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Harrisville, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The Harrisville CDP(1) had a population of 1,716 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Harrisville is located at latitude 41.9657 and longitude -71.6745 in Providence County. The formal boundaries for the Harrisville Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Providence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 325 feet.

The Harrisville Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Harrisville Census Designated Place is located within Town of Burrillville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Providence County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harrisville: Burrillville, Rhodesville.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Harrisville, RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,716 (100%)
Population in Households 1,716 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,339 (78.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 2,113
Diversity Index2 15


Median Household Income $35,256
Average Household Income $61,778
% of Income for Mortgage4 32%
Per Capita Income $26,705
Wealth Index5 50


Total HU (Housing Units) 807 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 449 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 307 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $264,583
Average Home Value $278,842
Housing Affordability Index3 75


Total Households 756
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 453
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 0.6% 0.48%
Households 0.62% 0.47%
Families 0.61% 0.44%
Median Household Income   11.91%
Per Capita Income   3.67%
Owner Occupied HU   1.0%

Harrisville, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrisville to the other 36 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 21 44th
Population Density # 12 69th
Median Household Income # 35 6th
Housing Affordability Index # 7 19th
Per Capita Income # 30 19th
Diversity Index # 25 33rd

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