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

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Bristol County, Rhode Island
Newport County, Rhode Island
Providence County, Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 48,479 82,082 638,931 1,059,361
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 48,479 82,082 638,931 1,059,361
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 49,844 83,141 626,781 1,052,964
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -2.7% -1.3% 1.9% 0.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 50,793 85,643 660,741 1,097,379
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 49,875 82,888 626,667 1,052,567
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.1%
4.4%
5.7%
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
18.6%
16.7%
20.5%
19.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.2%
22.8%
15.6%
17.7%
Female persons, percent
51.7%
50.6%
51.3%
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
93.7%
90.1%
77.9%
83.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.5%
4.4%
12.5%
8.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.6%
1.4%
1.1%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.5%
2.0%
4.6%
3.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.3%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
2.8%
3.3%
2.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.2%
6.0%
23.9%
16.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
91.0%
85.6%
60.1%
71.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 2,449 6,623 26,209 54,121
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 9.3% 7.2% 18.4% 13.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 21,228 42,779 266,804 470,168
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 70.7% 63.2% 54.2% 60.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $358,100 $387,900 $233,500 $261,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,263 $2,209 $1,779 $1,860
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $912 $849 $710 $739
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,037 $1,285 $967 $1,004
Building permits, 2020 56 123 620 1,374
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 19,217 34,777 237,971 410,489
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.34 2.27 2.56 2.47
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 87.8% 83.9% 86.6% 87.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 11.6% 9.5% 31.7% 22.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 89.8% 91.3% 87.6% 89.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 86.2% 86.1% 81.6% 84.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 90.9% 94.0% 85.8% 88.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 49.0% 48.1% 29.0% 34.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 6.4% 8.3% 10.4% 9.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
3.4%
4.2%
5.8%
4.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 63.8% 61.2% 64.2% 64.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 60.3% 58.4% 60.6% 60.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 72,761 411,236 1,242,902 2,481,314
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 133,656 375,081 5,943,157 8,223,005
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 325,056 284,069 6,126,382 11,262,158
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 288,060 1,116,452 5,999,413 12,063,865
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $5,862 $13,609 $9,548 $11,486
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 25.8 22.5 25.0 25.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $83,092 $79,454 $58,974 $67,167
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $46,566 $47,594 $31,522 $36,121
Persons in poverty, percent
6.8%
8.5%
14.0%
10.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 1,266 2,756 16,033 28,801
Total employment, 2019 14,273 32,768 278,048 444,948
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 502,056 1,509,170 14,595,868 22,726,455
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.5% 0.3% 0.7% 0.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 4,609 8,306 45,883 83,145
All firms, 2012 4,906 9,376 51,999 94,642
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,992 5,441 29,509 54,651
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,314 2,728 17,634 30,484
Minority-owned firms, 2012 187 531 12,443 14,737
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 4,565 8,472 37,812 77,042
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 505 1,076 5,244 9,904
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 4,185 7,697 43,607 79,837
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2,064.0 809.6 1,530.3 1,018.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 24.16 102.39 409.50 1,033.81
FIPS Code 44001 44005 44007 44
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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