Providence County, Rhode Island Population 2018

Providence County, Rhode Island's estimated population is 637,357 with a growth rate of 0.95% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Providence County, Rhode Island is the 1st largest county in Rhode Island.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017637,3576,0130.95%
2016631,344-4,178-0.66%
2016635,5222,0030.32%
2015633,5191,4320.23%
2014632,0872,0540.33%
2013630,0334360.07%
2012629,5971,5080.24%
2011628,0899580.15%
2010627,13130,8615.18%
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%

Providence County, Rhode Island Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White462,744
Black or African American61,173
Some Other Race56,495
Asian25,796
Two or More Races21,113
American Indian and Alaska Native3,653
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander370

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Providence County, Rhode Island Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Providence County, Rhode Island Median Age

37.3


Total

35.5


Male

38.9


Female

Providence County, Rhode Island Adults

There are 498,130 adults, (89,651 of which are seniors) in Providence County, Rhode Island.

Providence County, Rhode Island Age Dependency

54.5

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Providence County, Rhode Island Sex Ratio

Female

325,043

51.48%

Male

306,301

48.52%

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
Married76%24%
All52.9%47.1%
Male46.2%53.8%
Non Family37.2%62.8%
Female35.6%64.4%

52.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Providence County, Rhode Island Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All237,4592.5552.9
Married95,0433.376
Non Family90,7851.2837.2
Female39,4293.3835.6
Male12,2023.4546.2

3.23

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Providence County, Rhode Island Households

Providence County, Rhode Island Education

Providence County, Rhode Island Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade34,0448.00%
9th to 12th Grade37,2348.75%
High School Graduate126,06229.64%
Some College78,29018.41%
Associates Degree33,7357.93%
Bachelors Degree70,13616.49%
Graduate Degree45,82410.77%

Providence County, Rhode Island Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White297,512261,38692,668
Hispanic70,34846,2567,615
Black35,67828,1506,553
Other Race31,88218,8702,674
Asian15,38712,2146,921
Multiple Races8,9307,2552,531
Native American2,2621,797283
Islander20318751

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 92.12%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 44.98%.

Providence County, Rhode Island Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,232$41,954$32,292
Less Than High School$23,264$27,150$18,018
High School Grad$31,228$37,532$25,733
Some College$35,420$41,687$31,025
Bachelors Degree$50,615$57,007$45,230
Graduate Degree$65,506$72,815$61,832

$37,232

Average Earnings

$41,954

Average Male

$32,292

Average Female

Providence County, Rhode Island Language

Providence County, Rhode Island Language by Age

Providence County, Rhode Island Language

69.47% of Providence County, Rhode Island residents speak only English, while 30.53% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.91% of the population.

Providence County, Rhode Island Poverty

Providence County, Rhode Island Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic129,65142,54132.81%
White381,30740,87310.72%
Other55,35417,55331.71%
Black58,69314,88725.36%
Multiple19,7395,32726.99%
Asian24,0823,78515.72%
Native3,4991,35838.81%
Islander332195.72%

17.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.93%

Male Poverty Rate

18.41%

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 38.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Providence County, Rhode Island is Islander, with 5.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.53%.

Providence County, Rhode Island Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.97%
High School15.35%
Some College11.96%
Bachelors or Greater5.19%

Providence County, Rhode Island Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.59%
Male Unemployed33.09%
Female Employed8.15%
Male Employed5.47%

Providence County, Rhode Island Income

Providence County, Rhode Island Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,637$70,082
Families$64,581$83,019
Married Families$85,648$102,854
Non Families$30,220$45,689

Providence County, Rhode Island Marital Status

Providence County, Rhode Island Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.5%

Male Marriage Rate

38.1%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Providence County, Rhode Island Marital Status by Race

Providence County, Rhode Island Veterans

Providence County, Rhode Island Veterans by War

30,911

Number of Veterans

29,126

Male Veterans

1,785

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam10,751
Korea4,411
Second Gulf War3,574
First Gulf War3,149
World War II2,514

Providence County, Rhode Island Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+9,227
65 to 747,986
35 to 545,966
55 to 645,668
18 to 342,064

Providence County, Rhode Island Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White27,9857.38%
Black1,4313.29%
Hispanic1,2211.38%
2 or More5734.67%
Other3981.01%
Asian2641.31%
Indian1746.17%
Hawaiian8631.39%

Providence County, Rhode Island Veterans by Education

8.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Providence County, Rhode Island Employment Status

Providence County, Rhode Island Employment by Age

64.5%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Providence County, Rhode Island Employment by Race

Providence County, Rhode Island Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  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