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

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Table

Kent County, Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Washington County, Rhode Island
Newport County, Rhode Island
Providence County, Rhode Island
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
170,715
1,096,985
130,592
85,264
658,221
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
1,093,734
NA
NA
NA
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
170,715
1,096,985
130,592
85,264
658,221
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
NA
1,097,371
NA
NA
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
170,363
1,097,371
129,839
85,643
660,741
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
-0.3%
NA
NA
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.2%
0.0%
0.6%
-0.4%
-0.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 170,363 1,097,379 129,839 85,643 660,741
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 166,158 1,052,567 126,979 82,888 626,667
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.6%
4.9%
3.6%
4.1%
5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
18.4%
19.1%
15.7%
16.2%
20.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.8%
18.1%
22.3%
23.6%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
51.0%
51.3%
50.2%
50.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
91.1%
83.1%
93.3%
89.9%
77.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
2.9%
8.8%
1.6%
4.3%
13.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
1.2%
0.9%
0.6%
1.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.1%
3.7%
2.1%
2.1%
4.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
Z
0.1%
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
3.0%
2.0%
2.9%
3.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.7%
17.1%
3.7%
6.2%
25.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
86.0%
70.4%
90.4%
85.1%
59.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 11,027 52,066 7,462 6,751 24,564
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 6.9% 14.2% 4.7% 6.4% 19.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 76,323 484,902 66,100 43,558 277,362
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 70.8% 62.3% 76.6% 65.5% 55.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $264,900 $292,600 $379,200 $425,100 $266,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,910 $1,952 $2,102 $2,362 $1,881
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $769 $778 $811 $902 $745
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,149 $1,097 $1,172 $1,418 $1,062
Building permits, 2021 291 1,392 368 133 540
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 71,737 426,769 50,838 35,329 249,592
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.34 2.46 2.43 2.30 2.53
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 90.4% 88.6% 90.3% 85.7% 88.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 9.3% 22.4% 5.7% 9.0% 31.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 92.5% 92.1% 95.3% 94.3% 91.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 89.3% 88.2% 92.7% 90.5% 86.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 92.5% 89.1% 94.5% 94.4% 86.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 32.9% 35.3% 46.1% 50.7% 30.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 10.8% 9.9% 6.7% 8.1% 10.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
3.3%
5.1%
3.1%
3.8%
5.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 66.8% 64.9% 63.6% 62.2% 65.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 61.6% 61.2% 59.8% 59.8% 61.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 523,077 3,617,892 438,373 566,005 1,995,094
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,363,802 9,574,038 741,181 396,017 6,916,084
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 469,237 1,366,689 88,903 78,167 706,237
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,554,648 13,843,531 2,093,363 1,125,152 6,772,846
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $21,720 $13,103 $16,550 $13,540 $10,674
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 25.6 25.3 27.1 23.3 25.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $79,880 $74,489 $92,001 $90,435 $65,797
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $43,050 $39,603 $45,956 $52,030 $34,889
Persons in poverty, percent
8.1%
11.4%
9.2%
9.7%
14.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 4,645 28,586 3,690 2,721 15,932
Total employment, 2020 71,352 445,846 44,437 32,688 275,501
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 3,473,630 22,496,838 2,198,627 1,493,843 14,355,260
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.2% 0.2% 2.7% -0.2% -0.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 12,485 85,116 12,245 8,391 47,388
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,181 23,291 3,188 2,305 13,310
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,575 14,406 1,841 1,269 8,213
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 659 4,084 578 474 2,208
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 182 1,661 88 S 1,292
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,482 19,404 2,719 1,928 10,536
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 275 1,566 200 168 866
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,302 18,963 2,535 1,769 10,664
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,010.7 1,061.4 394.3 836.1 1,613.6
Population per square mile, 2010 985.9 1,018.1 385.7 809.6 1,530.3
Land area in square miles, 2020 168.57 1,033.89 329.28 102.43 409.48
Land area in square miles, 2010 168.53 1,033.81 329.24 102.39 409.50
FIPS Code 44003 44 44009 44005 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., 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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