Narragansett’s population is about 15,868. However, during the summer months the town’s population more than doubles to near 34,000. The town is locally known as “Gansett”. The town of Narragansett occupies a narrow strip of land running along the eastern bank of the Pettaquamscutt River to the shore of Narragansett Bay. It was separated from South Kingstown in 1888, and incorporated as a town in 1901.