Bristol County, RI

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2020 Population
48,645
0.244% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jack Reed
Democratic Party
US Senator
Sheldon Whitehouse
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
44.5
0.451% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
7.08%
4.97% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$85,413
2.79% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$364,500
1.79% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
24,636
1.95% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Bristol County, RI had a population of 48.6k people with a median age of 44.5 and a median household income of $85,413. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Bristol County, RI declined from 48,764 to 48,645, a −0.244% decrease and its median household income grew from $83,092 to $85,413, a 2.79% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bristol County, RI are White (Non-Hispanic) (91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.29%), White (Hispanic) (2.28%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.09%).

None of the households in Bristol County, RI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.5% of the residents in Bristol County, RI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bristol County, RI are Roger Williams University (1,203 degrees awarded in 2020) and Roger Williams University School of Law (146 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Bristol County, RI was $364,500, and the homeownership rate was 70.2%.

Most people in Bristol County, RI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Bristol County, RI was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Sunset over Bristol and Little Compton, RI

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Bristol County, RI is home to a population of 48.6k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 10.4% of Bristol County, RI residents were born outside of the country (5.11k people).

In 2020, there were 39.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (44.3k people) in Bristol County, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.11k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.11k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.5%
2020 Citizenship
97.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.5% of Bristol County, RI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Bristol County, RI was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bristol County, RI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    44.3k ± 182
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.11k ± 223
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.11k ± 93
3.14%
Hispanic Population
1.53k people

In 2020, there were 39.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (44.3k people) in Bristol County, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.11k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.11k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.14% of the people in Bristol County, RI are hispanic (1.53k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bristol County, RI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Rhode Island.
Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    29,370 ± 4,149 people
  2. Guatemala
    14,363 ± 2,922 people
  3. Portugal
    12,959 ± 2,778 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Rhode Island was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 29,370 Rhode Island residents, followed by Guatemala with 14,363 and Portugal with 12,959.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.4%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
5.11k people
10.2%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
5.02k people

As of 2018, 10.4% of Bristol County, RI residents (5.11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bristol County, RI was 10.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    753 ± 185
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    366 ± 135
  3. Korea
    312 ± 101

Bristol County, RI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Bristol County, RI employs 24.6k people. The largest industries in Bristol County, RI are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,727 people), Educational Services (4,036 people), and Retail Trade (2,357 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,806), Information ($76,346), and Public Administration ($71,056).

Males in Rhode Island have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,718. The income inequality in Rhode Island (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

24.6k
2020 Value
± 1,181
−1.95%
1 Year decline
± 6.35%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bristol County, RI declined at a rate of −1.95%, from 25.1k employees to 24.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bristol County, RI, are Management Occupations (3,377 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,339 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,279 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bristol County, RI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

24.6k
2020 Value
± 1,181
−1.95%
1 Year decline
± 6.35%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bristol County, RI declined at a rate of −1.95%, from 25.1k employees to 24.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bristol County, RI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,727 people), Educational Services (4,036 people), and Retail Trade (2,357 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bristol County, RI, though some of these residents may live in Bristol County, RI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$58,631
Median earning men ± $5,511
$41,517
Median earning women ± $1,873

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($86,544), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($78,523), and Public Administration ($76,563).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($85,833), Wholesale Trade ($70,847), and Public Administration ($64,948).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Rhode Island. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Rhode Island.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 456
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 361
    Manufacturing
  3. 311
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $560k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $444k
    Manufacturing
  3. $58.1k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Rhode Island to other states, or from other states to Rhode Island.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $12.6B
  2. $10.2B
  3. $6.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Rhode Island product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $12.6B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($10.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($6.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Rhode Island products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$57.4B
2020 Value in Rhode Island
$99.7B
Projected 2050 Value in Rhode Island
73.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Rhode Island trade was $57.4B. This is expected to increase 73.8% to $99.7B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Rhode Island trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Rhode Island to other states, or from other states to Rhode Island.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $12.4B
  2. $4.56B
  3. $2.87B

In 2020, the top outbound Rhode Island domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $12.4B, followed by Connecticut with $4.56B and New York and $2.87B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Rhode Island shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Bristol County, RI went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are the senators currently representing the state of Rhode Island. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Rhode Island is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Rhode Island

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Jack Reed
Senator from Rhode Island2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator from Rhode Island1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007

Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are the senators currently representing Rhode Island.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Rhode Island

Rhode Island is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Rhode Island have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Bristol County, RI awarded 1,349 degrees. The student population of Bristol County, RI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,512 male students and 2,712 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bristol County, RI are White (1,042 and 78.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (96 and 7.27%), Unknown (81 and 6.13%), and Black or African American (43 and 3.26%).

