Providence County, Rhode Island Population 2020

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
White465,51273.36%
Black or African American60,9429.60%
Some Other Race53,6308.45%
Asian26,4074.16%
Two or More Races23,8373.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,6770.58%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5280.08%

Providence County, Rhode Island Population Pyramid 2020

Providence County, Rhode Island Median Age

37.3


Total

35.6


Male

38.8


Female

Providence County, Rhode Island Adults

There are 502,574 adults, (93,384 of whom are seniors) in Providence County, Rhode Island.

Providence County, Rhode Island Age Dependency

55.1

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Providence County, Rhode Island Sex Ratio

Female

326,048

51.38%

Male

308,485

48.62%

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
Married75.4%24.6%
All53.5%46.5%
Male50.1%49.9%
Non Family38.3%61.7%
Female35.8%64.2%

53.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All238,1712.5553.5
Married95,9453.3275.4
Non Family92,2041.2738.3
Female37,8473.4635.8
Male12,1753.3950.1

3.26

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Providence County, Rhode Island Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade30,8227.14%
9th to 12th Grade34,7118.04%
High School Graduate133,25230.85%
Some College78,60418.20%
Associates Degree33,0677.66%
Bachelors Degree73,26416.96%
Graduate Degree48,15811.15%

Providence County, Rhode Island Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White294,365261,60495,513
Hispanic76,98354,3878,972
Black35,97729,7267,017
Other Race31,21019,1222,923
Asian16,62513,8417,728
Multiple Races9,8318,1212,632
Native American2,1121,599398
Islander31130672

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 98.39%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.48%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,535$45,550$35,099
Less Than High School$25,302$29,855$20,055
High School Grad$32,432$40,258$26,802
Some College$37,706$44,748$32,437
Bachelors Degree$53,266$61,837$47,891
Graduate Degree$71,808$79,150$66,397

$40,535

Average Earnings

$45,550

Average Male

$35,099

Average Female

Providence County, Rhode Island Language

Providence County, Rhode Island Language by Age

Providence County, Rhode Island Language

68.78% of Providence County, Rhode Island residents speak only English, while 31.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.60% of the population.

Providence County, Rhode Island Poverty

Providence County, Rhode Island Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic138,08039,43728.56%
White374,00639,04510.44%
Other52,40614,36127.40%
Black58,23212,51521.49%
Multiple22,4185,75125.65%
Asian24,4294,44618.20%
Native3,5091,25435.74%
Islander48911523.52%

16.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.84%

Male Poverty Rate

17.48%

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 35.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Providence County, Rhode Island is White, with 10.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.83%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.44%
High School14.58%
Some College11.10%
Bachelors or Greater5.77%

Providence County, Rhode Island Income

Providence County, Rhode Island Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,233$76,155
Families$70,759$90,114
Married Families$90,700$110,593
Non Families$32,363$50,344

Providence County, Rhode Island Marital Status

Providence County, Rhode Island Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.4%

Male Marriage Rate

38.0%

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

28,014

Number of Veterans

26,275

Male Veterans

1,739

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam9,933
Second Gulf War3,901
Korea3,610
First Gulf War3,547
World War II1,671

Providence County, Rhode Island Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White24,9586.53%
Black1,4993.42%
Hispanic1,4311.50%
2 or More6614.85%
Other3791.00%
Asian2651.26%
Indian2007.14%
Hawaiian5213.65%

Providence County, Rhode Island Veterans by Education

9.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Providence County, Rhode Island Employment Status

64.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

6.8%

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

56.02%

Born in Rhode Island

81.42%

Native Born

18.58%

Foreign Born

8.69%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

81.42% of Providence County, Rhode Island residents were born in the United States, with 56.02% having been born in Rhode Island. 8.69% 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
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