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Overview of West Warwick, Rhode Island, United States

West Warwick is a town in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States. In 2000 the population was 29,581. West Warwick was developed in 1913, making it the youngest town in the state. Prior to 1913, the town, situated on the western bank of the Pawtuxet River, was the population and industrial center of the larger town of Warwick. The town split because local Democratic politicians wanted to consolidate their power and isolate their section of town from the Republican dominated farmland in the east. Since then, the town of West Warwick has fallen on hard times after the collapse of the state's textile industry, while Warwick has gone on to be the state's second largest city and commercial center.

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  • Language: English
  • Population: 29,581
  • Population Density: 3,728.7/mi²
  • Area: 8.1/mi²
  • Latitude: 41.70375
  • Longitude: -71.518579
  • Weather: See Forecast
  • Elevation: 151 ft
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History of West Warwick, Rhode Island

On February 20, 2003, The Station nightclub fire was caused by pyrotechnics used indoors during a Great White concert. 100 patrons died from the fire. The fire occurred in a 70 year old single story building. It had previously served as an Italian restaurant and during World War II it was a popular hangout for sailors.

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West Warwick's Demographics

As of 2000, there were 29,581 people, 12,498 households, and 7,698 families living in West Warwick. The population density was 1,440.3/km. The average income for a household was $39,505, and the medium income for a family was $47,674. About 9.2% of the families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line.

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West Warwick's Climate

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Education in West Warwick, Rhode Island

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Transportation around West Warwick, Rhode Island

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Tourism and Attractions of West Warwick

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Surrounding Communities

  • West Warwick
  • Anthony
  • Arkwright
  • Coventry
  • East Greenwich
  • East Natick
  • Harris
  • Hope
  • Jackson
  • Natick
  • Quidnick
  • Westcott

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Geography of West Warwick, Rhode Island

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West Warwick's Government

In West Warwick there are five town councillors, one for each of the town's wards. Each is elected for a two year term.

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West Warwick's Economy and Industry

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Sports in West Warwick, Rhode Island

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