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Swansea is a town in Bristol County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.
The community was named after a town in Wales.
The latitude of Swansea is 41.748N. The longitude is -71.19W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 15,901.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Swansea demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bristol County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Providence area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 02769 ZIP code.
3% of Swansea residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Swansea ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Swansea was $21,776, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Swansea residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Swansea include Swansea Village Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Swansea, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $518. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,080.
Libraries in Swansea include South Swansea Branch Library, Swansea Free Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Swansea include Swansea News
The average commute time for Swansea workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Swansea between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 7.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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