Middletown, RI 02842 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02842: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Middletown, RI 02842

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 887
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,641
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 817
  • County: Newport County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.517, Longitude -71.287
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Middletown, RI 02842 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,983
Population in Households 15,726
Population in Familes 12,329
Population in Group Qrtrs 257
Population Density1 1,292
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 6,774
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 4,179
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,790 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,778 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,996 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,016 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $365,234
Average Home Value $422,128


Median Household Income $71,390
Average Household Income $92,496
Per Capita Income $39,484
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.08% 0.03%
Households 0.11% 0.14%
Families 0.15% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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.

Middletown, RI 02842 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02842 to the other 79 ZIP Codes 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 # 31 62nd
Population Density1 # 32 61st
Diversity Index2 # 20 76th
Median Household Income # 41 49th
Per Capita Income # 27 67th

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