Rhode Island Census & Demographic Data - July 1, 2017


Rhode Island Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Rhode Island as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017)


Total Population 1,064,615
Daytime Population: Workers 510,985
Daytime Population: Residents 531,081
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,042,066
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 1,022,977
Population in Familes 796,529
Population in Group Qrtrs 41,638
Population Density2 1,030
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $57,470
Average Household Income $80,989
Per Capita Income $32,401


Total Housing Units 472,037 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 245,637 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 173,585 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 52,815 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $259,762
Average Home Value $310,785


Total Households 419,222
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 261,371
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.16% 0.15%
Households 0.19% 0.16%
Families 0.1% 0.1%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   2.7%