Rhode Island Demographic Data

Rhode Island Demographic Summary

  • Population: 1,050,292
  • Area: 1,545.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 1,034.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 511.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 679.80 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 96.13 ft
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

Rhode Island Heat Map by County Population

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Rhode Island Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
544,525
51.6%
50.8
Male
511,773
48.4%
49.2
Total Population
1,056,300
 
 

Rhode Island Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
54,393
5.1% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
61,176
5.8% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
58,058
5.5% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
73,650
7.0% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
78,938
7.5% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
143,020
13.5% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
123,682
11.7% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
148,812
14.1% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
79,258
7.5% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
64,779
6.1% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
94,652
9.0% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
48,236
4.6% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
27,644
2.6% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
844,423
79.9%
77.1
Female
441,019
52.2%
51.4%
Male
403,404
47.8%
48.6%
21 Years and over
790,906
74.9%
72.9
62 Years and over
206,618
19.6%
18.3
65 Years and over
170,532
16.1%
14.9
Female
97,642
57.3%
55.9%
Male
72,890
42.7%
44.1%
Median Age (years)
40

Rhode Island Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
1,019,920
96.6% 
96.9
White
848,845
80.4% 
73.1
Black or African American
65,504
6.2% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
4,563
0.4% 
0.8
Asian
35,540
3.4% 
5.4
Asian Indian
7,507
0.7% 
1.2
Chinese
11,215
1.1% 
1.3
Filipino
2,492
0.2% 
0.9
Japanese
903
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
1,116
0.1% 
0.5
Vietnamese
1,761
0.2% 
0.5
Other Asian
10,546
1.0% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
211
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
NR
NR 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
NR
NR 
0.0
Samoan
NR
NR 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
NR
NR 
0.1
Some Other Race
65,257
6.2% 
4.8
Two or More Races
36,378
3.4% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
152,085
14.4% 
17.6
Mexican
8,612
0.8% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
39,534
3.7% 
1.7
Cuban
1,191
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
102,748
9.7% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
904,213
85.6% 
82.4

Rhode Island Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
40,319
5.5% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
49,725
6.8% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
204,295
28.0% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
134,773
18.5% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
62,153
8.5% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
141,131
19.3% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
97,687
13.4% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
90,044
12.3%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
640,039
87.7%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
238,818
32.7%
30.6

Rhode Island Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
326,505
37.0%
33.5
Now Married
384,821
43.6%
47.5
Divorced
101,198
11.5%
11.0
Separated
15,504
1.8%
2.1
Widowed
54,643
6.2%
5.8

Rhode Island Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
779,897
77.8%
78.5%
Languages other than english
222,008
22.2%
21.5%
Spanish
119,685
11.9%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
73,631
7.3%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
21,148
2.1%
3.5%
Other Languages
7,544
0.8%
1.0%

Rhode Island Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
32,681
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
22,733
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
37,728
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
35,893
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
49,328
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
67,409
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
53,412
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
60,411
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
25,147
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
22,742
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
58,073
 
55,775
Per capita income
31,888
 
29,979

Rhode Island Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
2,182
0.4%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
58,377
11.1%
9.8
Construction
27,396
5.2%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
143,781
27.4%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
33,971
6.5%
6.5
Information
8,301
1.6%
2.1
Manufacturing
60,010
11.4%
10.3
Other services except public administration
23,162
4.4%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
48,899
9.3%
11.3
Public administration
21,626
4.1%
4.6
Retail trade
61,602
11.7%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
19,422
3.7%
5.1
Wholesale trade
16,246
3.1%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
37,555
7.2%
9.0
Management, professional, and related occupations
200,654
38.2%
37.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
59,261
11.3%
12.3
Sales and office occupations
128,296
24.4%
23.6
Service occupations
99,209
18.9%
18.0

Rhode Island Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
509,823
 
148,324,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
402,631
79.0%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
49,275
9.7%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
14,844
2.9%
5.2
Walked
18,987
3.7%
2.8
Other means
7,158
1.4%
1.8
Worked at home
16,928
3.3%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
25.0
 
26.0

Rhode Island Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
42,352
10.4%
8.9
1 vehicles
152,630
37.5%
33.5
2 vehicles
146,005
35.8%
37.2
3 or more
66,497
16.3%
20.3

Rhode Island Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
407,484
88.1%
87.7
Owner Occupied
240,618
59.0%
63.0
Renter Occupied
166,866
41.0%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
55,071
11.9%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
6
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

Rhode Island Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
462,555
1 room
11,627
2.5%
2.3
2 rooms
13,032
2.8%
2.5
3 rooms
46,125
10.0%
9.0
4 rooms
84,487
18.3%
16.6
5 rooms
97,198
21.0%
20.0
6 rooms
85,493
18.5%
17.9
7 rooms
51,378
11.1%
12.1
8 rooms
36,130
7.8%
8.5
9 rooms or more
37,085
8.0%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 

Rhode Island Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
462,555
134,794,000
1-unit, detached
249,761
54.0%
61.4
1-unit, attached
16,847
3.6%
5.8
2-units
49,852
10.8%
3.7
3 or 4 units
57,932
12.5%
4.5
5 to 9 units
25,407
5.5%
4.8
10 to 19 units
17,124
3.7%
4.6
20 or more units
40,287
8.7%
8.8
Mobile home
5,076
1.1%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
269
0.1%
0.1

Rhode Island Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
142,407
30.8%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
36,642
7.9%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
57,431
12.4%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
50,938
11.0%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
53,949
11.7%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
52,111
11.3%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
32,398
7.0%
14.0%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Rhode Island Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
216,129
53.0%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
11,955
2.9%
4.7
Electricity
43,085
10.6%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
124,029
30.4%
5.1
Coal or coke
504
0.1%
0.1
Wood
7,228
1.8%
2.0
Solar energy
0
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
3,101
0.8%
0.5
No fuel used
1,453
0.4%
1.2

Rhode Island Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
166,697
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
594
0.4%
11.0%
$500 to $999
12,006
7.2%
42.7%
$2,500 to $2,999
13,774
8.3%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
15,059
9.0%
1.5%
$2,000 to $2,499
28,011
16.8%
4.1%
$1,000 to 1,499
43,335
26.0%
$1,500 to 1,999
53,918
32.3%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
64,082
38.6%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
27,156
16.4%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
21,787
13.1%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
12,556
7.6%
7.3%
35.0% or more
40,488
24.4%
22.3%
Not Computed
628
NR
NR

Rhode Island Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
160,923 
 
41,410,200 
$1,000 to $1,499
50,169
31.2%
27.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
12,330
7.7%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
2,722
1.7%
4.1%
$2,500 to $2,999
795
0.5%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
926
0.6%
1.5%
$500 to $999
65,449
40.7%
42.7%
Less than $500
28,532
17.7%
11.0%
No Cash Rent
5,943
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
938
NR
959
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
17,423
11.3%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
20,025
13.0%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
20,096
13.0%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
22,466
14.5%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
13,632
8.8%
9.2%
35.0% or more
60,771
39.4%
41.4%
Not Computed
12,453
NR
NR

Rhode Island Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
240,618
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
5,067
2.1%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
5,958
2.5%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
25,421
10.6%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
49,384
20.5%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
72,709
30.2%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
57,330
23.8%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
20,176
8.4%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
4,573
1.9%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
241,000
 
194,500
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