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Rhode Island; Providence city, Rhode Island

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Table

Rhode Island
Providence city, Rhode Island
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
1,093,734
NA
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
1,093,734
NA
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
1,096,985
189,692
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
1,097,371
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
1,097,371
190,284
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
-0.3%
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.0%
-0.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 1,097,379 190,934
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,052,567 178,042
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.9%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.1%
21.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.1%
11.5%
Female persons, percent
51.0%
51.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
83.1%
50.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
8.8%
15.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.2%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.7%
6.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
3.0%
10.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
17.1%
42.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
70.4%
34.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 52,066 3,494
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 14.2% 30.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 484,902 X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 62.3% 40.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $292,600 $248,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,952 $1,806
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $778 $746
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,097 $1,098
Building permits, 2021 1,392 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 426,769 67,974
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.46 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 88.6% 84.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 22.4% 49.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 92.1% 90.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 88.2% 85.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 89.1% 83.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 35.3% 33.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 9.9% 10.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.1%
7.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 64.9% 63.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 61.2% 59.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,617,892 770,894
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 9,574,038 4,426,641
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,366,689 125,915
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 13,843,531 1,479,934
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $13,103 $8,253
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 25.3 24.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $74,489 $55,787
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $39,603 $31,757
Persons in poverty, percent
11.4%
21.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 28,586 X
Total employment, 2020 445,846 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 22,496,838 X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.2% X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 85,116 X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 23,291 4,231
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 14,406 2,345
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,084 599
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,661 502
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 19,404 2,883
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,566 238
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 18,963 3,105
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,061.4 10,373.5
Population per square mile, 2010 1,018.1 9,676.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 1,033.89 18.41
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,033.81 18.40
FIPS Code 44 4459000
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., V2022) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2022). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2021 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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