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New Shoreham

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New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. The town is coextensive with Block Island. The population was 1,041 at the 2010 census, making it the least-populous municipality in the state. New Shoreham was named for Shoreham, Kent, in England. New Shoreham was also the source of inspiration for privacy activist Robert Ellis Smith's alias Lee Shoreham.Historic Harbor Church, founded on October 23, 1765, is located at 21 Water Street in New Shoreham.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 109.5sqmi, of which, 9.7sqmi of it is land and 99.8sqmi of it (91.11%) is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,010 people, 472 households, and 250 families residing in the town. The population density was 103.8 people per square mile (40.1/km²). There were 1,606 housing units at an average density of 165.0 per square mile (63.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.82% White, 0.59% African American, 0.79% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population.
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