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Providence County, Rhode Island; Bristol County, Rhode Island; Newport County, Rhode Island; Kent County, Rhode Island

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Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)

Providence County, Rhode Island
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
658,221
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
658,221
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
660,741
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 660,741
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 626,667
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.0%
Female persons, percent
50.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
77.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
13.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
4.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
3.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
25.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
59.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 24,844
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 19.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 277,362
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 55.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $248,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,806
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $715
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $989
Building permits, 2021 540
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 240,886
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.53
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 87.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 31.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 89.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 84.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 86.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 30.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 10.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 64.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 61.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,995,094
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,916,084
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 706,237
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,772,846
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $10,674
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 25.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $62,323
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $32,739
Persons in poverty, percent
12.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 15,932
Total employment, 2020 275,501
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 14,355,260
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -0.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 47,388
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 13,310
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,213
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,208
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,292
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,536
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 866
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,664
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,613.6
Population per square mile, 2010 1,530.3
Land area in square miles, 2020 409.48
Land area in square miles, 2010 409.50
FIPS Code 44007
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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
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170,000
340,000
510,000
680,000
Providence County, Rhode Island
658,221
Bristol County, Rhode Island
50,818
Newport County, Rhode Island
85,264
Kent County, Rhode Island
170,715
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170,000
340,000
510,000
680,000
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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