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

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Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)

Washington County, Rhode Island
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
130,592
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
130,592
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
129,839
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 129,839
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 126,979
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
3.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
15.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
22.3%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
93.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
90.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 7,757
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 4.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 66,100
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 75.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $359,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,010
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $776
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,115
Building permits, 2021 368
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 50,220
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.39
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 90.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 6.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 93.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 90.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 94.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 46.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 6.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
3.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 63.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 59.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 438,373
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 741,181
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 88,903
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,093,363
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $16,550
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 27.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $86,970
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $44,325
Persons in poverty, percent
7.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 3,690
Total employment, 2020 44,437
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 2,198,627
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 2.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 12,245
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,188
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,841
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 578
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 88
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,719
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 200
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,535
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 394.3
Population per square mile, 2010 385.7
Land area in square miles, 2020 329.28
Land area in square miles, 2010 329.24
FIPS Code 44009
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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
Washington County, Rhode Island
130,592
Kent County, Rhode Island
170,715
Newport County, Rhode Island
85,264
Providence County, Rhode Island
658,221
Rhode Island
1,095,610
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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