According to the most recent Rhode Island demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 the state of depicts it has a Population 2021 of 1,091,949 which is less than most other states in the surrounding region. The state with the highest population in the group is Massachusetts which depicts a population of 6,991,852 ( very much bigger). Figure 3 uses the Rhode Island population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Rhode Island shows an increase of 39,382 (4%).
The total Rhode Island greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Rhode Island shows it has a Population Change of 3.7% which is the third most population percent change of all other states in the greater Rhode Island region.
Looking at the Rhode Island population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Rhode Island depicts it has a Population Density of 1,056 which is the highest of all states in the greater Rhode Island region. Figure 6 provides Rhode Island demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Rhode Island shows it has a Median Age of 40.0 which is less than most other states in the metro area. The state with the highest overall median age of all people in the group is Maine which shows an age of 44.7 (11.8% larger).
The next demographic analysis (Figure 7) looks at large generational Rhode Island population groups (and can be useful internet research for employment related research or identifying areas with retirees). Key findings in this chart includes that Rhode Island has the smallest proportion of people between 40 and 49 years old at 13.9% of the total.
Figure 8 illustrates the overall diversity breakdown for Rhode Island population and ethnicity groups in the area. (note: Hispanic/Latino is broken out separately in the next diagram and also the group denoted as Native ethnicity includes Native American, and Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.) Rhode Island has the largest proportion of Native population at 12.7% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 9 shows the Rhode Island Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Rhode Island shows it has a Hispanic or Latino of 16.4% which is the second most of all the states in the area.
The State of Rhode Island Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 10 shows the detailed marriage characteristics broken down by %residents who are married, never married, single, divorced, and widowed. Rhode Island has the largest proportion of total percent married at 38% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Rhode Island households. Rhode Island shows it has a Family Size of 3.2 which is the highest of all states in the area.
Looking at Rhode Island households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Rhode Island shows it has a Married-couple family of 72% which is the second smallest in terms of percent of people in a husband and wife family of all the other states in the metro area. The state with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the group is New Hampshire which depicts a husband and wife family percent of 80% (11.7% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Rhode Island depicts it has a Birth Rate of 4.6% which is the third most percent of women who have given birth of all other states in the greater Rhode Island region. The state with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the group is Maine which indicates a birth rate of 4.9% (7.2% larger). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and has the smallest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 15 to 19 at 8% of the total. Second, it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 40 to 44 at 4% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Rhode Island households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Rhode Island depicts it has a Total Single People of 54% which is the largest of all states in the greater Rhode Island region.
The State of Rhode Island Citizenship Demographics Charts
The State of Rhode Island Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
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)
Data sources - Mouse over icon in upper right corner of each chart for information.