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Narragansett is a town in Washington County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.
The community name derives from an Algonquian term variously translated as "back and forth" or "people of the point."
The latitude of Narragansett is 41.45N. The longitude is -71.45W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 16,361.
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6% of Narragansett residents report German ancestry, and 25% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Narragansett ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Narragansett was $28,194, compared with $21,587 nationally.
42% of Narragansett residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Narragansett, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $663. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,269.
Libraries in Narragansett include Narragansett Public Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Narragansett workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Narragansett between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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