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Providence County, Rhode Island Facts

Facts
State Rhode Island
Land area 409.5 square miles
Population Density 1,530.3 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 628,600
Population change 0.3%
Under 5 years of age 5.8%
Under 18 21.2%
65 and over 14%
Females 51.5%
White 80.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race 20.3
Asian 4.2%
Two or more races 2.9%
Black or African American 11.1%
Native American 1.2%
Pacific Islander 0.2%
Had graduated from high school 81%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 26.4%
Veterans 35,075
Households and Housing
Households 237,800
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 85.7%
Median household income $49,297
The per capita income $26,308
Live below the poverty line. 17.1%
housing units 263,127
Multi-unit structures 52%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $224,100
Residents owning their homes. 54.3%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 51,806
Women-owned firms 28.1%
Asian-owned firms 2.6%
Hispanic-owned firms 9.7%
Black-owned firms 5.5%
Native American-owned firms 0.5%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $5,924,945
Retail sales per capita $9,430
Manufacturers shipments $6,422,854
Merchant wholesaler sales $5,856,937