Rhode Island Census & Demographic Data - July 1, 2018


Rhode Island Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Rhode Island as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018)


Total Population 1,067,528
Population in Households 1,024,776
Population in Familes 800,617
Population in Group Qrtrs 42,752
Population Density2 1,033
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $58,972
Average Household Income $81,520
Per Capita Income $32,618


Total Housing Units 472,702 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 243,699 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 176,616 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 52,387 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $265,245
Average Home Value $325,935


Total Households 420,315
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 260,756
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.17% 0.21%
Households 0.2% 0.23%
Families 0.06% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.2%