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Carolina, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The Carolina Census Designated Place had a population of 955 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Carolina is located at latitude 41.4598 and longitude -71.6556 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Carolina Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 69 feet.

The Carolina Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631328) 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 Carolina Census Designated Place is located within Town of Richmond, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carolina population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Carolina: Carolina Mills.

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


Total Population 955
Daytime Population: Workers 57
Daytime Population: Residents 365
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 422
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.44
Population in Households 949
Population in Familes 804
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 388
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $81,960
Average Household Income $94,967
Per Capita Income $35,430


Total Housing Units 397 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 315 (79.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $279,487
Average Home Value $308,149


Total Households 368
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 272
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 -0.21% -0.29%
Households -0.07% -0.22%
Families -0.1% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Carolina, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carolina to the other 34 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 26 26th
Population Density # 24 32nd
Diversity Index # 18 50th
Median Household Income # 8 79th
Per Capita Income # 16 56th

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