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

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Table

Washington County, Rhode Island
Newport County, Rhode Island
Providence County, Rhode Island
Kent County, Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
130,592
85,264
658,221
170,715
1,095,610
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
130,592
85,264
658,221
170,715
1,095,610
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
129,839
85,643
660,741
170,363
1,097,379
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.6%
-0.4%
-0.4%
0.2%
-0.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 129,839 85,643 660,741 170,363 1,097,379
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 126,979 82,888 626,667 166,158 1,052,567
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
3.6%
4.1%
5.4%
4.6%
4.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
15.7%
16.2%
20.3%
18.4%
19.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
22.3%
23.6%
16.0%
19.8%
18.1%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
50.2%
50.9%
51.3%
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
93.3%
89.9%
77.3%
91.1%
83.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.6%
4.3%
13.0%
2.9%
8.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
0.6%
1.5%
0.5%
1.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.1%
2.1%
4.5%
3.1%
3.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
0.3%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
2.9%
3.5%
2.3%
3.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.7%
6.2%
25.0%
6.7%
17.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
90.4%
85.1%
59.0%
86.0%
70.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 7,757 6,552 24,844 10,687 52,128
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 4.9% 6.7% 19.0% 6.6% 14.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 66,100 43,558 277,362 76,323 484,902
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 75.1% 64.9% 55.1% 70.2% 61.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $359,300 $399,500 $248,500 $247,700 $276,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,010 $2,248 $1,806 $1,841 $1,879
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $776 $882 $715 $730 $745
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,115 $1,348 $989 $1,110 $1,031
Building permits, 2021 368 133 540 291 1,392
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 50,220 34,578 240,886 70,085 414,730
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.39 2.28 2.53 2.32 2.45
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 90.3% 85.1% 87.5% 89.7% 88.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 6.0% 9.1% 31.6% 9.0% 22.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 93.7% 93.6% 89.4% 91.6% 90.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 90.9% 88.9% 84.7% 88.6% 86.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 94.7% 94.7% 86.3% 92.4% 89.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 46.0% 49.7% 30.3% 32.7% 35.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 6.9% 7.9% 10.5% 10.8% 9.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
3.1%
3.8%
5.4%
3.3%
5.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 63.7% 61.9% 64.6% 66.8% 64.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 59.3% 59.7% 61.1% 61.5% 60.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 438,373 566,005 1,995,094 523,077 3,617,892
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 741,181 396,017 6,916,084 1,363,802 9,574,038
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 88,903 78,167 706,237 469,237 1,366,689
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,093,363 1,125,152 6,772,846 3,554,648 13,843,531
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $16,550 $13,540 $10,674 $21,720 $13,103
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 27.3 22.7 25.1 25.6 25.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $86,970 $84,282 $62,323 $75,857 $70,305
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $44,325 $50,514 $32,739 $40,969 $37,504
Persons in poverty, percent
7.8%
9.5%
12.4%
7.5%
11.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 3,690 2,721 15,932 4,645 28,586
Total employment, 2020 44,437 32,688 275,501 71,352 445,846
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 2,198,627 1,493,843 14,355,260 3,473,630 22,496,838
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 2.7% -0.2% -0.9% 0.2% 0.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 12,245 8,391 47,388 12,485 85,116
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,188 2,305 13,310 4,181 23,291
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,841 1,269 8,213 2,575 14,406
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 578 474 2,208 659 4,084
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 88 S 1,292 182 1,661
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,719 1,928 10,536 3,482 19,404
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 200 168 866 275 1,566
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,535 1,769 10,664 3,302 18,963
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 394.3 836.1 1,613.6 1,010.7 1,061.4
Population per square mile, 2010 385.7 809.6 1,530.3 985.9 1,018.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 329.28 102.43 409.48 168.57 1,033.89
Land area in square miles, 2010 329.24 102.39 409.50 168.53 1,033.81
FIPS Code 44009 44005 44007 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., 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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