Bradford is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Westerly in Washington County, Rhode Island. It is also a designated historic district, and falls within the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River Metro Area. It is named after a place in West Yorkshire, England. It has a total area of 1.9 square miles, all of which is land.
The Bradford Dyeing Association (BDA) is located here. They are the largest producer of battle dress uniform fabrics to the U.S. Dept. of Defense, and have recently settled a lawsuit to control the level of air pollution caused by them. Other commercial activities include accommodation and food services, as well as recreational options. Bradford Elementary School is the local public school. The closest hospital is Southampton Hospital, located about 49 miles away in Southampton, New York. The cost of living here is 22.70% higher than the country average.
This place gets about 49 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 118. Snowfall is about 31 inches annually.