Kent County RI Information


Kent County Subdivisions

Kent County RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 166,449
Daytime Population: Workers 77,642
Daytime Population: Residents 78,789
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 156,431
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 164,972
Population in Familes 130,086
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,477
Population Density2 988
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $62,779
Average Household Income $83,269
Per Capita Income $34,683


Total Housing Units 74,374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 48,007 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,012 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,355 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $233,293
Average Home Value $272,583


Total Households 69,019
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 43,712
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 0.02% 0.08%
Households 0.07% 0.11%
Families -0.01% 0.06%
Median Household Income   3.71%
Per Capita Income   2.7%


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, 2017 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

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