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Rhode Island; Bristol County, Rhode Island; Newport County, Rhode Island

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Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)

Rhode Island
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
1,095,610
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
1,095,610
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
1,097,379
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 1,097,379
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,052,567
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.1%
Female persons, percent
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
83.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
8.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
3.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
17.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
70.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 52,128
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 14.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 484,902
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 61.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $276,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,879
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $745
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,031
Building permits, 2021 1,392
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 414,730
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.45
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 88.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 22.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 90.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 86.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 89.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 35.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 9.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 64.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 60.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,617,892
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 9,574,038
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,366,689
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 13,843,531
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $13,103
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 25.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $70,305
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $37,504
Persons in poverty, percent
11.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 28,586
Total employment, 2020 445,846
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 22,496,838
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 85,116
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 23,291
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 14,406
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,084
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,661
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 19,404
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,566
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 18,963
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,061.4
Population per square mile, 2010 1,018.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 1,033.89
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,033.81
FIPS Code 44
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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
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280,000
560,000
840,000
1,120,000
Rhode Island
1,095,610
Bristol County, Rhode Island
50,818
Newport County, Rhode Island
85,264
0
280,000
560,000
840,000
1,120,000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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