Barrington is a town in Bristol County, Rhode Island. It is part of the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River Metro Area, and has a total area of 15.4 square miles. 7 sqaure miles of the area is water, and the rest is land. The town was incorporated as an independent entity in 1770. It is known for its affluence, partly due to the proximity to Providence.
Manufacturing, health care and social assistance and professional services are the major commercial activities here. Public schooling is provided via four elementary schools, one middle and one high school. There are a number of private schools as well. Notable locations include the Alfred Drowne Road Historic District, the Nayatt Point Lighthouse, O'Bannon Mill and the St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. The closest hospital is Southampton Hospital, located about 49 miles away in Southampton, New York. The cost of living here is 48.30% higher than the country average.
This place gets about 45 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 124. Snowfall is about 35 inches annually.