Profile of Tiverton, RI*
- Population: The population count for The Town of Tiverton as of April 1, 2000, was 15,260. This represented a 6.62% increase (948 persons) from the 1990 population of 14,312.
- Rank: In 2000 Tiverton ranks 25th in population among Rhode Island's 39 cities and towns
- Median Age: In 2000 the median age of the population in Tiverton was 40.8.
- Age Distribution: In 2000, 77.9% or 11,893 persons residing in Tiverton were 18 years of age or older. 11,454 were 21 and over, 2,943 were 62 and over, and 2,522 were 65 and over.
- Population Density: The 2000 population density of Tiverton is 520 persons per square mile of land area. Tiverton contains 29.36 square miles of land area (76,032,650 Sq. meters) (18,788.22 acres) and 6.96 square miles of water area (18,031,718 square meters) (4,454.38 acres).
- Housing Units: The total number of housing units in the The Town of Tiverton as of April 1, 2000, was 6,474. This represented an increase of 799 units from the 5,675 housing units in 1990. Of the 6,474 housing units 397 were vacant. 191 of the vacant units were for seasonal of recreational use.
- Households: In 2000, there are 6,077 households in Tiverton with an average size of 2.51 persons. Of these, 4,408 were family households with an average family size of 2.95 persons.
> Total Population of One Race: 15,140
> Black of African American: 65
> American Indian and Alaska Native: 26
> Asian: 59
> Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 5
> Some Other Race: 33
>Total Population of two or More Races: 120
>Hispanic or Latino: In 2000, 104 persons of Hispanic origin resided in Tiverton. This represented 0.7% of the population. A decrease of 57 or 35.4% from the 1980 Hispanic population of 161.
Points of Interest
- CHASE-CORY HOUSE. (1730) 3908 Main Rd. at Tiverton Four Corners. Historic District. This gambrel-roofed
building is now owned by the Tiverton Historical Society. Special exhibits throughout the season. OPEN: May-Sep,
Sun, 2:00-4:30 p.m., and by appt. 624-4013, 624-8881.
- FORT BARTON. Highland Road. Original redoubt built during the American Revolution. It was the troop
staging area for the invasion of Aquidneck Island and Newport and the eventual Battle of Rhode Island.
Observation tower and 3 miles of trail walks. OPEN: Year-round, sunrise to sunset.
- RUECKER WILDLIFE REFUGE. Seapowet Avenue. Audubon Society of Rhode Island sanctuary. 48 acres,
with 1.5-mile trails winding through woodland, meadow, salt marsh, and open water. Feeding herons, egrets, and
osprey. Variety of plant life. Gift of Miss Emilie Ruecker. OPEN: Daily, dawn to dark. 949-5454.
*This is public information supplied by the State of Rhode Island