Kent County RI Information


Kent County Subdivisions

Kent County RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 167,033
Population in Households 165,468
Population in Familes 130,887
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,565
Population Density1 991
Diversity Index2 25


Median Household Income $64,878
Average Household Income $84,191
Per Capita Income $35,113


Total Housing Units 74,499 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46,671 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,667 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,161 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $242,500
Average Home Value $285,700


Total Households 69,338
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 43,701
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.06% 0.11%
Households 0.12% 0.15%
Families -0.01% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   2.25%


Kent County RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kent County to the other 5 counties and county equivalents in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 2 80th
Population Density # 3 60th
Diversity Index # 3 60th
Median Household Income # 4 40th
Per Capita Income # 4 40th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Rhode Island Census Data Comparison Tool.