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Rhode Island; Providence County, Rhode Island

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Rhode Island
Providence County, Rhode Island
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1,057,315 636,084
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,059,361 NA
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1,057,315 636,084
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 1,052,964 NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 1,052,957 626,762
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.6% NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 0.4% 1.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,052,567 626,667
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.1%
5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.4%
20.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.2%
15.3%
Female persons, percent
51.4%
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
83.9%
78.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
8.4%
12.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.1%
1.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.6%
4.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
2.8%
3.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.9%
23.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
72.0%
60.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 57,524 28,014
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 13.6% 18.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 469,157 266,574
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 60.3% 53.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $249,800 $223,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,838 $1,765
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $724 $702
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $981 $945
Building permits, 2018 1,294 376
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 410,885 238,171
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.47 2.55
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 87.2% 86.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 22.1% 31.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 87.6% 85.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 81.8% 79.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 88.0% 84.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 33.3% 28.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 9.8% 10.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.8%
6.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 64.4% 64.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 60.6% 60.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,481,314 1,242,902
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,223,005 5,943,157
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 11,262,158 6,126,382
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 22,310,389 19,000,605
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 12,063,865 5,999,413
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,486 $9,548
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 24.8 24.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $63,296 $55,233
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $34,619 $30,356
Persons in poverty, percent
12.9%
16.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 28,7831 15,985
Total employment, 2017 435,9781 269,906
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 20,945,4441 13,563,457
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 0.2%1 0.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 80,905 44,090
All firms, 2012 94,642 51,999
Men-owned firms, 2012 54,651 29,509
Women-owned firms, 2012 30,484 17,634
Minority-owned firms, 2012 14,737 12,443
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 77,042 37,812
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 9,904 5,244
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 79,837 43,607
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,018.1 1,530.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,033.81 409.50
FIPS Code 44 44007
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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