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Kent County, Rhode Island (RI)

County population in 2019: 164,292 (92% urban, 8% rural); it was 167,090 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 36,876
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,170
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 48,187
Renter-occupied apartments: 19,599 (it was 19,133 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

39%

Land area: 170 sq. mi.

Water area: 17.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 965 people per square mile   (very high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Kent County: 90.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.1%), Educational, health and social services (17.9%), Manufacturing (12.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Kent County, RI (2019)
    • 142,53985.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9,2955.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5,1833.1%Asian alone
    • 2,8651.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,6491.6%Two or more races
    • 1,1970.7%Some other race alone
    • 5640.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

44.6 years
Rhode Island median age:

40.1 years
Males: 79,410  (48.3%)
Females: 84,882  (51.7%)
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Average household size:
Kent County:

2.0 people
Rhode Island:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $74,474 ($47,617 in 1999)
This county:

$74,474
Rhode Island:

$71,169

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $967 (lower quartile is $724, upper quartile is $1,263)
This county:

$967
State:

$900


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $259,600 (it was $116,800 in 2000)
Kent:

$259,600
Rhode Island:

$283,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $207,200 - $350,300

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $291,583
Here:

$291,583
State:

$332,629

Townhouses or other attached units: $265,041
Here:

$265,041
State:

$292,863

In 2-unit structures: $173,441
Here:

$173,441
State:

$235,832

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $354,254
Here:

$354,254
State:

$223,702

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $240,783
Here:

$240,783
State:

$220,188

Mobile homes: $65,138
Here:

$65,138
State:

$68,482

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,850
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $741

Institutionalized population: 1,255
Kent County, RI map from a distance

Health of residents in Kent County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
69.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
47.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
60.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
75.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 158 pounds. This is about average.

Health of residents in Kent County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
73.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
52.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
79.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
78.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 160 pounds. This is about average.
12.2% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 405 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 1998: 480 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 1999: 439 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 2000: 406 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 2001: 388 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2002: 337 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2003: 279 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2004: 281 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2005: 287 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2006: 234 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2007: 287 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 2008: 122 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2009: 81 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2010: 92 buildings, average cost: $152,200
  • 2011: 52 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2012: 92 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2013: 104 buildings, average cost: $169,300
  • 2014: 110 buildings, average cost: $173,600
  • 2015: 126 buildings, average cost: $168,000
  • 2016: 160 buildings, average cost: $142,100
  • 2017: 165 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2018: 141 buildings, average cost: $166,000
  • 2019: 105 buildings, average cost: $174,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Kent, RI residents
Average permit cost in Kent, RI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,491 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,364 (1.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Kent, RI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Kent, RI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Kent, RI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.3%
Kent County:

7.3%
Rhode Island:

10.8%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.9% for Black residents, 8.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.1% for American Indian residents, 16.8% for other race residents, 9.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.6 years old
(Males: 42.4 years old, Females: 46.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.3 years old, Black residents: 39.7 years old, American Indian residents: 57.8 years old, Asian residents: 30.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.6 years old, Other race residents: 39.2 years old)

Area name: Providence-Fall River, RI-MA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kent County is $827 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $965 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1155 a month.

Cities in this county include: Warwick, Coventry, West Warwick, East Greenwich, West Greenwich, Greene.

Kent County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in Kent County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Dukes County, Massachusetts , Norfolk County, Massachusetts , Elkhart County, Indiana , Weber County, Utah , St. Joseph County, Indiana , St. Joseph County, Michigan .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.2%
Rhode Island:

7.0%

Unemployment by year in Kent, RI
County total employment by year in Kent, RI
County average yearly wages by year in Kent, RI

Current college students: 8,945
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 32.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 11,594 (66.7% naturalized citizens)

Kent County:

7.1%
Whole state:

13.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,2182010 or later
  • 1,4432000 to 2009
  • 2,1041990 to 1999
  • 1,4751980 to 1989
  • 1,8581970 to 1979
  • 3,064Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 49.1%

