Westerly, Rhode Island Population 2021

17,553
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Westerly is a city located in Washington County Rhode Island. Westerly has a 2020 population of 17,553. Westerly is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -2.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,936 in 2010. Westerly reached it's highest population of in .

The average household income in Westerly is $86,546 with a poverty rate of 9.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $999 per month, and the median house value is $294,600. The median age in Westerly is 46.3 years, 45.9 years for males, and 46.7 years for females.

Westerly Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Westerlywas:

  • White: 91.91%
  • Asian: 2.70%
  • Other race: 2.05%
  • Black or African American: 1.75%
  • Two or more races: 1.46%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Westerly, Rhode Island is 17,553 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,553.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,936.

Westerly, Rhode Island Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,13391.91%
Asian4742.70%
Some Other Race3602.05%
Black or African American3071.75%
Two or More Races2571.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native220.13%
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Westerly Population by Race

Westerly Population Pyramid $2021

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Westerly Median Age

46.3


Total

45.9


Male

46.7


Female

Westerly Adults

There are 14,748 adults, (3,685 of whom are seniors) in Westerly.

Westerly Age Dependency

58.7

Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Westerly Sex Ratio

Female

9,322

53.11%

Male

8,231

46.89%

Westerly Population by Age

Westerly Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Westerly Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female36.2%63.8%
Non Family39.9%60.1%
All60.8%39.2%
Male62.5%37.5%
Married83%17%

60.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Westerly Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8022.2260.8
Married3,6742.9183
Non Family3,2021.2539.9
Female6192.8636.2
Male3072.7962.5

2.84

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

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Westerly Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4043.05%
9th to 12th Grade5794.38%
High School Graduate3,85529.14%
Some College2,80821.22%
Associates Degree1,1198.46%
Bachelors Degree2,65420.06%
Graduate Degree1,81213.70%
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Westerly Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Westerly Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,02311,2804,222
Hispanic465371142
Asian35522777
Other Race219159
Black165165
2+ Races14712925
Native American2222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 35.12%.

Westerly Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,145$53,435$41,895
Less Than 9th Grade$26,125$27,599$17,375
High School Graduate$42,402$50,477$34,328
Some College$35,812$47,894$32,257
Bachelors Degree$57,500$71,463$50,437
Graduate Degree$67,261$82,011$61,625

$46,145

Average Earnings

$53,435

Average Male

$41,895

Average Female

Westerly Earnings by Educational Attainment

Westerly Language by Age

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Westerly Language

90.92% of Westerly residents speak only English, while 9.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.23% of the population.

Westerly Language

Westerly Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,5549786.29%
Black30723576.55%
Other36021058.33%
Hispanic64720932.30%
Multiple25710340.08%
Asian4749419.83%

9.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.01%

Male Poverty Rate

7.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Westerly

The race most likely to be in poverty in Westerly is Black, with 76.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Westerly is White, with 6.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.72%.

Westerly Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.40%
High School13.10%
Some College8.17%
Bachelors or Greater3.22%

Westerly Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed33.46%
Female Unemployed21.89%
Male Employed5.99%
Female Employed3.71%

Westerly Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Westerly Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$66,909$86,546
Families$97,026$110,813
Married Families$106,791-
Non Families$32,382$49,147
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Income by Household Type

Westerly Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

47.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Westerly Married by Age and Sex

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Westerly Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Westerly Marital Status by Race

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Westerly Marital Status

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1,308

Number of Veterans

1,203

Male Veterans

105

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam589
First Gulf War190
Korea187
Second Gulf War168
World War II32

Westerly Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74412
75+372
55 to 64324
35 to 54132
18 to 3468

Westerly Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3009.53%
Hispanic337.10%
2+ Races84.28%

Westerly Veterans by Race

Westerly Veterans by Education

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8.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Westerly Veterans by Education

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67.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Westerly Employment by Age

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Westerly Employment by Race

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Westerly Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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53.19%

Born in Westerly

93.52%

Native Born

6.48%

Foreign Born

2.72%

Non Citizen

3.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.52% of Westerly residents were born in the United States, with 53.19% having been born in Rhode Island. 2.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Westerly Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,5530.00%
202017,5530.00%
201917,5531180.68%
201817,4351120.65%
201717,323-309-1.75%
201617,632-325-1.81%
201517,957-27-0.15%
201417,984760.42%
201317,9081961.11%
201217,712370.21%
201117,675-261-1.46%
201017,9360.00%

Westerly Population by Year