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Kent County, Rhode Island; Providence County, Rhode Island

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Kent County, Rhode Island
Providence County, Rhode Island
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 164,292 638,931
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 164,292 638,931
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 166,109 626,781
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -1.1% 1.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 170,363 660,741
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 166,158 626,667
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.9%
5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
18.6%
20.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.4%
15.6%
Female persons, percent
51.6%
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
91.9%
77.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
2.5%
12.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
1.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.9%
4.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
3.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.7%
23.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
87.4%
60.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 10,907 26,209
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 6.1% 18.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 74,651 266,804
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 70.1% 54.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $236,300 $233,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,813 $1,779
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $724 $710
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,079 $967
Building permits, 2020 241 620
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 69,422 237,971
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.34 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.4% 86.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 9.1% 31.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 90.7% 87.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 86.5% 81.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 92.2% 85.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 33.3% 29.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 10.5% 10.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
3.7%
5.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 67.4% 64.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.5% 60.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 412,021 1,242,902
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,113,059 5,943,157
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,643,039 6,126,382
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,984,203 5,999,413
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $18,103 $9,548
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 25.9 25.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $73,521 $58,974
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $39,869 $31,522
Persons in poverty, percent
8.1%
14.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 4,696 16,033
Total employment, 2019 71,197 278,048
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 3,572,934 14,595,868
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.9% 0.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 12,215 45,883
All firms, 2012 14,844 51,999
Men-owned firms, 2012 8,786 29,509
Women-owned firms, 2012 4,302 17,634
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,046 12,443
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 13,118 37,812
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,661 5,244
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 12,236 43,607
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 985.9 1,530.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 168.53 409.50
FIPS Code 44003 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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