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Kingston, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The Kingston Census Designated Place had a population of 7,352 as of July 1, 2018. 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 41.4732 and longitude -71.5241 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Kingston Census Designated Place (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 7,352
Population in Households 1,875
Population in Familes 1,351
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,477
Population Density2 4,723
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $79,161
Average Household Income $101,118
Per Capita Income $16,527


Total Housing Units 789 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 493 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 239 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $366,923
Average Home Value $384,369


Total Households 732
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 457
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.64% -0.06%
Households 0.02% -0.08%
Families 0.38% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   0.8%

Kingston, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kingston to the other 34 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 56th
Population Density # 5 88th
Diversity Index # 9 76th
Median Household Income # 12 68th
Per Capita Income # 33 6th

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