The largest universities in Bristol County, RI by number of degrees awarded are Roger Williams University (1,203 and 89.2%) and Roger Williams University School of Law (146 and 10.8%).

The most popular majors in Bristol County, RI are Law (143 and 10.6%), Architecture (142 and 10.5%), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (118 and 8.75%).

The median tuition cost in Bristol County, RI for private four year colleges is $34,402.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Bristol County, RI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 13.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 5,224 (48.1% men and 51.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 5,224 students enrolled in Bristol County, RI, 48.1% men and 51.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,847 records, of which 49.8% were women and 50.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 77 degree-majors awarded
  2. 96 degree-majors awarded
  3. 95 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bristol County, RI was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 77 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bristol County, RI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,203 degrees awarded
  2. 146 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Roger Williams University with 1,203 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 612 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bristol County, RI, which is 0.83 times less than the 737 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,042 degrees mean that there were 10.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 96 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($34,402) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,424) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.01% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.07% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (243k), Some college (181k), and Bachelors Degree (168k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Bristol County, RI was $364,500 in 2020, which is 1.59 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $358,100 to $364,500, a 1.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Bristol County, RI is 70.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Bristol County, RI have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bristol County, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bristol County, RI is $85,413. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Bristol County, RI was Census Tract 304 with a value of $201,250, followed by Census Tract 303 and Census Tract 302, with respective values of $131,719 and $108,772.

In 2021, 16.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Bristol County, RI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.81%.

Property

$364,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,472
$13,312
Median Property Taxes
±$648

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bristol County, RI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Bristol County, RI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

70.2%
Homeownership
2020
61%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 70.2% of the housing units in Bristol County, RI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 304
  2. Census Tract 303
  3. Census Tract 302

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bristol County, RI was Census Tract 304 with a value of $201,250, followed by Census Tract 303 and Census Tract 302, with respective values of $131,719 and $108,772.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bristol County, RI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$85,413
Median Household Income
± $6,122
19k
Number of Households
± 964

In 2020, the median household income of the 19k households in Bristol County, RI grew to $85,413 from the previous year's value of $83,092.

The following chart displays the households in Bristol County, RI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bristol County, RI is from Rhode Island.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Rhode Island
0.453
2019 Wage GINI in Rhode Island

In 2020, the income inequality in Rhode Island was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.736% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Rhode Island was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Rhode Island in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.6%)
  2. Carpooled (6.45%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.38%)

In 2020, 79.6% of workers in Bristol County, RI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.45%) and those who worked at home (6.38%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bristol County, RI have a shorter commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.78% of the workforce in Bristol County, RI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bristol County, RI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bristol County, RI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 16.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Bristol County, RI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.81%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.08% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bristol County, RI (3.19k out of 45k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bristol County, RI is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 7.6% of the children was living in poverty in Bristol County, RI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 70.3 in Bristol County, RI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 11.3 per 100,000 population.

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97.9% of the population of Bristol County, RI has health coverage, with 56.5% on employee plans, 10.1% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 16.8% on non-group plans, and 1.03% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Rhode Island was $9,551 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($9,160).

Primary care physicians in Bristol County, RI see 502 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.66% increase from the previous year (489 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2552 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 485 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Rhode Island, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

502 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bristol County, RI

Primary care physicians in Bristol County, RI see an average of 502 patients per year. This represents a 2.66% increase from the previous year (489 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Rhode Island across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.6% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 40.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

2.12%
Uninsured
56.5%
Employer Coverage
10.1%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
16.8%
Non-Group
1.03%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bristol County, RI declined by 3.23% from 2.19% to 2.12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bristol County, RI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 22.9% in Bristol County, RI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 2.99% in Bristol County, RI.

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