Rhode Island Census & Demographic Data - July 1, 2021


Rhode Island Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Rhode Island as of July 1, 2021. 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, 2021)


Total Population 1,071,773 (100%)
Population in Households 1,030,856 (96.2%)
Population in Families 806,354 (75.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 40,917 ( 3.8%)
Population Density 1,037
Diversity Index2 58


Median Household Income $69,725
Average Household Income $92,085
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $36,480
Wealth Index5 103


Total HU (Housing Units) 478,402 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 262,967 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 159,357 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 56,078 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $294,803
Average Home Value $358,203
Housing Affordability Index3 116


Total Households 422,324
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 262,022
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.16% 0.2%
Households 0.19% 0.21%
Families 0.08% 0.15%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
Owner Occupied HU   0.54%