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

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Providence County, Rhode Island
Newport County, Rhode Island
Kent County, Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 638,931 82,082 164,292 1,059,361
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 638,931 82,082 164,292 1,059,361
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 626,781 83,141 166,109 1,052,964
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.9% -1.3% -1.1% 0.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 660,741 85,643 170,363 1,097,379
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 626,667 82,888 166,158 1,052,567
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.7%
4.4%
4.9%
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.5%
16.7%
18.6%
19.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.6%
22.8%
19.4%
17.7%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
50.6%
51.6%
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
77.9%
90.1%
91.9%
83.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
12.5%
4.4%
2.5%
8.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.4%
0.6%
0.5%
1.1%
Asian alone, percent(a)
4.6%
2.0%
2.9%
3.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
3.3%
2.8%
2.2%
2.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
23.9%
6.0%
5.7%
16.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
60.1%
85.6%
87.4%
71.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 26,209 6,623 10,907 54,121
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 18.4% 7.2% 6.1% 13.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 266,804 42,779 74,651 470,168
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 54.2% 63.2% 70.1% 60.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $233,500 $387,900 $236,300 $261,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,779 $2,209 $1,813 $1,860
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $710 $849 $724 $739
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $967 $1,285 $1,079 $1,004
Building permits, 2020 620 123 241 1,374
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 237,971 34,777 69,422 410,489
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.56 2.27 2.34 2.47
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 86.6% 83.9% 90.4% 87.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 31.7% 9.5% 9.1% 22.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 87.6% 91.3% 90.7% 89.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 81.6% 86.1% 86.5% 84.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 85.8% 94.0% 92.2% 88.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 29.0% 48.1% 33.3% 34.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 10.4% 8.3% 10.5% 9.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.8%
4.2%
3.7%
4.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.2% 61.2% 67.4% 64.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 60.6% 58.4% 62.5% 60.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,242,902 411,236 412,021 2,481,314
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,943,157 375,081 1,113,059 8,223,005
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,126,382 284,069 2,643,039 11,262,158
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,999,413 1,116,452 2,984,203 12,063,865
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $9,548 $13,609 $18,103 $11,486
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 25.0 22.5 25.9 25.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $58,974 $79,454 $73,521 $67,167
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $31,522 $47,594 $39,869 $36,121
Persons in poverty, percent
14.0%
8.5%
8.1%
10.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 16,033 2,756 4,696 28,801
Total employment, 2019 278,048 32,768 71,197 444,948
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 14,595,868 1,509,170 3,572,934 22,726,455
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.7% 0.3% 0.9% 0.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 45,883 8,306 12,215 83,145
All firms, 2012 51,999 9,376 14,844 94,642
Men-owned firms, 2012 29,509 5,441 8,786 54,651
Women-owned firms, 2012 17,634 2,728 4,302 30,484
Minority-owned firms, 2012 12,443 531 1,046 14,737
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 37,812 8,472 13,118 77,042
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 5,244 1,076 1,661 9,904
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 43,607 7,697 12,236 79,837
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,530.3 809.6 985.9 1,018.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 409.50 102.39 168.53 1,033.81
FIPS Code 44007 44005 44003 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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