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Rhode Island
Demographic Data






Rhode Island POPULATION STATISTICS

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Rhode Island Population & Age Distribution

The Total Population of Rhode Island is:
1,097,379

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.2%
5 - 17:
14.3%
18 - 24:
10.5%
25 - 34:
13.9%
35 - 54:
24.9%
55 - 64:
14.1%
Over 65 Years:
17.3%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
College Graduated
Attending College
89.2%
89.2%
35.0%
35.0%
7.1%
7.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

Rhode Island
USA
$37,504
$37,504
$35,384
$35,384

Median household income

Rhode Island
USA
$70,305
$70,305
$64,994
$64,994

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
11.6%

Employment Industries in RI

Healthcare
Retail
Education
Manufacturing
Accommodation
Professional, scientific, and technical services
Construction
Finance
Other
Public Service
Administration
Transportation
Arts
Wholesale
Real Estate
Information Technology
Utilities
Agriculture
Management
Mining
16.1%
16.1%
11.6%
11.6%
11.3%
11.3%
10.6%
10.6%
7.5%
7.5%
6.5%
6.5%
6.1%
6.1%
5.1%
5.1%
4.6%
4.6%
4.0%
4.0%
3.8%
3.8%
3.6%
3.6%
2.5%
2.5%
2.2%
2.2%
1.6%
1.6%
1.5%
1.5%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.3%
0.3%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
Black Or African American
Other Race / Two or More Races
Asian
American Indian And Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
71.4%
71.4%
15.9%
15.9%
5.5%
5.5%
3.4%
3.4%
3.4%
3.4%
0.3%
0.3%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Irish
Italian
Unclassified
English
French
Portuguese
German
French Canadian
Polish
Cape Verdean
Scottish
Swedish
Russian
European
Greek
Armenian
African
British
Haitian
Scots-Irish
17.2%
17.2%
16.3%
16.3%
15.2%
15.2%
10.6%
10.6%
8.4%
8.4%
8.0%
8.0%
5.0%
5.0%
5.0%
5.0%
3.5%
3.5%
1.7%
1.7%
1.7%
1.7%
1.5%
1.5%
0.8%
0.8%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
Spanish
Portuguese
French
French Creole
Chinese
Indic languages
African languages
Arabic
Italian
German
Other Asian languages
Polish
Tagalog
Hindi
Vietnamese
Russian
Laotian
Slavic languages
Korean
77.6%
77.6%
12.3%
12.3%
3.1%
3.1%
1.9%
1.9%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born RI Residents
14.0%