This section shows the Warwick Rhode Island economy using the most recent economic analysis from the 2022 Census Bureau. Starting with Figure 1 which shows the median earnings per worker, Warwick depicts it has a Median earnings of $59,677 which is the second most median earnings of all the places in the greater Warwick region. The city with the highest median earnings per worker in the area is Cranston which depicts a median earnings of $60,329 ( only slightly larger). Comparing median earnings per worker to the United States average of $53,269, Warwick is 12.0% larger. Also, compared to the state of Rhode Island, median earnings per worker of $56,841, Warwick is only about 5.0% larger.
In Figure 2 a more complete view of income is shown which aggregates income from all members in the household and it has a Median household income of $77,110 which is the third most median income of all other places in the greater Warwick region. The city with the highest median household income in the area is Tiverton CDP which depicts a median income of $80,275 (only about 4.1% larger). Comparing median household income to the United States average of $69,021, Warwick is 11.7% larger. Also, benchmarked against the state of Rhode Island, median household income of $74,489, Warwick is only about 3.5% larger.
The next section examines a variety of different income statistics for the Warwick metropolitan area. In Figure 3 we see that it has the smallest proportion of earnings between $10,000 and $14,999 at 4.2% of the total. Second, it has the largest proportion of earnings between $50,000 and $74,999 at 13.3% of the total and is ranked #1. Dividing median annual worker earnings by the average number of hours worked in a year in Figure 4 shows that it has a Avg Hrly Earnings of $29.50 which is the second most average hourly earnings of all the places in the greater Warwick region. The city with the highest average hourly earnings in the area is Cranston which shows an average hourly earnings of $29.98 ( only slightly larger). Comparing average hourly earnings to the United States average of $26.40, Warwick is 11.7% larger. Also, compared with the state of Rhode Island, average hourly earnings of $28.92, Warwick is only slightly larger.
Figure 5 examines the number of self employed people in the Warwick metro area based on the number of people who reported any self employment income. Warwick shows it has a Self Employed of 10.1% which is ranked #1 of all places in the greater Warwick region.
The next chart (Figure 7) shows the percentage of households that had retirement income over the last 12 months and it has a With Retirement Income of 25.0% which is the third most households with retirement income of all other places in the greater Warwick region. The city with the highest households with retirement income in the area is Ocean Grove CDP which depicts a households with retirement income of 33.5% (33.8% larger).
The percentage of full-time workers are compared to the number of part-time workers in Figure 8. Warwick depicts full time employees approximately 3.9 times bigger as the part time employees.
Similar to the last chart is Figure 9 which shows the number of people who are self employed but in more detailed industry categories such as manufacturing, retail sales, residential real estate, commercial real estate, health care, exports/imports, and advanced industries, etc. Warwick depicts it has the hightest entrepreneurs of 29% for the self employed in professional, scientific, management, administrative services aggregate.
Figure 10 shows the cost of living and other consumer spending categories for a variety of cost components from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Warwick shows it has the hightest cost of 129.0 for the cost of utilities group.
Warwick Rhode Island Poverty Charts
In Figure 11 the percentage of people earning less than the poverty level is shown and compared across the group of places. Warwick shows it has a Percent of Population In Poverty of 7.2% which is less than most other places in the local area. The city with the highest percent of people earning less than the poverty level in the area is Providence which depicts a percent of people in poverty of 21.5% (approximately 3.0 times bigger).
Additionally, Figure 12 looks at the percentage of people who receive some form of public assistance including general assistance, temporary assistance or food stamps (i.e. SNAP.) Warwick shows it has a Public Assistance Percent of 12.8% which is less than most other places in the local area. The city with the highest households with public assistance in the area is Providence which depicts a households with public assistance of 30.6% (approximately 2.4 times bigger).
Warwick Rhode Island Labor Force Charts
The table in Figure 13, shows Warwick employment data in terms of job categories and salary data.
The next two charts look at monthly trended employment related performance using data estimated by economists at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS tracks unemployment statistics for a large number of areas throughout the country on a month to month basis. However, not every location in the U.S. is tracked by the BLS so the chart will only show the closest location available (which may be the same location.) Figure 14 shows the monthly unemployment rate for the area as well as a comparison to the overall national economy measure for the United States. Note that in March to April 2022, the Covid 19 recession occurred and affects this metric. The monthly unemployment rate shows that from January 2017 to before the COVID-19 Pandemic it went from 4.8% to 4.4% in March 2020. This represents a decrease in the monthly unemployment rate of 8.3%. Since that time, the monthly unemployment rate has gone to 3.5%. This represents a decrease in the monthly unemployment rate of 20.5%.
Warwick Rhode Island Jobs Charts
In the jobs section of economic activity charts in Figure 15 shows the average annual earnings for very high level job industry categories for full time and year round employed.
Figure 16 shows the average median earnings for different categories of jobs.
Warwick Rhode Island Work Commute Charts
Figure 18 shows a more detailed view of how the population commutes to work for (for example to downtown Warwick or elsewhere.) Warwick has the largest proportion of people who take the ferry at 0% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 19 is provided for comparison purposes to the previous chart. It shows how people get to work overall on average in the United States.
The average commute time is shown in Figure 21. Warwick shows it has a Avg Commute Time of 25 which is in the mid range of other places in the metropolitan area.
Cities marked with an asterisk ("*") should resemble a city or town but do not have their own government (i.e. Mayor, City Council, etc.) These places should be recognizable by the local community but their boundaries have no legal status. Technically these include both Census Designated Places (CDP) and Census County Divisions (CCD) which are defined by the Census Bureau along with local authorities. (For more information, see:
Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
For comparison purposes, the US national average and the state average value are provided. Additionally, the "Combined Statistical Area" or CSA is shown that is closest to the city, county, or zip code shown. A CSA is a large grouping of adjacent metropolitan areas that identified by the Census Bureau based on social and economic ties. (See: Combined Statistical Area)
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