Providence County, Rhode Island Population 2019

Providence County, Rhode Island's estimated population is 634,758 with a growth rate of -0.07% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Providence County, Rhode Island is the largest county in Rhode Island.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018636,0841,3260.21%
2017634,758-472-0.07%
2016635,2301,3740.22%
2015633,8561,1190.18%
2014632,7371,1160.18%
2013631,6214090.06%
2012631,2121,8880.30%
2011629,3241,5100.24%
2010627,81431,5445.29%
1990596,27024,9214.36%
1980571,349-8,912-1.54%
1970580,26111,4832.02%
1960568,778-6,195-1.08%
1950574,97324,6754.48%
1940550,29810,2821.90%
1930540,01664,82613.64%
1920475,19050,83711.98%
1910424,35395,67029.11%
1900328,68373,56028.83%
1890255,12357,24928.93%
1880197,87448,68432.63%
1870149,19041,39138.40%
1860107,79920,27323.16%
185087,52629,45350.72%
184058,07311,05523.51%
183047,01811,28231.57%
182035,7364,96716.14%
181030,7694,91519.01%
180025,8541,4636.00%
179024,3910.00%

How Many People Live in Providence County, Rhode Island?

634,758

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White464,69473.33%
Black or African American60,5289.55%
Some Other Race55,3008.73%
Asian26,3024.15%
Two or More Races22,5353.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,7860.60%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5590.09%

Providence County, Rhode Island Population Pyramid 2019

Providence County, Rhode Island Median Age

37.3


Total

35.6


Male

38.9


Female

Providence County, Rhode Island Adults

There are 501,319 adults, (91,772 of whom are seniors) in Providence County, Rhode Island.

Providence County, Rhode Island Age Dependency

54.7

Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Providence County, Rhode Island Sex Ratio

Female

326,192

51.47%

Male

307,512

48.53%

Providence County, Rhode Island Households and Families

Providence County, Rhode Island Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Providence County, Rhode Island Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.9%25.1%
All53.2%46.8%
Male48%52%
Non Family38%62%
Female36.3%63.7%

53.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All238,4652.5553.2
Married96,6383.374.9
Non Family90,4041.2638
Female39,0053.4136.3
Male12,4183.3748

3.23

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Providence County, Rhode Island Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade32,7837.64%
9th to 12th Grade36,9418.60%
High School Graduate129,50130.16%
Some College77,72918.11%
Associates Degree32,9697.68%
Bachelors Degree72,89116.98%
Graduate Degree46,50410.83%

Providence County, Rhode Island Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White295,834260,54994,051
Hispanic73,89050,3648,301
Black35,41528,4616,684
Other Race31,99119,1302,754
Asian16,20213,2957,870
Multiple Races9,3867,7712,675
Native American2,1721,682327
Islander33731357

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 92.88%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.57%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,858$43,367$33,499
Less Than High School$23,115$27,612$18,393
High School Grad$31,898$39,820$25,942
Some College$36,236$42,510$31,501
Bachelors Degree$51,754$59,685$46,731
Graduate Degree$69,101$77,401$63,708

$38,858

Average Earnings

$43,367

Average Male

$33,499

Average Female

Providence County, Rhode Island Language

Providence County, Rhode Island Language by Age

Providence County, Rhode Island Language

68.89% of Providence County, Rhode Island residents speak only English, while 31.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.38% of the population.

Providence County, Rhode Island Poverty

Providence County, Rhode Island Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic134,14741,04030.59%
White377,28839,64410.51%
Other54,07416,12629.82%
Black58,05413,81223.79%
Multiple21,1195,55226.29%
Asian24,4924,15616.97%
Native3,6501,45439.84%
Islander52010119.42%

16.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.31%

Male Poverty Rate

17.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Providence County, Rhode Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in Providence County, Rhode Island is Native, with 39.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Providence County, Rhode Island is White, with 10.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.85%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.12%
High School14.72%
Some College11.82%
Bachelors or Greater5.33%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.88%
Male Unemployed33.89%
Female Employed7.97%
Male Employed5.34%

Providence County, Rhode Island Income

Providence County, Rhode Island Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,530$73,051
Families$67,229$86,470
Married Families$87,926$106,638
Non Families$30,927$47,479

Providence County, Rhode Island Marital Status

Providence County, Rhode Island Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Providence County, Rhode Island Married by Age and Sex

Providence County, Rhode Island Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Providence County, Rhode Island Marital Status by Race

Providence County, Rhode Island Veterans

29,122

Number of Veterans

27,324

Male Veterans

1,798

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam10,080
Korea4,138
Second Gulf War3,624
First Gulf War3,256
World War II1,959
Age Group Veterans
75+8,786
65 to 747,815
35 to 545,510
55 to 645,018
18 to 341,993

Providence County, Rhode Island Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White26,4386.93%
Black1,3503.11%
Hispanic1,2791.39%
2 or More5944.61%
Other3370.86%
Indian1816.51%
Asian1650.78%
Hawaiian5714.25%

Providence County, Rhode Island Veterans by Education

8.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Providence County, Rhode Island Employment Status

64.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Providence County, Rhode Island Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

55.83%

Born in Rhode Island

81.40%

Native Born

18.60%

Foreign Born

9.12%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

81.40% of Providence County, Rhode Island residents were born in the United States, with 55.83% having been born in Rhode Island. 9.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Providence County, Rhode Island

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Providence17803817921911810.66%
Cranston80386810346480.81%
Pawtucket71141714272860.40%
East Providence47033473373040.65%
Woonsocket41196414062100.51%
Central Falls1938319347-36-0.19%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990