Everything You Need to Know About the City of Westerly Rhode Island

In 2017, Westerly, RI had a population of 17.3k people with a median age of 46 and a median household income of $60,192 dollars. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Westerly, RI declined from 17,632 to 17,323, a -1.75 percent decrease, and its median household income grew from $57,275 dollars to $60,192 dollars, a 5.09 percent increase.

The population of Westerly, RI is 90.8 percent White Alone, 3.37 percent Asian Alone, and 2.98 percent Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Westerly, RI speak a non-English language, and 96.7 percent are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Westerly, Rhode Island is $279,200 dollars, and the homeownership rate is 59.4 percent. Most people in Westerly, RI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Westerly, RI is 2 cars per household.


Health in Westerly

94.6 percent of the population of Westerly, RI has health coverage, with 51.3 percent on employee plans, 10.9 percent on Medicaid, 15.8 percent on Medicare, 14.9 percent on non-group plans, and 1.68 percent on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Westerly, RI was $9,551 dollars in 2014. This is a 4.27 percent increase from the previous year ($9,160 dollars).

Primary care physicians in Westerly, RI see 1081 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.746 percent increase from the previous year (1073 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1804 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 351 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Providence County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (9.7 percent). Additionally, Kent County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.2 percent).


Economy in Westerly

The economy of Westerly, RI employs 8.93k people and Westerly has an unemployment rate of 3.6 percent. Westerly has seen the job market increase by 1.4 percent over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 30.2 percent, which is lower than the US average of 33.5 percent. The largest industries in Westerly, RI are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,470 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,083 people), and Manufacturing (1,133 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($200,341 dollars), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($96,538 dollars), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($93,058 dollars).

Households in Westerly, RI have a median annual income of $60,192 dollars, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 dollars across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,275 dollars in 2016, which represents a 5.09 percent annual growth.


Tax Rates for Westerly

– The Sales Tax Rate for Westerly is 7.0 percent.

– The Income Tax Rate for Westerly is 3.8 percent.

– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing the Cost of Living.


Income and Salaries for Westerly

– The average earnings of a Westerly resident are $35,420 dollars a year.

– The Median household earnings of a Westerly resident is $62,381 dollars a year.