Kent County marital status for males Kent County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 49,355
  • One, attached: 2,729
  • Two: 4,706
  • 3 or 4: 3,461
  • 5 to 9: 2,705
  • 10 to 19: 2,898
  • 20 to 49: 2,651
  • 50 or more: 5,149
  • Mobile homes: 926
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 53

Housing units in Kent County with a mortgage: 33,551 (1,745 second mortgage, 4,837 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,712

Here:

70.2% with mortgage
State:

66.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kent County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic79,33723
Mainline Protestant9,85331
Evangelical Protestant3,78621
Other2,17511
None71,007-
Kent County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
Kent County:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
This county:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Kent County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 169
This county:

10.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Kent County:

8.4%
Rhode Island:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Kent County:

22.6%
State:

22.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
State:

16.3%

Agriculture in Kent County:

Average size of farms: 78 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $37,554
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2119.69
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 63.09%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 9.92%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $33,887
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.46%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $47,553
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 82.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.31
Vegetables: 50 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Kent County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Rhode Island state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 212.8 miles away from Kent County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 224.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 223.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 124.4 miles away from the county center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 137.5 miles away from Kent County center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 189.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Rhode Island Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4505, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Rhode Island Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 26, 2015 to January 29, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4212: April 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 4212, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Rhode Island Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 10, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4107: March 22, 2013, FEMA Id: 4107, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Rhode Island Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3355: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3355, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Rhode Island Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to October 31, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4089: November 03, 2012, FEMA Id: 4089, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Rhode Island Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to August 29, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4027: September 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 4027, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Rhode Island Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to August 29, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3334: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3334, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Rhode Island Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 12, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1894: March 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1894, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Rhode Island Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 12, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3311: March 30, 2010, FEMA Id: 3311, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Rhode Island Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3255: September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 3255, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Blizzards: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Kent

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 62,092 (83.5%)
  • Carpooled: 6,275 (8.4%)
  • Bus: 938 (1.3%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 34 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 714 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 120 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 804 (1.1%)
  • Worked at home: 3,391 (4.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Portugal (13%)
  • India (11%)
  • Dominican Republic (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Italy (4%)
  • Guatemala (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Kent County


  • Italian (16%)
  • Irish (14%)
  • Portuguese (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • American (6%)
  • French Canadian (6%)
  • French (except Basque) (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Kent County, Rhode Island in 2000:

  • 1,230 people in nursing homes
  • 204 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 161 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 110 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 48 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 43 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 25 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 18 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 16 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 7 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Kent County, Rhode Island in 2010:

  • 1,230 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 163 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 58 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 31 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $77,272.

6.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($58,537 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
Rhode Island average:

5.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.49% relocated from other counties in Rhode Island ($37,496 average AGI)
2.08% relocated from other states ($21,040 average AGI)
Kent County:

2.08%
Rhode Island average:

3.13%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Providence County, RI  3.36% ($53,571 average AGI)
from Washington County, RI  0.89% ($54,180)
from Bristol County, MA  0.18% ($55,444)
from Newport County, RI  0.14% ($53,288)
from Bristol County, RI  0.10% ($106,849)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.09% ($70,523)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.07% ($73,019)


6.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($63,894 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
Rhode Island average:

5.77%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($277 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.03%
Rhode Island average:

0.07%

3.69% relocated to other counties in Rhode Island ($33,103 average AGI)
2.63% relocated to other states ($30,513 average AGI)
Kent County:

2.63%
Rhode Island average:

3.55%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Providence County, RI  2.59% ($49,544 average AGI)
to Washington County, RI  0.92% ($73,914)
to Bristol County, MA  0.18% ($65,705)
to Newport County, RI  0.12% ($89,632)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.09% ($91,591)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.08% ($87,690)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.08% ($57,161)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.6

