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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Westerlywas:
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Westerly
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.