Situation & Outlook Demographic-Economic Narrative Profile
Geographic area: Rhode Island

Created 11/21/2012. Next update 12/21/2012. [S&O Profiles & Reports] [Narrative Profile Main] [Notes section]

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1. Population. The Rhode Island total population increased from 1,048,319 (2000) to 1,051,302 (2011) -- a change of 2,983 ( 0.28%). The median age increased from 36.7 (2000) to 39.5 (2011). The population ages 5-to-17 changed from 183,926 (2000) to 163,628 (2011) -- a change of -20,298 ( -11.04%).

  Population by Gender/AgeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 1,048,319 100.0 1,051,302 100.0 2,983 0.3
  Male 503,635 48.0 508,396 48.4 4,761 0.9
  Female 544,684 52.0 542,906 51.6 -1,778 -0.3
  Under 5 years 63,896 6.1 55,446 5.3 -8,450 -13.2
  5 to 9 years 71,905 6.9 60,734 5.8 -11,171 -15.5
  10 to 14 years 71,370 6.8 62,459 5.9 -8,911 -12.5
  15 to 19 years 75,445 7.2 78,058 7.4 2,613 3.5
  20 to 24 years 71,813 6.9 82,339 7.8 10,526 14.7
  25 to 34 years 140,326 13.4 129,313 12.3 -11,013 -7.8
  35 to 44 years 170,310 16.2 134,224 12.8 -36,086 -21.2
  45 to 54 years 141,863 13.5 159,166 15.1 17,303 12.2
  55 to 59 years 49,982 4.8 72,960 6.9 22,978 46.0
  60 to 64 years 39,007 3.7 62,926 6.0 23,919 61.3
  65 to 74 years 73,684 7.0 75,692 7.2 2,008 2.7
  75 to 84 years 57,821 5.5 51,231 4.9 -6,590 -11.4
  85 years and over 20,897 2.0 26,754 2.5 5,857 28.0
  Median age 36.7... 39.5... 2.8 7.6

Census 2010 Population by 5-Year Age Group & Gender with Population Pyramid [
ranking table ... population pyramids]
Age Male Male% Female Female%
  0- 429,3962.828,0522.7
  5- 931,0513.029,3892.8
  10-1432,6733.131,1513.0
  15-1940,1573.839,8893.8
  20-2441,2293.940,9383.9
  25-2933,1263.132,6733.1
  30-3430,0562.931,1073.0
  35-3931,1853.032,5453.1
  40-4435,6353.437,4953.6
  45-4939,4353.741,8654.0
  50-5439,1383.741,9124.0
  55-5933,9083.236,7263.5
  60-6428,9692.830,9862.9
  65-6919,9991.922,8032.2
  70-7413,8051.317,2721.6
  75-7911,2191.115,4261.5
  80-849,2620.915,3451.5
  85+ 8,1570.818,5931.8

2. Race/Origin. Among major race groups, the Asian population increased from 23,665 (2000) to 33,235 (2011) -- a change of 9,570 ( 40.44%). Among 'race alone or in combination with other race(s),' the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population changed from 1,783 (2000) to 955 (2011) -- a change of -828 ( -46.44%).

