Rhode Island Census Data


Rhode Island Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Rhode Island as of July 1, 2016. Our Rhode Island Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank RI cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Counties.

Rhode Island Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,060,080
Population in Households 1,018,546
Population in Familes 795,867
Population in Group Qrtrs 41,534
Population Density1 1,025
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 418,937
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 263,316
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 472,002 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 247,682 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 171,255 (36.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 53,065 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $252,554
Average Home Value $309,217


Median Household Income $55,970
Average Household Income $78,410
Per Capita Income $31,498
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.23%
Households 0.21% 0.28%
Families 0.23% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.