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Rhode Island; Providence County, Rhode Island; Kent County, Rhode Island

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Table

Rhode Island
Providence County, Rhode Island
Kent County, Rhode Island
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
1,093,842
657,424
171,134
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
1,095,962
660,615
171,278
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
1,093,842
657,424
171,134
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
1,097,371
660,728
170,360
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
1,097,371
660,728
170,360
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
-0.1%
0.0%
0.5%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
-0.3%
-0.5%
0.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 1,097,379 660,741 170,363
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,052,567 626,667 166,158
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.8%
5.4%
4.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
18.6%
20.0%
18.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.9%
16.5%
20.6%
Female persons, percent
50.9%
50.8%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
82.8%
77.0%
90.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
9.1%
13.2%
3.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.2%
1.6%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.7%
4.4%
3.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.3%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
3.1%
3.5%
2.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
17.6%
25.5%
7.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
69.9%
58.4%
85.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 50,470 23,320 10,987
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 14.4% 19.7% 6.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 486,029 277,754 76,568
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 62.7% 55.8% 72.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $343,100 $310,500 $306,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $2,110 $2,001 $2,085
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $842 $814 $821
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,195 $1,161 $1,226
Building permits, 2022 1,371 640 226
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 432,219 253,635 72,199
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.43 2.48 2.33
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 88.8% 88.1% 90.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 22.4% 31.7% 9.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 92.9% 92.0% 93.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 89.2% 87.4% 90.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 89.4% 86.3% 92.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 36.3% 31.2% 33.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 9.8% 10.6% 10.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.1%
5.6%
4.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 64.5% 65.0% 66.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 60.9% 61.6% 61.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,617,892 1,995,094 523,077
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 9,574,038 6,916,084 1,363,802
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,366,689 706,237 469,237
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 13,843,531 6,772,846 3,554,648
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $13,103 $10,674 $21,720
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 25.3 25.2 25.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $81,370 $72,579 $85,732
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $43,324 $38,191 $46,564
Persons in poverty, percent
10.8%
14.0%
7.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 28,989 16,116 4,678
Total employment, 2021 412,761 254,341 66,074
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 24,227,504 15,465,883 3,649,634
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -7.4% -7.7% -7.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 86,511 49,126 12,433
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 23,291 13,310 4,181
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 14,406 8,213 2,575
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,084 2,208 659
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,661 1,292 182
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 19,404 10,536 3,482
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,566 866 275
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 18,963 10,664 3,302
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,061.4 1,613.6 1,010.7
Population per square mile, 2010 1,018.1 1,530.3 985.9
Land area in square miles, 2020 1,033.89 409.48 168.57
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,033.81 409.50 168.53
FIPS Code 44 44007 44003
Value Notes

Methodology differences may exist between data sources, and so estimates from different sources are not comparable.

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., V2023) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2023). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2018-2022 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2022 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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