Bristol County, Rhode Island Population 2024

50,203

Bristol County, Rhode Island's estimated 2024 population is 50,203 with a growth rate of -0.1% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bristol County, Rhode Island is the 5th largest county in Rhode Island. The 2010 population was 49,817 and has seen a growth of 0.77% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202949,943-52-0.1%
202849,995-52-0.1%
202750,047-52-0.1%
202650,099-52-0.1%
202550,151-52-0.1%
202450,203-52-0.1%
202350,255-52-0.1%
202250,307-467-0.92%
202150,774-10-0.02%
202050,7842,2574.65%
201948,527-169-0.35%
201848,696-91-0.19%
201748,787-79-0.16%
201648,866-293-0.6%
201549,159590.12%
201449,100-166-0.34%
201349,266-14-0.03%
201249,280420.09%
201149,238-579-1.16%
201049,81700%
199048,8591,9174.08%
198046,9421,0052.19%
197045,9378,79123.67%
196037,1468,06727.74%
195029,0793,53113.82%
194025,5484591.83%
193025,0891,9768.55%
192023,1135,51131.31%
191017,6024,45833.92%
190013,1441,71615.02%
189011,428340.3%
188011,3941,97320.94%
18709,4215145.77%
18608,9073934.62%
18508,5142,03831.47%
18406,4761,03018.91%
18305,446-191-3.39%
18205,63756511.14%
18105,0721,27133.44%
18003,80159018.37%
17903,211-46,732-93.57%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.1% (-52)
2020 Population
50,784
Area
24 mi²
Density
2092 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-1.14% (-581)
Founded
1747

Bristol County, Rhode Island Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White46,37491.54%
Two or more races2,0123.97%
Asian1,2292.43%
Black or African American5151.02%
Other race5000.99%
Native American280.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bristol County, Rhode Island Population by Race

Bristol County, Rhode Island Population Pyramid 2024

Bristol County, Rhode Island Median Age

43.9

Total

42.7

Male

44.9

Female

Bristol County, Rhode Island Adults

There are 41,454 adults, (10,148 of whom are seniors) in Bristol County, Rhode Island.

Bristol County, Rhode Island Age Dependency

61.8

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Bristol County, Rhode Island Sex Ratio

Female26,08751.5%
Male24,57148.5%

Bristol County, Rhode Island Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All19,1732.4473.226.8
Married10,1143.1890.79.3
Non Family6,6271.194951
Female1,7672.7561.338.7
Male6652.780.519.5

3.04

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

73.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bristol County, Rhode Island Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8572.42%
9th to 12th Grade1,5284.31%
High School Graduate7,50321.18%
Some College5,05414.27%
Associates Degree2,2806.44%
Bachelors Degree9,70827.41%
Graduate Degree8,48923.97%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Bristol County, Rhode Island Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White32,59330,43416,843
Hispanic993825523
2+ Races962911481
Asian781781400
Black315300132
Other Race260180112
Native American19198

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 52.67%.

Bristol County, Rhode Island Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$63,419$81,745$50,170
Less Than 9th Grade$31,897$55,574$28,625
High School Graduate$41,563$50,511$32,601
Some College$46,631$55,777$42,064
Bachelors Degree$77,115$103,786$55,446
Graduate Degree$100,594$120,884$82,746

$63,419

Average Earnings

$81,745

Average Male

$50,170

Average Female

Bristol County, Rhode Island Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bristol County, Rhode Island Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bristol County, Rhode Island Language

87.5% of Bristol County, Rhode Island residents speak only English, while 12.5% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 9.42% of the population.

Bristol County, Rhode Island Language

Bristol County, Rhode Island Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White42,0632,7776.6%
Asian1,18530125.4%
Hispanic1,64919211.64%
Multiple1,9431346.9%
Other4496213.81%
Black403143.47%
Native281139.29%

7.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.21%

Male Poverty Rate

8.2%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bristol County, Rhode Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bristol County, Rhode Island is Native, with 39.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bristol County, Rhode Island is Black, with 3.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.84%.

Bristol County, Rhode Island Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.92%
High School12.73%
Some College10.93%
Bachelors or Greater3.25%

Bristol County, Rhode Island Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed28.97%
Female Unemployed18.86%
Female Employed3.92%
Male Employed2.34%

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

Bristol County, Rhode Island Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$105,875$145,356
Families$135,125$182,382
Married Families$148,724$-999,999,999
Non Families$47,578$70,795

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bristol County, Rhode Island Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Bristol County, Rhode Island Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bristol County, Rhode Island Marriage

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

Bristol County, Rhode Island Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bristol County, Rhode Island Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,355

Number of Veterans

2,234

Male Veterans

121

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam746
Second Gulf War499
First Gulf War437
Korea275
World War II186

Bristol County, Rhode Island Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+927
35 to 54484
65 to 74463
55 to 64305
18 to 34176

Bristol County, Rhode Island Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2,2385.82%
Hispanic846.82%
Asian475.05%
Other Race317.83%
2+ Races242.06%
Black153.52%

Bristol County, Rhode Island Veterans by Race

Bristol County, Rhode Island Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bristol County, Rhode Island Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.6%

Labor Force Participation

60.8%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Bristol County, Rhode Island Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bristol County, Rhode Island Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bristol County, Rhode Island Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

44.12%

Born in Bristol County, Rhode Island

90.05%

Native Born

9.95%

Foreign Born

2.24%

Non Citizen

7.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.05% of Bristol County, Rhode Island residents were born in the United States, with 44.12% having been born in Rhode Island. 2.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Bristol County, Rhode Island Place of Birth

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