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Kent County, Rhode Island; Bristol County, Rhode Island; Newport County, Rhode Island; Rhode Island

QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

Table

Kent County, Rhode Island
Bristol County, Rhode Island
Newport County, Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
170,715
50,818
85,264
1,095,610
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
170,715
50,818
85,264
1,095,610
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
170,363
50,793
85,643
1,097,379
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.2%
Z
-0.4%
-0.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 170,363 50,793 85,643 1,097,379
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 166,158 49,875 82,888 1,052,567
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.6%
3.7%
4.1%
4.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
18.4%
18.1%
16.2%
19.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.8%
20.6%
23.6%
18.1%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
51.5%
50.2%
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
91.1%
93.3%
89.9%
83.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
2.9%
1.6%
4.3%
8.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.3%
0.6%
1.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.1%
2.7%
2.1%
3.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
2.0%
2.9%
3.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.7%
3.6%
6.2%
17.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
86.0%
90.4%
85.1%
70.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 10,687 2,288 6,552 52,128
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 6.6% 10.3% 6.7% 14.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 76,323 21,559 43,558 484,902
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 70.2% 70.2% 64.9% 61.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $247,700 $364,500 $399,500 $276,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,841 $2,291 $2,248 $1,879
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $730 $893 $882 $745
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,110 $1,076 $1,348 $1,031
Building permits, 2021 291 60 133 1,392
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 70,085 18,961 34,578 414,730
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.32 2.36 2.28 2.45
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 89.7% 88.3% 85.1% 88.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 9.0% 13.2% 9.1% 22.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 91.6% 89.9% 93.6% 90.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 88.6% 87.5% 88.9% 86.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 92.4% 90.7% 94.7% 89.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 32.7% 49.2% 49.7% 35.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 10.8% 6.3% 7.9% 9.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
3.3%
3.1%
3.8%
5.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 66.8% 62.5% 61.9% 64.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 61.5% 59.0% 59.7% 60.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 523,077 95,343 566,005 3,617,892
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,363,802 156,954 396,017 9,574,038
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 469,237 24,145 78,167 1,366,689
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,554,648 297,522 1,125,152 13,843,531
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $21,720 $6,098 $13,540 $13,103
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 25.6 26.4 22.7 25.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $75,857 $85,413 $84,282 $70,305
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $40,969 $48,321 $50,514 $37,504
Persons in poverty, percent
7.5%
8.2%
9.5%
11.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 4,645 1,261 2,721 28,586
Total employment, 2020 71,352 14,714 32,688 445,846
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 3,473,630 509,614 1,493,843 22,496,838
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.2% 3.1% -0.2% 0.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 12,485 4,607 8,391 85,116
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,181 1,160 2,305 23,291
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,575 734 1,269 14,406
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 659 188 474 4,084
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 182 22 S 1,661
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,482 1,013 1,928 19,404
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 275 S 168 1,566
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,302 940 1,769 18,963
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,010.7 2,104.8 836.1 1,061.4
Population per square mile, 2010 985.9 2,064.0 809.6 1,018.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 168.57 24.13 102.43 1,033.89
Land area in square miles, 2010 168.53 24.16 102.39 1,033.81
FIPS Code 44003 44001 44005 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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 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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