West Warwick is a small town with a big population, ranking 10th out of 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island. It has just under 8 square miles of land, which is mainly a valley carved out by the Pawtuxet river. Many mills developed along the river in the past and still exist today.
Most notably, there is the Original Bradford Soap Works, where soap is manufactured, including Dove, Lever, Zest and Ponds.
The West Warwick Industrial Park off of Route 2, Bald Hill Rd, a busy shopping area, houses a variety of businesses. The addition of an exit off of Route 95 in recent years exits commuters directly into the heart of the business area, making this location attractive to future business development.
The West Warwick school system is comprehensive including four elementary schools, middle school and high school.
For recreation there is Riverpoint park, which includes a riverwalk along the Pawtuxet river and an adjacent bike path.
West Warwick contains:
Of the 13,186 housing units 688 were vacant. 71 of the vacant units were for seasonal of recreational use.
Of these, 7,700 were family households with an average family size of 2.97 persons.
Total Population of two or More Races: 556
Source: RI Economic Development Corporation