Kent County, Rhode Island Population 2021

Kent County, Rhode Island's estimated population is 164,770 with a growth rate of 0.15% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kent County, Rhode Island is the 3rd largest county inRhode Island. The 2010 Population was 166,030 and has seen a growth of -0.76% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021164,7702390.15%
2020164,5312390.15%
2019164,2922390.15%
2018164,0535100.31%
2017163,543-168-0.10%
2016163,711-36-0.02%
2015163,747-743-0.45%
2014164,4901320.08%
2013164,358-269-0.16%
2012164,627-651-0.39%
2011165,278-752-0.45%
2010166,0304,8953.04%
1990161,1356,9724.52%
1980154,16311,7818.27%
1970142,38229,76326.43%
1960112,61934,85644.82%
195077,76319,45233.36%
194058,3116,92113.47%
193051,39013,12134.29%
192038,2691,8915.20%
191036,3786,40221.36%
190029,9763,22212.04%
189026,7546,16629.95%
188020,5881,99310.72%
187018,5951,2927.47%
186017,3032,23514.83%
185015,0681,98515.17%
184013,0832942.30%
183012,7892,56125.04%
182010,2283944.01%
18109,8341,34715.87%
18008,487-361-4.08%
17908,8480.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.15% (239)
Founded
June 11, 1750
County Seat
2010 Population
166,030
Growth Since 2010
-0.76% (-1,260)
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Kent County, Rhode Island Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White149,64291.32%
Asian4,4742.73%
Two or More Races3,7512.29%
Black or African American3,1571.93%
Some Other Race2,3041.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native5250.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.01%
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Kent County, Rhode Island Population by Race

Kent County, Rhode Island Population Pyramid $2021

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Kent County, Rhode Island Median Age

43.9


Total

41.6


Male

45.6


Female

Kent County, Rhode Island Adults

There are 132,809 adults, (30,180 of whom are seniors) in Kent County, Rhode Island.

Kent County, Rhode Island Age Dependency

59.7

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Kent County, Rhode Island Sex Ratio

Female

84,577

51.61%

Male

79,292

48.39%

Kent County, Rhode Island Population by Age

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

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Kent County, Rhode Island Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family53.4%46.6%
Male61.9%38.1%
Female62.4%37.6%
All70.1%29.9%
Married85.5%14.5%

70.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kent County, Rhode Island Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All69,4222.3470.1
Married33,4153.0585.5
Non Family26,0231.2153.4
Female6,7552.8862.4
Male3,2293.0261.9

2.94

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Kent County, Rhode Island Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,1492.60%
9th to 12th Grade6,3285.23%
High School Graduate33,87727.99%
Some College24,31420.09%
Associates Degree13,08910.81%
Bachelors Degree25,35520.95%
Graduate Degree14,91812.33%
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Kent County, Rhode Island Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kent County, Rhode Island Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White109,665101,52935,982
Hispanic4,4403,7371,234
Asian3,0972,8371,953
Black2,2042,023759
Other Race1,6851,327303
2+ Races1,4961,346489
Native American46134353

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.58%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.06%.

Kent County, Rhode Island Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,818$55,387$41,926
Less Than 9th Grade$31,750$40,148$21,164
High School Graduate$37,297$42,726$29,253
Some College$45,487$55,440$38,855
Bachelors Degree$59,126$68,637$51,165
Graduate Degree$76,158$93,485$71,161

$48,818

Average Earnings

$55,387

Average Male

$41,926

Average Female

Kent County, Rhode Island Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kent County, Rhode Island Language by Age

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Kent County, Rhode Island Language

90.85% of Kent County, Rhode Island residents speak only English, while 9.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.04% of the population.

Kent County, Rhode Island Language

Kent County, Rhode Island Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White143,58410,6467.41%
Hispanic7,8977749.80%
Other2,28646020.12%
Multiple3,7203419.17%
Asian4,4022946.68%
Black3,1412166.88%
Native52513726.10%

7.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.04%

Male Poverty Rate

8.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kent County, Rhode Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kent County, Rhode Island is Native, with 26.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kent County, Rhode Island is Asian, with 6.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.96%.

Kent County, Rhode Island Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.49%
High School9.73%
Some College6.32%
Bachelors or Greater2.88%

Kent County, Rhode Island Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed28.97%
Male Unemployed27.11%
Female Employed3.80%
Male Employed2.75%

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

Kent County, Rhode Island Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$73,521$93,286
Families$93,034$113,892
Married Families$105,986$127,198
Non Families$41,107$54,980
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Income by Household Type

Kent County, Rhode Island Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Kent County, Rhode Island Married by Age and Sex

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Kent County, Rhode Island Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Kent County, Rhode Island Marital Status by Race

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Kent County, Rhode Island Marital Status

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10,907

Number of Veterans

10,244

Male Veterans

663

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,118
First Gulf War1,781
Second Gulf War1,607
Korea994
World War II594

Kent County, Rhode Island Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,399
75+2,823
35 to 542,131
55 to 641,769
18 to 34785

Kent County, Rhode Island Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White10,2868.39%
Black30811.78%
Hispanic1472.73%
Other Race1458.32%
Native American6213.45%
Asian561.64%
2+ Races502.76%

Kent County, Rhode Island Veterans by Race

Kent County, Rhode Island Veterans by Education

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5.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kent County, Rhode Island Veterans by Education

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67.6%

Labor Force Participation

64.8%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Kent County, Rhode Island Employment by Age

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Kent County, Rhode Island Employment by Race

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Kent County, Rhode Island Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.55%

Born in Kent County, Rhode Island

93.86%

Native Born

6.14%

Foreign Born

2.19%

Non Citizen

3.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.86% of Kent County, Rhode Island residents were born in the United States, with 70.55% having been born in Rhode Island. 2.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Kent County, Rhode Island Place of Birth

  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

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