  Population by Race/OriginCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 1,048,319 100.0 1,051,302 100.0 2,983 0.3
One Race 1,020,068 97.3 1,022,546 97.3 2,478 0.2
  White 891,191 85.0 859,000 81.7 -32,191 -3.6
  Black or African American 46,908 4.5 63,397 6.0 16,489 35.2
  American Indian and Alaska Native 5,121 0.5 4,370 0.4 -751 -14.7
  Asian 23,665 2.3 33,235 3.2 9,570 40.4
    Asian Indian 2,942 0.3 6,368 0.6 3,426 116.5
    Chinese 4,974 0.5 8,149 0.8 3,175 63.8
    Filipino 2,062 0.2 2,814 0.3 752 36.5
    Japanese 784 0.1 530 0.1 -254 -32.4
    Korean 1,560 0.1 1,330 0.1 -230 -14.7
    Vietnamese 952 0.1 1,292 0.1 340 35.7
    Other Asian 10,391 1.0 12,752 1.2 2,361 22.7
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 567 0.1 188 0.0 -379 -66.8
    Native Hawaiian 114 0.0 -1 0.0 -115 -100.9
    Guamanian or Chamorro 248 0.0 -1 0.0 -249 -100.4
    Samoan 80 0.0 -1 0.0 -81 -101.3
    Other Pacific Islander 125 0.0 -1 0.0 -126 -100.8
  Some other race 52,616 5.0 62,356 5.9 9,740 18.5
Two or more races 28,251 2.7 28,756 2.7 505 1.8
Race alone or in comb. with one or more other races      
  White 910,630 86.9 880,041 83.7 -30,589 -3.4
  Black or African American 58,051 5.5 79,720 7.6 21,669 37.3
  American Indian and Alaska Native 10,725 1.0 12,823 1.2 2,098 19.6
  Asian 28,290 2.7 38,814 3.7 10,524 37.2
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1,783 0.2 955 0.1 -828 -46.4
  Some other race 69,002 6.6 70,392 6.7 1,390 2.0
Hispanic 90,820 8.7 134,714 12.8 43,894 48.3

3. Households and Families. The number of households (occupied housing units) increased from 408,424 (2000) to 412,259 (2011) -- a change of 3,835 ( 0.94%). The number of families decreased from 265,398 (2000) to 256,181 (2011) -- a change of -9,217 ( -3.47%).

  Households and FamiliesCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total households 408,424 100.0 412,259 100.0 3,835 0.9
  Family households (families) 265,398 65.0 256,181 62.1 -9,217 -3.5
    Married-couple family 196,757 48.2 181,495 44.0 -15,262 -7.8
  Nonfamily households 143,026 35.0 156,078 37.9 13,052 9.1
    Householder living alone 116,678 28.6 126,149 30.6 9,471 8.1
      Householder 65 years and over 46,417 11.4 46,920 11.4 503 1.1

4. Educational Attainment. The number of high school graduates decreased from 192,914 (2000) to 187,966 (2011) -- a change of -4,948 ( -2.56%).

  Educational AttainmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 25 years and over 694,573 100.0 712,266 100.0 17,693 2.5
  Less than 9th grade 56,312 8.1 45,849 6.4 -10,463 -18.6
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma 96,774 13.9 62,562 8.8 -34,212 -35.4
  High school graduate (includes equivalency) 192,914 27.8 187,966 26.4 -4,948 -2.6
  Some college, no degree 122,261 17.6 134,592 18.9 12,331 10.1
  Associate's degree 48,495 7.0 59,485 8.4 10,990 22.7
  Bachelor's degree 110,175 15.9 134,049 18.8 23,874 21.7
  Graduate or professional degree 67,642 9.7 87,763 12.3 20,121 29.7
  Percent high school graduate or higher... 78.0... 84.8 6.8 8.7
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher... 25.6... 31.1 5.5 21.5

5. School Enrollment. Total school enrollment for population 3 years and over decreased from 290,605 (2000) to 277,923 (2011) -- a change of -12,682 ( -4.36%).

  School EnrollmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 290,605 100.0 277,923 100.0 -12,682 -4.4
  Nursery school, preschool 16,207 5.6 16,888 6.1 681 4.2
  Kindergarten 14,443 5.0 9,852 3.5 -4,591 -31.8
  Elementary school (grades 1-8) 118,468 40.8 96,288 34.6 -22,180 -18.7
  High school (grades 9-12) 57,478 19.8 55,145 19.8 -2,333 -4.1
  College or graduate school 84,009 28.9 99,750 35.9 15,741 18.7

6. Language. The population 5 years and over who spoke a language other than English at home, but spoke English less than "very well," increased from 83,624 (2000) to 87,093 (2011) -- a change of 3,469 ( 4.15%).

