West Warwick, RI
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West Warwick is a medium-sized town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 28,962 people and six constituent neighborhoods, West Warwick is the 11th largest community in Rhode Island.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Warwick is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Warwick is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Warwick who work in office and administrative support (13.83%), sales jobs (10.53%), and food service (9.10%).

Also of interest is that West Warwick has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The population of West Warwick overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in West Warwick, 23.28% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in West Warwick in 2018 was $32,176, which is low income relative to Rhode Island, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,704 for a family of four. However, West Warwick contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

West Warwick is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call West Warwick home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Warwick residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in West Warwick include Irish, Italian, French, English, and Portuguese.

The most common language spoken in West Warwick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.