Births per 1000 population in Kent County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Kent County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Kent County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 1.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kent County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Kent County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kent County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kent County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kent County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Kent County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 30,139 (24,596 aged, 5,543 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,331 (3%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.58
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,809
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 186
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 33,876

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 972
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 986
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 17

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 63
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 120

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 19
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 19.4. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 95.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 29.5
  • Poisoning - 26.9
  • Suffocation - 25.3
  • Other - 13.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 164,292
  • Male householders: 33,422 (8,092 living alone), Female householders: 36,744 (12,983 living alone)
  • 32,093 spouses (31,921 opposite-sex spouses), 5,397 unmarried partners, (5,074 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 41,876 children (39,190 natural, 1,499 adopted, 1,187 stepchildren), 4,442 grandchildren, 996 brothers or sisters, 1,553 parents, 194 foster children, 2,818 other relatives, 3,752 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,005

Size of family households: 19,246 2-persons, 11,692 3-persons, 7,296 4-persons, 3,440 5-persons, 1,002 6-persons, 427 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 21,075 1-person, 5,656 2-persons, 332 3-persons.

18,208 married couples with children.
6,813 single-parent households (1,501 men, 5,312 women).

90.5% of residents of Kent speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $963,711,000 ($5,599 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $42,335,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $456,332,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $252,158,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,760,000
Federal grants: $166,212,000
Federal procurement contracts: $14,552,000 ($4,629,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $72,698,000 ($20,557,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,617,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $89,565,000
Federal Government insurance: $281,531,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 9,749
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

62 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 8,983
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +795
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,109
Here +18 per 1000 residents
State -5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Kent County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.38 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.7
State:

4.0

Year house built in Kent County, Rhode Island
  • Year house built in Kent County, Rhode Island
  • 5382014 or later
  • 5532010 to 2013
  • 3,5742000 to 2009
  • 4,9391990 to 1999
  • 9,4821980 to 1989
  • 10,8091970 to 1979
  • 10,1641960 to 1969
  • 10,6821950 to 1959
  • 5,2471940 to 1949
  • 18,6451939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kent County, Rhode Island
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kent County, Rhode Island
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kent County, Rhode Island
  • 01 room
  • 2372 rooms
  • 1,5603 rooms
  • 4,1784 rooms
  • 10,8405 rooms
  • 10,4456 rooms
  • 8,8977 rooms
  • 5,0118 rooms
  • 7,0959+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kent County, Rhode Island
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kent County, Rhode Island
  • 1,3931 room
  • 1,3632 rooms
  • 7,0263 rooms
  • 5,9914 rooms
  • 3,2065 rooms
  • 2,1306 rooms
  • 3317 rooms
  • 3298 rooms
  • 1349+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kent County, Rhode Island
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Kent County, Rhode Island
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Kent County, Rhode Island
  • 129no bedroom
  • 1,2301 bedroom
  • 12,3412 bedrooms
  • 24,7173 bedrooms
  • 8,2234 bedrooms
  • 1,6235+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kent County, Rhode Island
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kent County, Rhode Island
  • 1,484no bedroom
  • 9,1861 bedroom
  • 6,9342 bedrooms
  • 3,6963 bedrooms
  • 6034 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Kent County, Rhode Island in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Kent County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kent County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,288no vehicle
  • 12,9721 vehicle
  • 21,5522 vehicles
  • 8,9483 vehicles
  • 2,6694 vehicles
  • 8345+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Kent County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kent County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4,583no vehicle
  • 10,5281 vehicle
  • 5,5782 vehicles
  • 8843 vehicles
  • 2774 vehicles
  • 535+ vehicles

90.4% of Kent County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Rhode Island.

