South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI

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2022 Population
129,998
0.203% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jack Reed
Democratic Party
US Senator
Sheldon Whitehouse
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.9
0.223% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.87%
1.29% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$99,510
8.16% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$436,000
15% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
63,506
0.201% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI had a population of 130k people with a median age of 44.9 and a median household income of $99,510. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI grew from 129,735 to 129,998, a 0.203% increase and its median household income grew from $92,001 to $99,510, a 8.16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI are White (Non-Hispanic) (90%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.03%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.25%), and White (Hispanic) (1.13%).

5.55% of the households in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, 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.

98.2% of the residents in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI are University of Rhode Island (4,664 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI was $436,000, and the homeownership rate was 76.8%.

Most people in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI is home to a population of 130k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.53% of South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI residents were born outside of the country (5.9k people).

In 2022, there were 29.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (117k people) in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.94k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.61k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI are Spanish (1,837 households), French (Incl. Cajun) (857 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (786 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
66,867
Women
51.3%
63,548
Men
48.7%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 130,415 inhabitants, with 48.7% men, and 51.3% women.

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Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    117k ± 395
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.94k ± 569
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.61k ± 330
3.57%
Hispanic Population
4.64k people

In 2022, there were 29.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (117k people) in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.94k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.61k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.57% of the people in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI are hispanic (4.64k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. China
    667 ± 632 people
  2. India
    654 ± 626 people
  3. Mexico
    562 ± 581 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI was China, the natal country of 667 South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI residents, followed by India with 654 and Mexico with 562.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.53%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.9k people
4.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.1k people

As of 2022, 4.53% of South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI residents (5.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI was 4.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    1,837 households (1.46%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    857 households (0.683%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    786 households (0.627%)

5.55% of the households in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI was Spanish. 1.46% of the households in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,707 ± 309
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,407 ± 322
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    820 ± 240

South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI employs 63.5k people. The largest industries in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (4,603 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,320 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,026 people), and the highest paying industries are Periodical, book, & directory publishers ($237,517), Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($228,834), and Nondepository credit & related activities ($207,438).

Males in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $72,314. The income inequality in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
30,148
Women
49.2%
31,110
Men
50.8%

The workforce of South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI in 2020 was 61,258 people, with 49.2% woman, and 50.8% men.

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Occupations

63.5k
2022 Value
−0.201%
1 Year decline
± −0.201%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI declined at a rate of −0.201%, from 63.6k employees to 63.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI, are Other managers (1,967 people), Postsecondary teachers (1,743 people), and Cashiers (1,557 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

63.5k
2022 Value
−0.201%
1 Year decline
± −0.201%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI declined at a rate of −0.201%, from 63.6k employees to 63.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (4,603 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,320 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,026 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI, though some of these residents may live in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, 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

$65,486
Median earning men ± $3,729
$42,687
Median earning women ± $2,366

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($94,615), Public Administration ($90,880), and Wholesale Trade ($90,417).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,147), Wholesale Trade ($65,250), and Construction ($60,688).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.67M people employed in Connecticut. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.2%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Rhode Island went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 59.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.977%).

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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Education

In 2022, universities in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI awarded 4,664 degrees. The student population of South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7,314 male students and 10,159 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI are White (3,337 and 74.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (390 and 8.66%), Unknown (334 and 7.42%), and Black or African American (197 and 4.37%).

The largest universities in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI by number of degrees awarded are University of Rhode Island (4,664 and 100%).

The most popular majors in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI are Registered Nursing (290 and 6.22%), General Psychology (230 and 4.93%), and General Business Administration & Management (207 and 4.44%).

The median tuition cost in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI for a public four year colleges is $13,586 for in-state students and $32,068 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 17,473 (41.9% men and 58.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 17,473 students enrolled in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI, 41.9% men and 58.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,465 records, of which 58.5% were women and 41.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 290 degrees awarded
  2. 224 degrees awarded
  3. 160 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI was Registered Nursing with 290 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
4,664 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Rhode Island with 4,664 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,860 men were awarded degrees from institutions in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI, which is 0.663 times less than the 2,804 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,337 degrees mean that there were 8.56 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 390 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($13,586) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,294) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,250) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.406% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.277% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (28k), High School or Equivalent (24.7k), and Some college (23.7k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI was $436,000 in 2022, which is 1.55 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $379,200 to $436,000, a 15% increase. The homeownership rate in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI is 76.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI is $99,510. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI was South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI with a value of $99,510, followed by Southeast Rhode Island (Newport & Bristol Counties)--Newport City PUMA, RI and Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI, with respective values of $99,285 and $89,786.

Property

$436,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,969
$39,487
Median Property Taxes
±$1,309

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Rent vs Own

76.8%
Homeownership
2022
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.8% of the housing units in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.6%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI was South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI with a value of $99,510, followed by Southeast Rhode Island (Newport & Bristol Counties)--Newport City PUMA, RI and Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI, with respective values of $99,285 and $89,786.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, 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.
$99,510
Median Household Income
± $3,981
51.4k
Number of Households
± 1,798

In 2022, the median household income of the 51.4k households in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI grew to $99,510 from the previous year's value of $92,001.

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Wage Distribution

0.474
2022 Wage GINI in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI
0.484
2021 Wage GINI in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI

In 2022, the income inequality in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.15% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.1%)
  3. Carpooled (4.63%)

In 2022, 79.3% of workers in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.1%) and those who carpooled to work (4.63%).

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Commute Time

26.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI have a longer commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.75% of the workforce in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, 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 South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.87% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI (9.75k out of 124k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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Health

97.8% of the population of South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI has health coverage, with 54.4% on employee plans, 9.83% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 1.38% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Rhode Island see 994 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.19% decrease from the previous year (1006 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1530 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 224 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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994 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rhode Island

Primary care physicians in Rhode Island see an average of 994 patients per year. This represents a 1.19% decrease from the previous year (1,006 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.5% under 18 years, 21.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.16%
Uninsured
54.4%
Employer Coverage
9.83%
Medicaid
16.3%
Medicare
16%
Non-Group
1.38%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI declined by 12.9% from 2.48% to 2.16%.

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