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Kingston, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The Kingston Census Designated Place had a population of 7,275 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kingston 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 Kingston: Kings Towne, Kingstown, Little Rest, North Kingstown, Rochester, South Kingstown.

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


Total Population 7,275
Daytime Population: Workers 3,600
Daytime Population: Residents 4,039
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,639
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 1,867
Population in Familes 1,338
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,408
Population Density2 4,674
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $80,613
Average Household Income $105,057
Per Capita Income $16,904


Total Housing Units 812 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 487 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 239 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $363,305
Average Home Value $377,464


Total Households 726
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 455
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 0.58% -0.07%
Households -0.09% -0.19%
Families 0.37% -0.27%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.01%

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, 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 # 16 56th
Population Density # 5 88th
Diversity Index # 8 79th
Median Household Income # 9 76th
Per Capita Income # 33 6th

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