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Kingston, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The Kingston Census Designated Place had a population of 7,474 as of July 1, 2019. Kingston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Rhode Island. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kingston is located at latitude 41.4804 and longitude -71.5226 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Kingston Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 246 feet.

The Kingston Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378108) 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 Kingston Census Designated Place is located within Town of South Kingstown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kingston: Kings Towne, Kingstown, Little Rest, North Kingstown, Rochester, South Kingstown.

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Kingston, RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Kingston, RI Housing Affordability Index is 141
State of Rhode Island Housing Affordability Index is 103
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Kingston, RI Wealth Index is 163
State of Rhode Island Wealth Index is 106
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 7,474
Population in Households 1,897
Population in Familes 1,378
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,577
Population Density 4,802
Diversity Index1 44
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $97,996
Average Household Income $117,047
Per Capita Income $13,737
Wealth Index3 163

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 795 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 483 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 258 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $354,472
Housing Affordability Index2 141
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 741
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 465
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.75% 0.0%
Households 0.15% 0.11%
Families 0.53% 0.09%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

Kingston, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kingston to the other 36 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 16 58th
Population Density # 5 89th
Diversity Index # 9 78th
Median Household Income # 4 92nd
Per Capita Income # 36 3rd

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