Kent County RI Information


Kent County Subdivisions

Kent County RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 165,986
Population in Households 164,480
Population in Familes 130,124
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,506
Population Density1 985
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 69,205
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 44,168
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 74,526 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 48,409 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,796 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,321 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $227,283
Average Home Value $269,087


Median Household Income $60,916
Average Household Income $80,647
Per Capita Income $33,783
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% 0.01%
Households 0.13% 0.1%
Families 0.15% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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.


Kent County RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kent County to the other 5 counties and county equivalents in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 80th
Population Density1 # 3 60th
Diversity Index2 # 3 60th
Median Household Income # 4 40th
Per Capita Income # 4 40th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Rhode Island Census Data Comparison Tool.