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Kent County, Rhode Island Facts

Facts
State Rhode Island
Land area 168.5 square miles
Population Density 985.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 165,035
Population change -0.7%
Under 5 years of age 4.8%
Under 18 19.6%
65 and over 17.1%
Females 51.7%
White 93.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 4
Asian 2.4%
Two or more races 1.7%
Black or African American 1.8%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 90%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 30%
Veterans 13,771
Households and Housing
Households 68,880
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 90.1%
Median household income $62,279
The per capita income $33,814
Live below the poverty line. 8.7%
housing units 73,459
Multi-unit structures 27%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $220,200
Residents owning their homes. 71.4%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 16,759
Women-owned firms 24.6%
Asian-owned firms 2%
Hispanic-owned firms 1.7%
Black-owned firms 0.6%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $3,242,897
Retail sales per capita $19,228
Manufacturers shipments $3,039,063
Merchant wholesaler sales $1,381,329