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Rhode Island; Providence County, Rhode Island

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Rhode Island
Providence County, Rhode Island
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,059,361 638,931
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,059,361 638,931
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 1,052,964 626,781
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.6% 1.9%
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
19.3%
20.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.7%
15.6%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
83.6%
77.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
8.5%
12.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.1%
1.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.7%
4.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
2.9%
3.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
16.3%
23.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
71.4%
60.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 54,121 26,209
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 13.6% 18.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 470,168 266,804
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 60.8% 54.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $261,900 $233,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,860 $1,779
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $739 $710
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,004 $967
Building permits, 2019 1,400 587
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 410,489 237,971
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.47 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 87.4% 86.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 22.4% 31.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 89.1% 87.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 84.0% 81.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.8% 85.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 34.2% 29.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 9.7% 10.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.8%
5.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.4% 64.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 60.6% 60.6%
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+, 2015-2019 25.2 25.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $67,167 $58,974
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $36,121 $31,522
Persons in poverty, percent
10.8%
14.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 28,748 15,977
Total employment, 2018 442,449 276,115
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 22,302,643 14,614,091
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 1.5% 2.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 83,145 45,883
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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