Rhode Island Census & Demographic Data - July 1, 2019

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Rhode Island Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Rhode Island as of July 1, 2019. 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Rhode Island Housing Affordability Index is 103
State of Rhode Island Housing Affordability Index is 103
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Rhode Island Wealth Index is 106
State of Rhode Island Wealth Index is 106
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

These new demographic attributes are availiable for Neighborhoods, Cities, Counties, and ZIP Codes.

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  5. See the Rhode Island COVID-19 Data and US COVID-19 Data for more information on the spread of the novel coronavirus.

POPULATION

Total Population 1,071,101 (100%)
Population in Households 1,029,177 (96.1%)
Population in Families 808,989 (75.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 41,924 ( 3.9%)
Population Density 1,036
Diversity Index2 56
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $64,481
Average Household Income $88,545
Per Capita Income $35,243
Wealth Index4 106

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 474,884 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 249,487 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 172,181 (36.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 53,216 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $270,110
Housing Affordability Index3 103
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 421,668
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 262,476
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.19% 0.22%
Households 0.21% 0.23%
Families 0.12% 0.18%
Median Household Income   3.35%
Per Capita Income   2.67%


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