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Encyclopedia > Charlestown, Rhode Island
Charlestown, Rhode Island
Coordinates: 41°23′7″N 71°40′5″W / 41.38528, -71.66806
Country United States
State Rhode Island
County Washington
Area
 - Total 59.3 sq mi (153.6 km²)
 - Land 36.8 sq mi (95.4 km²)
 - Water 22.5 sq mi (58.1 km²)
Elevation 59 ft (18 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 7,859
 - Density 213.3/sq mi (82.4/km²)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 02813
Area code(s) 401
FIPS code 44-14500GR2
GNIS feature ID 1220080GR3

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History

Charlestown is named after King Charles II, and was incorporated in 1738. The area was formerly part of the town of Westerly. It was in turn divided and the part north of the Pawcatuck River became the town of Richmond in 1747. Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland. ... Events February 4 - Court Jew Joseph Suss Oppenheimer is executed in Württenberg April 15 - Premiere in London of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel. ... Image:RI towns Westerly. ... Richmond is a town located in Washington County, Rhode Island. ... Year 1747 (MDCCXLVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 153.6 km² (59.3 mi²). 95.4 km² (36.8 mi²) of it is land and 58.1 km² (22.5 mi²) of it (37.86%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,859 people, 3,178 households, and 2,278 families residing in the town. The population density was 82.4/km² (213.3/mi²). There were 4,797 housing units at an average density of 50.3/km² (130.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.26% White, 0.38% African American, 1.26% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 3,178 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.88. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $51,491, and the median income for a family was $56,866. Males had a median income of $40,616 versus $29,474 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,642. About 3.0% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Parks & Recreation

Charlestown has a number of different recreational activities, such as basketball, soccer, little league baseball, and football. After sixth grade, school-sponsored sports are offered at the Chariho Regional District Middle and High School.


Ninigret Park, a former military airport, resides in Charlestown. It is a popular place for recreational sports games. There is also an observatory and wildlife refuge within the park.


Seafood Festival

The Charlestown, RI Chamber of Commerce holds an annual seafood and lobster festival in the first week of August. Local businesses set up booths and the community joins together for a great time.


Rocket Experiments

Since 1965 from Charlestown some sounding rockets were launched from 41°22′N, 71°40′W. The biggest campaign took place on May 30th, 1965 in order to watch a solar eclipse. Photo taken during the 1999 eclipse. ...

  • Rocket launches at Charlestown

PeaTurkeys

Brightly colored "peaturkeys" have been sighted for years following the loss of six domesticated peacocks from the Umbrella Factory. It is believed they intermingled with the local wild turkey population. Mainly found in the Arnolda / Fort Ninigret Park watersheds.


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Charlestown, Rhode Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (443 words)
Charlestown is a town located in Washington County, Rhode Island.
Charlestown is named after King Charles II, and was incorporated in 1738.
Since 1965 from Charlestown some sounding rockets were launched from 41°22′ N 71°40′ W.
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