Providence County, Rhode Island Population 2021

Providence County, Rhode Island's estimated population is 642,887 with a growth rate of 0.31% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Providence County, Rhode Island is the null largest county in Rhode Island. The 2010 Population was 627,838 and has seen a growth of 2.40% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021642,8871,9780.31%
2020640,9091,9780.31%
2019638,9311,9780.31%
2018636,9532,8230.45%
2017634,130-792-0.12%
2016634,9221,1750.19%
2015633,7471,0790.17%
2014632,6681,0840.17%
2013631,5843550.06%
2012631,2291,8360.29%
2011629,3931,5550.25%
2010627,83831,5685.29%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.31%
County Website
Founded
June 22, 1703
2010 Population
627,838
Growth Since 2010
2.40%
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Providence County, Rhode Island Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White463,56772.92%
Black or African American62,6989.86%
Some Other Race53,0468.34%
Asian26,4314.16%
Two or More Races26,0934.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,3790.53%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5230.08%
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Providence County, Rhode Island Population By Race

Providence County, Rhode Island Population Pyramid 2021

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Providence County, Rhode Island Median Age

37.4


Total

35.8


Male

38.9


Female

Providence County, Rhode Island Adults

There are 504,118 adults, (95,189 of whom are seniors) in Providence County, Rhode Island.

Providence County, Rhode Island Age Dependency

55.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Providence County, Rhode Island Sex Ratio

Mujer

326,338

51.33%

Masculino

309,399

48.67%

Providence County, Rhode Island Population by Age

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

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Providence County, Rhode Island Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.9%24.1%
All54.2%45.8%
Masculino51.9%48.1%
Non Family39%61%
Mujer36.7%63.3%

54.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Providence County, Rhode Island Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All237,9712.5654.2
Married95,9743.3475.9
Non Family93,5551.2739
Mujer36,6243.5736.7
Masculino11,8183.3751.9

3.29

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Providence County, Rhode Island Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade30,3946.99%
9th to 12th Grade31,4617.24%
High School Graduate134,67530.98%
Some College77,76817.89%
Associates Degree34,4397.92%
Bachelors Degree76,17217.52%
Graduate Degree49,77611.45%
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Providence County, Rhode Island Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Providence County, Rhode Island Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White292,686262,60698,329
Hispanic79,81257,7569,606
Black37,75731,8397,626
Other Race30,96919,7722,872
Asian17,05414,4558,155
2+ Races10,7019,0502,863
Native American2,1031,421416
Islander31531082

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 98.41%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.82%.

Providence County, Rhode Island Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$42,478$48,156$37,348
Less Than 9th Grade$27,087$31,460$21,601
High School Graduate$35,260$41,677$29,945
Some College$39,859$46,957$35,011
Bachelors Degree$54,750$63,788$49,218
Graduate Degree$72,764$79,764$68,479

$42,478

Average Earnings

$48,156

Average Male

$37,348

Average Female

Providence County, Rhode Island Earnings by Educational Attainment

Providence County, Rhode Island Language by Age

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Providence County, Rhode Island Language

68.33% of Providence County, Rhode Island residents speak only English, while 31.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.93% of the population.

Providence County, Rhode Island Language

Providence County, Rhode Island Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic141,55337,64826.60%
White369,77634,7269.39%
Other51,77313,63526.34%
Black59,98113,33322.23%
Multiple24,6066,00624.41%
Asian24,4334,54218.59%
Native3,21279924.88%
Islander50611021.74%

15.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.95%

Male Poverty Rate

16.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Providence County, Rhode Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in Providence County, Rhode Island is Hispanic, with 26.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Providence County, Rhode Island is White, with 9.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.11%.

Providence County, Rhode Island Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.70%
High School14.39%
Some College10.41%
Bachelors or Greater5.30%

Providence County, Rhode Island Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.42%
Male Unemployed30.08%
Female Employed7.01%
Male Employed4.58%

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

Providence County, Rhode Island Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,974$78,852
Families$75,620$94,340
Married Families$94,743$114,830
Non Families$34,379$51,025
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Income by Household Type

Providence County, Rhode Island Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.9%

Male Marriage Rate

37.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Providence County, Rhode Island Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Providence County, Rhode Island Marital Status

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26,209

Number of Veterans

24,688

Male Veterans

1,521

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam9,422
Second Gulf War3,976
First Gulf War3,517
Korea3,090
World War II1,416

Providence County, Rhode Island Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+7,996
65 to 747,360
35 to 544,815
55 to 644,243
18 to 341,795

Providence County, Rhode Island Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White23,1536.07%
Black1,5143.30%
Hispanic1,4211.44%
2+ Races5873.99%
Other Race4751.27%
Asian2811.31%
Native American1565.81%
Islander4311.32%

Providence County, Rhode Island Veterans by Race

Providence County, Rhode Island Veterans by Education

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9.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Providence County, Rhode Island Veterans by Education

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64.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.3%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Providence County, Rhode Island Employment by Age

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Providence County, Rhode Island Employment by Race

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Providence 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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55.96%

Born in Providence County, Rhode Island

81.57%

Native Born

18.43%

Foreign Born

8.36%

Non Citizen

10.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.57% of Providence County, Rhode Island residents were born in the United States, with 55.96% having been born in Rhode Island. 8.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Providence 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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