Rhode Island Overview

Population Demographics

  • The state's population is 87.4% native born and 12.6% foreign born.
  • Rhode Island has a population of 1,052,567 and is the 44th most populous state.
  • The races making up the largest parts of the population are: White [81.4%], Hispanic [12.4%] and Black or African American [5.7%].
  • The state's population is 28.2% college educated and 83.7% have a high school diploma or a GED.
  • Men make up 48.3% of the population and women make up 51.7%.
  • The state's residents are 48.2% married and 51.8% single.

» More about the Rhode Island Population including race, age and gender data.


  • Rhode Island has a poverty rate of 11.1%.
  • The median worker income in Rhode Island is $31,002.
  • Typical commute times differ throughout the state. However, overall 64.2% of works commute under 25 mins daily, 24.1% commute 25-45 mins, and 11.8% have a commute greater than 45 minutes.
  • Typically, people work 38/hrs per week in Rhode Island.
  • The Rhode Island unemployment rate was 8.0%, as of the last census. This is higher than the national average of 7.9%.

» More about the Rhode Island economy including unemployment and income trends.


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