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Harrisville, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The Harrisville Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Providence County at latitude 41.9675 and longitude -71.6771. Providence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 325 feet.

The formal official name is the Harrisville Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Harrisville, Rhode Island.

The U5 Census Class Code for Harrisville indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Harrisville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harrisville: Burrillville, Rhodesville.

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Harrisville, RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,571
Population in Households 1,571
Population in Familes 1,220
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,934
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 694
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 419
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 758 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 384 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 310 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $159,398
Average Home Value $173,307


Median Household Income $62,163
Average Household Income $73,029
Per Capita Income $31,770
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.5% -0.11%
Households -0.37% -0.03%
Families -0.22% -0.1%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
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.


Harrisville, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrisville to the other 34 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 21 41st
Population Density1 # 13 65th
Diversity Index2 # 25 29th
Median Household Income # 19 47th
Per Capita Income # 22 38th

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