  Language Spoken at HomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 5 years and over 985,184 100.0 995,856 100.0 10,672 1.1
  English only 788,560 80.0 784,706 78.8 -3,854 -0.5
  Language other than English 196,624 20.0 211,150 21.2 14,526 7.4
    Speak English less than "very well" 83,624 8.5 87,093 8.7 3,469 4.1
  Spanish 79,443 8.1 106,799 10.7 27,356 34.4
    Speak English less than "very well" 40,403 4.1 48,460 4.9 8,057 19.9
  Other Indo-European languages 91,449 9.3 73,227 7.4 -18,222 -19.9
    Speak English less than "very well" 31,517 3.2 25,264 2.5 -6,253 -19.8
  Asian and Pacific Islander languages 19,926 2.0 23,197 2.3 3,271 16.4
    Speak English less than "very well" 9,991 1.0 11,801 1.2 1,810 18.1

7. Employment. Total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 500,731 (2000) to 511,235 (2011) -- a change of 10,504 ( 2.10%).

  Labor Force StatusCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 16 years and over 827,797 100.0 858,706 100.0 30,909 3.7
  In labor force 534,353 64.6 572,801 66.7 38,448 7.2
    Civilian labor force 530,590 64.1 569,816 66.4 39,226 7.4
      Employed 500,731 60.5 511,235 59.5 10,504 2.1
      Unemployed 29,859 3.6 58,581 6.8 28,722 96.2
      Percent of civilian labor force... 5.6... 10.3 4.7 83.9
    Armed Forces 3,763 0.5 2,985 0.3 -778 -20.7
  Not in labor force 293,444 35.4 285,905 33.3 -7,539 -2.6

  Employment by IndustryCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 500,731 100.0 511,235 100.0 10,504 2.1
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 2,396 0.5 2,787 0.5 391 16.3
  Construction 27,242 5.4 22,925 4.5 -4,317 -15.8
  Manufacturing 82,260 16.4 55,729 10.9 -26,531 -32.3
  Wholesale trade 16,965 3.4 11,037 2.2 -5,928 -34.9
  Retail trade 60,426 12.1 63,331 12.4 2,905 4.8
  Transportation and warehousing,and utilities 19,474 3.9 18,741 3.7 -733 -3.8
  Information 11,346 2.3 8,332 1.6 -3,014 -26.6
  Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 34,688 6.9 38,252 7.5 3,564 10.3
  Prof, scientific, mgmt, admin & waste mgmt services 41,550 8.3 47,380 9.3 5,830 14.0
  Educational, health and social services 115,236 23.0 140,069 27.4 24,833 21.5
  Arts, entertainment, recreation, accom & food services 43,230 8.6 55,321 10.8 12,091 28.0
  Other services (except public administration) 23,299 4.7 22,820 4.5 -479 -2.1
  Public administration 22,619 4.5 24,511 4.8 1,892 8.4

Monthly Labor Force Characteristics. The total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 556,837 (May 2012) to 563,411 (Oct 2012) -- a change of 6,574 ( 1.2%).

  Monthly Labor Force Characteristics
Item (seasonally adjusted)May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012
Civilian Labor Force556,837555,242554,788554,701558,143563,411
  Employed495,412494,953494,855495,480499,480504,704
  Unemployed61,42560,28959,93359,22158,66358,707
  Unemployment rate 11.0 10.9 10.8 10.7 10.5 10.4

8. Commuting to Work. In 2000, the mean travel time to work was 22.5 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 490,905). In 2011, the mean travel time to work was 23.4 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 501,044).

9. Geographic Mobility. In 2000, 41.92% ( 412,975) of the population 5 years and over ( 985,184) lived in a different house than in 1995. In 2011, 13.10% ( 136,236) of the population 1 year and over ( 1,040,022) lived in a different house than in 2010. There are no 5 year earlier place of residence data for 2011.

10. Income. The median household income increased from $42,090 (2000) to $53,636 (2011) -- a change of $11,546 ( 27.43%). The per capita income increased from $21,688 (2000) to $29,277 (2011) -- a change of $7,589 ( 34.99%).

