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:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2020.

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

Total Population
1,059,361

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.2%
5 To 17:
14.6%
18 To 24:
10.8%
25 To 34:
13.5%
35 To 54:
25.6%
55 To 64:
13.8%
65 Years And Over:
16.5%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
88.0%
88.0%
College Graduated
33.3%
33.3%
Attending College
7.4%
7.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

Rhode Island
$34,619
$34,619
USA
$31,177
$31,177

Median household income

Rhode Island
$63,296
$63,296
USA
$57,652
$57,652

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
13.1%

Employment Industries in RI

Healthcare
16.2%
16.2%
Retail
12.1%
12.1%
Education
11.2%
11.2%
Manufacturing
10.8%
10.8%
Accommodation
7.8%
7.8%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
6.1%
6.1%
Construction
5.5%
5.5%
Finance
5.2%
5.2%
Other
4.5%
4.5%
Public Service
4.0%
4.0%
Administration
3.8%
3.8%
Transportation
3.2%
3.2%
Arts
2.7%
2.7%
Wholesale
2.4%
2.4%
Information Technology
1.7%
1.7%
Real Estate
1.6%
1.6%
Utilities
0.6%
0.6%
Agriculture
0.5%
0.5%
Management
0.2%
0.2%
Mining
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
72.7%
72.7%
Black Or African American
5.6%
5.6%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.4%
0.4%
Asian
3.3%
3.3%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.1%
0.1%
Other Race / Two or More Races
3.0%
3.0%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
15.0%
15.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Irish
17.8%
17.8%
Italian
16.9%
16.9%
Unclassified
12.4%
12.4%
English
10.4%
10.4%
French
9.2%
9.2%
Portuguese
8.5%
8.5%
French Canadian
5.1%
5.1%
German
5.1%
5.1%
Polish
3.7%
3.7%
Cape Verdean
2.0%
2.0%
Scottish
1.7%
1.7%
Swedish
1.6%
1.6%
Russian
0.9%
0.9%
European
0.7%
0.7%
Greek
0.6%
0.6%
Scots-Irish
0.6%
0.6%
Armenian
0.5%
0.5%
African
0.5%
0.5%
Dutch
0.5%
0.5%
Haitian
0.4%
0.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
77.9%
77.9%
Spanish
12.1%
12.1%
Portuguese
3.1%
3.1%
French
1.8%
1.8%
Chinese
0.7%
0.7%
French Creole
0.7%
0.7%
Indic languages
0.7%
0.7%
African languages
0.4%
0.4%
Italian
0.3%
0.3%
Arabic
0.3%
0.3%
German
0.2%
0.2%
Other Asian languages
0.2%
0.2%
Vietnamese
0.2%
0.2%
Tagalog
0.2%
0.2%
Polish
0.2%
0.2%
Hindi
0.1%
0.1%
Laotian
0.1%
0.1%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.1%
0.1%
Slavic languages
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born RI Residents
13.6%