List of Rhode Island Counties by Population
County
Population
Washington
123,546
Providence 621,602
Newport 85,433
Kent 167,090
Bristol 50,648
People QuickFacts Rhode Island USA
Population, 2006 estimate 1,067,610 299,398,484
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 1.8% 6.4%
Population, 2000 1,048,319 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2006 5.8% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2006 22.2% 24.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2006 13.9% 12.4%
Female persons, percent, 2006 51.6% 50.7%
White persons, percent, 2006 (a) 88.7% 80.1%
Black persons, percent, 2006 (a) 6.3% 12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2006 (a) 0.6% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2006 (a) 2.7% 4.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2006 (a) 0.1% 0.2%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2006 1.5% 1.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2006 (b) 11.0% 14.8%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2006 79.6% 66.4%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 58.1% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 11.4% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 20.0% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 78.0% 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 25.6% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 195,806 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 22.5 25.5
Housing units, 2006 449,582 126,316,181
Homeownership rate, 2000 60.0% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 41.2% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $133,000 $119,600
Households, 2000 408,424 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.47 2.59
Median household income, 2004 $47,037 $44,334
Per capita money income, 1999 $21,688 $21,587
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004 11.6% 12.7%
Business QuickFacts Rhode Island USA
Private nonfarm establishments, 2005 30,3311 7,499,702
Private nonfarm employment, 2005 442,2911 116,317,003
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2005 6.5%1 2.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2005 69,316 20,392,068
Total number of firms, 2002 87,446 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 S 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.5% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.7% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 S 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 3.9% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 26.5% 28.2%
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 10,818,058 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 8,566,430 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 10,342,351 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $9,676 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 1,731,799 449,498,718
Building permits, 2006 2,370 1,838,903
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 8,245,2111 2,143,781,7272
Geography QuickFacts Rhode Island USA
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 1,044.93 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000 1,003.2 79.6
FIPS Code 44

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