Household income recent change: 2010 to 2011. The median household income decreased from $53,879 (2010) to $53,636 (2011) -- a change of ($243) ( -0.45%). The Gini Index measure of income inequality changed from 0.467 (2010) to 0.467 (2011) -- a change of 0.000 ( 0.000%). See related details:
http://proximityone.com/statetrends_income.htm.

  Household IncomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Households 408,412 100.0 412,259 100.0 3,847 0.9
  Less than $10,000 43,800 10.7 33,299 8.1 -10,501 -24.0
  $10,000 to $14,999 28,604 7.0 25,369 6.2 -3,235 -11.3
  $15,000 to $24,999 50,524 12.4 43,401 10.5 -7,123 -14.1
  $25,000 to $34,999 48,428 11.9 38,026 9.2 -10,402 -21.5
  $35,000 to $49,999 64,068 15.7 52,577 12.8 -11,491 -17.9
  $50,000 to $74,999 82,350 20.2 71,972 17.5 -10,378 -12.6
  $75,000 to $99,999 43,623 10.7 50,678 12.3 7,055 16.2
  $100,000 to $149,999 31,162 7.6 58,742 14.2 27,580 88.5
  $150,000 to $199,999 7,914 1.9 21,863 5.3 13,949 176.3
  $200,000 or more 7,939 1.9 16,332 4.0 8,393 105.7
  Median household income (dollars) 42,090... 53,636... 11,546 27.4
  Median family income (dollars) 52,781... 69,604... 16,823 31.9
  Per capita income (dollars) 21,688... 29,277... 7,589 35.0

Personal Income. Total personal income increased from $46,390M (2011Q2) to $47,465M (2012Q2) -- a change of $1,075M ( 2.3%). Per capita personal income increased from $44,060 (2011Q2) to $45,149 (2012Q2) -- a change of $955 ( 2.2%).

  Personal Income by Component
Item ($ millions; seasonally adjusted)2011Q12011Q22011Q32011Q42012Q12012Q2
Personal income 45,60346,39046,27446,23447,00647,465
  Nonfarm personal income 10.1/ 45,58946,37646,26146,22146,98647,445
  Farm income 10.2/ 151413132020
Derivation of personal income       
Earnings by place of work 30,64631,33531,26731,14031,71831,964
  Less: cont. for govt social insurance 10.3/ 3,4573,5463,5403,5353,5993,620
  Employee & self-empl. cont. for govt social insurance 1,6521,7081,7141,7181,7361,747
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 1,8051,8371,8261,8171,8631,873
  Plus: Adjustment for residence 10.4/ 1,5341,5611,5021,5151,5711,592
  Equals: Net earnings by place of residence 28,72329,35129,22929,11929,69029,936
  Plus: Dividends, interest, and rent 10.5/ 7,3597,5127,5477,6027,7017,864
  Plus: Personal current transfer receipts 9,5219,5289,4989,5139,6159,664
Components of earnings by place of work       
Wage and salary disbursements 21,83322,37122,28922,18522,56522,743
Supplements to wages and salaries 5,6125,7335,7355,7015,8005,835
  Employer cont. for employee pensions & insurance 3,8073,8953,9093,8843,9373,962
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 1,8051,8371,8261,8171,8631,873
Proprietors' income 10.6/ 3,2023,2313,2433,2533,3533,386
  Farm proprietors' income 110035
  Nonfarm proprietors' income 3,2003,2313,2433,2543,3503,381
Per Capita Personal Income (dollars) 43,31244,06043,95043,91244,71245,149

11. Poverty. The percent families in poverty changed from 8.85 (2000) to 10.60 (2011). The percent individuals in poverty changed from 11.94 (2000) to 14.70 (2011).

12. Health Insurance. In 2011, the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 1,035,117) with health insurance was 923,283. Of those with health insurance, 738,129 had private health insurance and 318,645 had public health insurance. Corresponding data for 2000 are not available.

