Nationwide Claims to Fame

Rhode Island is 3rd out of 51 other states in Female residents

Rhode Island is 3rd out of 51 other states in Population density (people per sqmi)

Rhode Island is 4th out of 51 other states in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Rhode Island is 10th out of 51 other states in Home median value

Rhode Island is 10th out of 51 other states in Residents 65 or older

Rhode Island is 13th out of 51 other states in Income per capita

Rhode Island is 13th out of 51 other states in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Rhode Island is 13th out of 51 other states in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Rhode Island is 14th out of 51 other states in Foreign born residents

Rhode Island is 14th out of 51 other states in Race - Two or More

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Rhode Island Rank US
Current population (2012) 1,050,292 43rd 313,914,040
Size in square miles 1,033.8 50th 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,018.1 3rd 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Rhode Island Rank US
Residents younger than 5 5.2% 48th 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 20.6% 48th 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 15.1% 10th 13.7%
Education Demographics
Rhode Island Rank US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 84.3% 37th 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 30.6% 14th 28.2%
Race Demographics
Rhode Island Rank US
Race - White 85.9% 20th 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 7.3% 28th 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.9% 23rd 1.2%
Race - Asian 3.2% 19th 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 13th 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.5% 14th 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 13.2% 13th 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 75.9% 23rd 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Rhode Island Rank US
Female residents 51.6% 3rd 50.8%
Foreign born residents 12.9% 14th 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Rhode Island Rank US
Housing units 464,728 44th 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 40.6% 4th 25.9%
Households 410,475 43rd 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 62.1% 46th 66.1%
Home median value $270,600 10th $186,200
People per household 2.5 41st 2.6
Building permits (last year) 731 51st 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Rhode Island Rank US
Income per capita $29,685 13th $27,915
Income per household $55,975 19th $52,762
Income below poverty line 12.8% 29th 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Rhode Island Rank US
Non-farm private establishments 28,181 44th 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 406,222 44th 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 96,822 44th 27,092,908
Retail sales $12,286,485 45th $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $11,646 46th $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $2,148,674 44th $613,795,732

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