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A+ Warwick Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Warwick Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% lower than Rhode Island
11414% more expensive than the US average
Rhode Island
11717% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Warwick cost of living
A Warwick Crime Total crime is 9% lower than Rhode Island
Total crime
1,81334% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5634% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Warwick crime
C Warwick Employment Household income is 14% higher than Rhode Island
Median household income
$66,60220% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$35,75120% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%2% higher than the US average
Warwick employment
B- Warwick Housing Home value is 18% lower than Rhode Island
Median home value
$195,7006% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,09115% higher than the US average
Home ownership
71%11% higher than the US average
Warwick real estate or Warwick rentals
F Warwick Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than Rhode Island
High school grad. rates
86%4% higher than the US average
School test scores
30%39% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:13% higher than the US average
Warwick K-12 schools or Warwick colleges

Living in Warwick, RI

Warwick is a mid-sized city located in the state of Rhode Island. The city has a population of 81,881 inhabitants. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (92% White). Given that fact, Warwick could be considered less diverse than other cities. 76% of the people in Warwick (over the age of 15) are married and 64% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Warwick, Rhode Island. The best areas in Warwick and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from weather, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Rhode Island and national averages.

Warwick, RI receives 72 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #5 in Rhode Island and #8,750 in the USA. If we explore each of the categories on their own, we see that Warwick ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A) and housing (B-). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Warwick. The following was graded with a concerning score: cost of living (F) and education (F).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Warwick, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: Oakland Beach, Goddard State Park, and Buttonwoods City Park.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 119 crimes per 100,000 residents, Warwick has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Warwick can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Warwick is actually affordable. The median home price for Warwick homes is $195,700, which is 17.8% lower than the Rhode Island average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Warwick, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 29.3% lower than the Rhode Island average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Warwick were 7.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.5%.

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Compare Warwick, RI Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Warwick, RI

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Wayland, Providence749.23,028
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Hope, Providence7110.53,060
Elmhurst, Providence699.910,503
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mount Hope, Providence68106,083
Reservoir, Providence666.52,944
Mount Pleasant, Providence669.59,950
Blackstone, Providence6610.16,336

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Hingham, MA7845.85,777
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Mansfield Center, MA7724.57,763
Wyoming, RI7718.8196
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Norwood, MA7735.529,018
Kingston, MA7741.36,276
Sturbridge, MA7642.62,506
Long Hill, CT7640.64,462

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The Good and the Bad of Warwick, RI

Warwick, RI is a quaint city with a small town look and feel. When I visited it was due to a scheduling mix up and I flew into T.F. Green Airport. I had some time to kill so I decided to wander around what appeared to be a very pleasant very quaint town.

Being somewhat of a history buff I visited Warwick's historic sites. The most unusual site is a place called Drum Rock. This rock was used to signal other tribes by producing a deep resonating sound or so the story goes. It is a quaint stop and definitely worth a look if you are short on time.

During my short stop in Warwick, I also visited the Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum while I was there. This quaint little museum features Victorian exhibits. I was there during their 100 years of romance display. I hear that they change the exhibit to fit the season and would like to see more of them.

The only negative to the experience in Warwick was the food found there. I am not sure if it was the season or just a general lack of good chefs. It seems that everywhere I ate was not only over priced but had bad food. I'm not saying that all Warwick restaurants aren't up to par, as I'm sure there are some that get the job done.
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Source: The Warwick, RI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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