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Rhode Island




Providence County, Rhode Island

   People QuickFactsProvidence CountyRhode Island
Population, 2005 estimate 639,6531,076,189
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 2.9%2.7%
Population, 2000 621,6021,048,319
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2005 6.5%6.0%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2005 23.7%22.8%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2005 13.6%13.9%
Female persons, percent, 2005 51.8%51.7%
 
White persons, percent, 2005 (a)84.8%88.9%
Black persons, percent, 2005 (a)9.2%6.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2005 (a)0.6%0.6%
Asian persons, percent, 2005 (a)3.3%2.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2005 (a)0.2%0.1%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2005 1.8%1.5%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2005 (b)16.5%10.7%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2005 71.2%80.0%
 
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 56.6%58.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 15.6%11.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 27.4%20.0%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 72.5%78.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 21.3%25.6%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 126,833195,806
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 22.022.5
 
Housing units, 2005 255,444447,810
Homeownership rate, 2000 53.2%60.0%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 53.0%41.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $123,900$133,000
 
Households, 2000 239,936408,424
Persons per household, 2000 2.482.47
Median household income, 2003 $38,681$45,006
Per capita money income, 1999 $19,255$21,688
Persons below poverty, percent, 2003 14.4%11.3%
   Business QuickFactsProvidence CountyRhode Island
Private nonfarm establishments, 2004 16,76030,0111
Private nonfarm employment, 2004 272,471434,7061
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2004 3.4%4.7%1
Nonemployer establishments, 2004 35,36867,449
 
Total number of firms, 2002 46,91287,446
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 NANA
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.8%0.5%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 2.5%1.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 NANA
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 6.3%3.9%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 26.9%26.5%
 
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 5,874,98410,818,058
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 5,486,3258,566,430
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 4,984,61510,342,351
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $7,860$9,676
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 832,4991,731,799
Building permits, 2005 1,1692,836
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 4,567,9058,245,2111
   Geography QuickFactsProvidence CountyRhode Island
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 4131,044
Persons per square mile, 2000 1,505.11,003.2
FIPS Code 00744
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA Metro Area 

1: Includes data not distributed by county.

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(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
X: Not applicable
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
F: Fewer than 100 firms


Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, Census of Population and Housing, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits, Consolidated Federal Funds Report
Last Revised: Friday, 12-Jan-2007 16:06:07 EST

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