Municipalities of Central RI

Rhode Island’s Central Region is anchored by one of the state’s largest municipalities, Warwick, which is also home to the state’s only international airport. The region’s eastern half is defined by substantial suburban and commercial development served largely by public water and sewer. In addition to the airport, the city of Warwick envisions a plan for “City Centre Warwick” as a mixed use, multimodal center. Similarly, the town center of East Greenwich features dense, mixed use development patterns with opportunities for a transit hub. The region’s western half is some of the most rural geography in the state, with extensive open space and forest, but lacking public infrastructure.

Housing Needs of Central RI

The Central RI Region is comprised of 72% owner-occupied and 28% renter households. Fifty percent of the renters in the region are considered cost burdened, or pay more than 30 percent of their income toward housing costs. Sixty-four percent of the region’s households, or 46,135 households, cannot afford the region's median home price of $335,000.

Region's Housing and Range of Costs & Types

  • Total Households 71,737
  • Median Single Family Home Price $335,000
    • % Owners 72%
  • Average 2-Bedroom Rent $1,981
    • % Renters 28%


  • Airport - 1 (T.F. Green Airport)
  • Train Line - 1 (MBTA at T.F. Green Airport)
  • Express Lines - 4
  • Local Bus - 11
  • Park-n-Rides - 3
  • FlexZones - 1


The Southeast RI Region has a total of 73,679 Total Private and Government Jobs. The Top Sectors are:

  • Health Care & Social Assistance: 13,276
  • Retail Trade: 11,724
  • Accommodation & Food Services: 8,259
  • Government: 6,865
  • Manufacturing: 4,855


  • Colleges - CCRI-Knight Campus, New England Institute of Technology
  • Public High Schools - Exeter-West Greenwich, Pilgrim, Toll Gate, Warwick Area Career & Technical Center, West Warwick
  • Public Charter High Schools - The Greene School (West Greenwich)
  • Private School - Bishop Hendricken High School (Warwick), Rocky Hill School (PK-12, East Greenwich)


  • Hospital - Kent Hospital
  • Urgent Care Centers - 9
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