Westerly, Rhode Island Population 2022

18,521
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Westerly is a city located in Washington County Rhode Island. With a 2020 population of 18,521, it is the 9th largest city in Rhode Island and the 2467th largest city in the United States. Westerly is currently growing at a rate of 0.27% annually and its population has increased by 0.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,423 in 2020. Spanning over 17 miles, Westerly has a population density of 1,170 people per square mile.

The average household income in Westerly is $86,546 with a poverty rate of 7.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,063 per month, and the median house value is $307,700. 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: 91.34%
  • Asian: 2.54%
  • Other race: 2.44%
  • Black or African American: 2.01%
  • Two or more races: 1.60%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Westerly, Rhode Island is 18,521 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,423.

Westerly, Rhode Island Population 2022

Population by Race

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Westerly Population by Race

Westerly Population Pyramid 2022

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Westerly Median Age

48.8


Total

47.4


Male

50.5


Female

Westerly Adults

There are 15,311 adults, (4,028 of whom are seniors) in Westerly.

Westerly Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Westerly Sex Ratio

Female

9,117

51.10%

Male

8,725

48.90%

Westerly Population by Age

Westerly Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Westerly Household Types

66.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Westerly Households and Families

2.62

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

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Westerly Households by Type

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Westerly Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Westerly Educational Attainment by Race

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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 35.70%.

Westerly Educational Attainment by Race

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$50,476

Average Earnings

$54,837

Average Male

$42,920

Average Female

Westerly Earnings by Educational Attainment

Westerly Language by Age

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Westerly Language

92.72% of Westerly residents speak only English, while 7.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.57% of the population.

Westerly Language

Westerly Poverty by Race

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7.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.11%

Male Poverty Rate

5.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Westerly

The race most likely to be in poverty in Westerly is Black, with 78.21% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.39%.

Westerly Poverty

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Westerly Poverty Rate by Education

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Westerly Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Westerly Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Westerly Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Westerly Marital Status by Race

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Westerly Marital Status

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1,367

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Westerly Veterans by War

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Westerly Veterans by Age

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Westerly Veterans by Race

Westerly Veterans by Education

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3.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Westerly Veterans by Education

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68.8%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

5.5%

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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53.40%

Born in Westerly

93.29%

Native Born

6.71%

Foreign Born

2.60%

Non Citizen

4.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.29% of Westerly residents were born in the United States, with 53.40% having been born in Rhode Island. 2.60% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Westerly Population by Year