West Greenwich has a population of 6,397 people<3> (see below for details).

West Greenwich is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

West Greenwich is within the (401) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Greenwich had an population of 6,397 people. This is an increase of 4.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of West Greenwich had a population of 6,135 people. This makes West Greenwich the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of West Greenwich represents 0.58% of the total population of Rhode Island (which has 1,052,567 people), making it the state's 35th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,135 people, the population of West Greenwich increased 20.65% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,085 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Greenwich.

Communities near West Greenwich ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West Greenwich.

  • Providence
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    • Providence lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of West Greenwich.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
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  • Warwick
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    • Warwick lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of West Greenwich.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
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  • Cranston
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    • Cranston lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of West Greenwich.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
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  • East Providence
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    • East Providence lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of West Greenwich.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
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  • North Providence
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    • North Providence lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of West Greenwich.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,507 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • South Kingstown
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    • South Kingstown lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of West Greenwich.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,454 people
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  • Johnston
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    • Johnston lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of West Greenwich.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,366 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • West Warwick
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    • West Warwick lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of West Greenwich.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,967 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • North Kingstown
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    • North Kingstown lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of West Greenwich.
    • 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
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    • Newport lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of West Greenwich.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,412 people
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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 West Greenwich. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Greenwich.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Greenwich ...

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

Adding West Greenwich to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of West Greenwich in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned West Greenwich was on a map titled Map of Rhode Island (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for West Greenwich.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Greenwich. 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 Kent, 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 West Greenwich.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Greenwich - 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Greenwich) 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 West Greenwich. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West GreenwichOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Greenwich. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6334, Longitude: -71.6162       In this case, the coordinates for West Greenwich have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).




 

 

 

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