Glocester, Rhode IslandGlocester, Rhode Island
Glocester, Rhode Island Location within the state of Rhode Island Coordinates: 41°53′27″N 71°41′26″W / 41.89083, -71.69056CountryUnited StatesStateRhode IslandCountyProvidenceArea - Total 56.8 sq mi (147.2 km²) - Land 54.8 sq mi (142.0 km²) - Water 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km²) Elevation456 ft(139 m) Population (2000) - Total 9,948 - Density181.5/sq mi (70.1/km²) Time zoneEastern (EST)(UTC-5) - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4) ZIP codes02814, 02829, 02859 Area code(s)401FIPS code44-30340GNISfeature ID 1220070
Glocester is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 9,948 at the 2000 census. The villages of Chepachet and Harmony are in Glocester. Glocester was named for Henry Stuart, Duke of Gloucester and was where the Dorr Rebellion began. During the American Revolution in 1776, Loyalists from Newport were exiled in Glocester to Stephen Keach's farm, including Thomas Vernon. Putnam Pike (U.S. Route 44) runs through the center of Glocester into Connecticut.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Prominent residents
- 4 National Historic Sites in Glocester
- 5 References
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 56.8 square miles (147.2 km²), of which, 54.8 square miles (142.0 km²) of it is land and 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²) of it (3.55%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,948 people, 3,559 households, and 2,818 families residing in the town. The population density was 181.5 people per square mile (70.1/km²). There were 3,786 housing units at an average density of 69.1/sq mi (26.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.48% White, 0.34% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.
There were 3,559 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 15.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $57,537, and the median income for a family was $62,679. Males had a median income of $39,112 versus $29,071 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,914. About 3.4% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.
National Historic Sites in GlocesterHarmony Chapel Cemetery on Route 44 at the turn of the century
- Chepachet Village Historic District
- Cherry Valley Archeological Site, RI-279
- Glocester Town Pound
- Harmony Chapel and Cemetery
- Manton-Hunt-Farnum Farm
- ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
- ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
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