Providence County RI Information


Providence County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 639,055
Daytime Population: Workers 309,200
Daytime Population: Residents 331,781
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 640,981
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 611,893
Population in Familes 473,340
Population in Group Qrtrs 27,162
Population Density2 1,561
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $50,778
Average Household Income $71,699
Per Capita Income $28,161


Total Housing Units 269,084 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 127,213 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 118,920 (44.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 22,951 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $234,068
Average Home Value $265,772


Total Households 246,133
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 151,436
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 0.27% 0.25%
Households 0.25% 0.24%
Families 0.16% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.83%


Providence County RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Providence 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 # 1 100th
Population Density # 2 80th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 5 20th
Per Capita Income # 5 20th

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