Kent County:

90.4%
State average:

87.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 113,732
  • Other state: 36,407
  • Northeast: 24,773
  • Midwest: 3,184
  • South: 5,118
  • West: 3,332
Year householders moved into unit in Kent County, RI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kent County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 53.9%Utility gas
  • 39.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.7%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 54.9%Utility gas
  • 23.2%Electricity
  • 18.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 601
Here:

4.6%
Rhode Island:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 495
Here:

7.1%
Rhode Island:

10.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,300
Here:

32.3%
Rhode Island:

42.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,115
  • Number of aged recipients: 301
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,814
  • Number of recipients under 18: 328
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,180
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 607
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,392
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,436
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 37 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED873$182,882810$189,8374,458$189,843327$89,16811$2,297,909198$150,76346$48,935
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED59$193,74663$201,492349$199,86831$75,0000$09$150,0009$52,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED157$179,140145$167,2211,421$211,485156$55,3652$267,50093$150,98922$63,455
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN88$175,61496$180,323793$204,14835$112,5140$042$159,5482$16,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS32$161,21940$182,675282$211,4186$157,5000$013$124,5387$51,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 37 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED116$216,13881$259,4321$138,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED41$221,70748$248,1252$216,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED35$180,02918$239,6111$138,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$211,7504$287,2501$138,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$231,6672$291,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kent, RI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kent, RI - Value
Most common first names in Kent County, RI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,80481.2 years
John1,63073.7 years
Joseph1,32274.7 years
William1,20174.5 years
George82574.1 years
Robert80168.4 years
James78473.1 years
Helen67780.1 years
Charles67075.6 years
Margaret63680.0 years
Most common last names in Kent County, RI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson39677.6 years
Smith34376.3 years
Brown26675.6 years
Anderson25179.1 years
Martin18975.6 years
Miller15777.6 years
Sullivan14576.1 years
Petrarca14275.9 years
Murphy12178.2 years
Taylor11375.9 years
Businesses in Kent County, RI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Kohl's1
ALDI1La Quinta1
AT&T2La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture3
Advance Auto Parts3LensCrafters2
Aeropostale1Lowe's2
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott3
Applebee's2MasterBrand Cabinets19
Ashley Furniture2McDonald's5
Audi1Men's Wearhouse2
AutoZone3Motel 61
Avenue1Motherhood Maternity1
BMW1New Balance3
Bakers1New York & Co1
Barnes & Noble1Nike4
Bath & Body Works1Nissan2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Old Navy1
Ben & Jerry's2Olive Garden1
Best Western2On The Border1
Blockbuster1Outback1
Brooks Brothers1Outback Steakhouse1
Budget Car Rental1Panda Express1
Burger King6Panera Bread2
CVS9Papa John's Pizza1
Cache1Payless4
Casual Male XL1Penske3
Charlotte Russe1PetSmart1
Chevrolet1Pier 1 Imports1
Chipotle1Pizza Hut2
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack5
Comfort Inn1Raymour & Flanigan1
Comfort Suites1Red Robin1
Cracker Barrel1Rite Aid6
Curves2Ruby Tuesday1
Decora Cabinetry4Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dennys2Sears2
Domino's Pizza1Shaw's1
DressBarn1Sheraton1
Dressbarn1Sprint Nextel2
Dunkin Donuts32Staples2
Express1Starbucks6
Extended Stay America2Stop & Shop4
Famous Footwear1Subaru1
Fashion Bug1Subway17
FedEx25Super 81
Firestone Complete Auto Care2T-Mobile10
Foot Locker1T.G.I. Driday's2
Ford1T.J.Maxx1
GNC8Taco Bell2
GameStop4Target2
Gap1Toyota1
Gymboree1Toys"R"Us3
H&R Block7Trader Joe's1
Hilton4True Value1
Holiday Inn2U-Haul9
Home Depot2UPS26
HomeTown Buffet1Verizon Wireless2
Homestead Studio Suites1Victoria's Secret1
Hyundai1Volkswagen2
IHOP1Walgreens6
JCPenney1Walmart3
Johnny Rockets1Wendy's5
Jones New York2Wet Seal1
Justice1YMCA2
KFC3

Kent County on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"