13. Disability. In 2000, 20.24% ( 195,806) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years and over ( 967,557) had a disability. In 2011, 11.91% ( 123,240) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 1,035,117) had a disability. Note that the tabulation universes vary between 2000 and 2011.

14. Housing Units & Tenure. The total number of housing units increased changed from 439,837 (2000) to 464,741 (2011) -- a change of 24,904 ( 5.66%).

  Housing Occupancy/Vacancy & TenureCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total housing units 439,837 100.0 464,741 100.0 24,904 5.7
  Occupied housing units 408,424 92.9 412,259 88.7 3,835 0.9
    Owner-occupied housing units 245,156 55.7 249,754 53.7 4,598 1.9
    Renter-occupied housing units 163,268 37.1 162,505 35.0 -763 -0.5
  Vacant housing units 31,413 7.1 52,482 11.3 21,069 67.1

15. Housing Value. The median housing value changed from $133,000 (2000) to $245,500 (2011) -- a change of $112,500 ( 84.59%).

  Housing ValueCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Value 245,156 100.0 249,754 100.0 4,598 1.9
  Less than $50,000 1,742 0.7 4,958 2.0 3,216 184.6
  $50,000 to $99,999 39,809 16.2 7,226 2.9 -32,583 -81.8
  $100,000 to $149,999 85,975 35.1 20,355 8.2 -65,620 -76.3
  $150,000 to $199,999 37,675 15.4 45,194 18.1 7,519 20.0
  $200,000 to $299,999 23,885 9.7 88,552 35.5 64,667 270.7
  $300,000 to $499,999 9,547 3.9 58,318 23.4 48,771 510.9
  $500,000 to $999,999 2,893 1.2 21,113 8.5 18,220 629.8
  $1,000,000 or more 690 0.3 4,038 1.6 3,348 485.2
Median value (dollars) 133,000... 245,500... 112,500 84.6

16. Housing Gross Rent. The median gross rent changed from $553 (2000) to $875 (2011) -- a change of $322 ( 58.23%).

17. Housing Costs. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners changed from $1,205 (2000) to $1,842 (2011) -- a change of $637 ( 52.86%).

  Mortgage Status; Monthly Owner CostsCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Housing units with a mortgage 142,479 100.0 177,698 100.0 35,219 24.7
  Less than $300 139 0.1 212 0.1 73 52.5
  $300 to $499 2,410 1.7 1,417 0.8 -993 -41.2
  $500 to $699 8,446 5.9 2,804 1.6 -5,642 -66.8
  $700 to $999 30,713 21.6 10,590 6.0 -20,123 -65.5
  $1,000 to $1,499 62,658 44.0 38,164 21.5 -24,494 -39.1
  $1,500 to $1,999 24,374 17.1 53,450 30.1 29,076 119.3
  $2,000 or more 13,739 9.6 71,061 40.0 57,322 417.2
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 1,205... 1,842... 637 52.9
Housing units without a mortgage 59,737 41.9 72,056 100.0 12,319 20.6
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 406... 654... 248 61.1


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  • When "2011" is referenced, the data are from ACS 2011.
  • Monthly employment data are from BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Current Employment Statistics programs
  • Quarterly personal income data are from BEA personal income estimates

Table Notes
10.1/ Nonfarm personal income is total personal income less farm income.
10.2/ Farm income is farm earnings less farm employer contributions for social insurance.
10.3/ Contributions for government social insurance are included in earnings by type and industry, but excluded from personal income.
10.4/ Adjustment for residence is the net inflow of the earnings of interarea commuters. For the U.S., it consists of adjustments for border workers and for certain temporary and migratory workers: Wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents commuting or working temporarily outside U.S. borders less wage and salary disbursements to foreign residents commuting or working temporarily inside U.S. borders.
10.5/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
10.6/ Proprietors' income includes inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment.
Government Social Insurance: Employee and self-employed contributions for social insurance consists of the payments by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following programs: Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, or social security); Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare); railroad retirement; state unemployment insurance; temporary disability insurance; and veterans’ life insurance.

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