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State Demographics Data - RI

Rhode Island

Demographics & Social
2013
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 135,972
% Foreign Born 12.9%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 14.0%
% change: 1990-2000 25.4%
Race (%)  
One race 97.2%
White
41.4%
Black or African American
14.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.3%
Asian
15.0%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
26.4%
Two or more races 2.8%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 57,128
% Latino 42.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.6%
5-17 5.3%
18-64 77.5%
65 and older 16.6%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

44.5
Gender (% female) 52.0%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 28.2%
Married 51.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 20.0%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 915,539
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 -1.5%
% change: 1990-2000 2.3%
Race (%)  
One race 97.5%
White 86.3%
Black or African American 5.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4%
Asian 1.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 4.1%
Two or more races 2.5%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 85,725
% Latino 9.4%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 5.8%
5-17 16.5%
18-64 62.3%
65 and older 15.3%
Median Age 38.8
Gender (% female) 51.1%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 37.2%
Married 43.3%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.5%
Foreign Born
Number 119,277
% Foreign Born 11.4%
Population Change over Time  
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U.S. Born
Number 929,042
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Foreign Born
Number 95,088
% Foreign Born 9.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 908,376
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

135,972
Born in Africa 17,039
Born in Asia 25,247
Born in Europe 29,024
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 62,014
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2,207
Born in Oceania 441
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Portugal
Country #2 Colombia
Country #3 China (exc. Taiwan)
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

135,972
Europe 29,024
Northern Europe 2,550
United Kingdom
1,511
Ireland
646
Other Northern Europe
393
Western Europe 3,083
France
811
Germany
1,757
Other Western Europe
515
Southern Europe 18,352
Italy
2,190
Portugal
14,626
Other Southern Europe
1,536
Eastern Europe 5,039
Poland
1,488
Russia
1,476
Other Eastern Europe
2,075
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 25,247
Eastern Asia 7,601
China
5,906

China, excluding Taiwan

4,956

Taiwan

950
Japan
706
Korea
989
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 4,085
India
2,190
Iran
134
Other South Central Asia
1,761
Southeastern Asia 9,760
Philippines
1,499
Vietnam
703
Other Southeastern Asia
7,558
Western Asia 3,759
Israel
318
Lebanon
413
Other Western Asia
3,028
Other Asia (no country specified) 42
Africa 17,039
Eastern Africa 178
Northern Africa
594
Western Africa
14,346
Middle and Southern Africa
436
Other Africa (no country specified)
1,485
Oceania 441
Australia and New Zealand subregion 135
Oceania (no country specified) 306
Americas 64,221
Latin America 62,014
Caribbean
27,409

Cuba

198

Jamaica

1,209

Other Caribbean

26,002
Central America
24,098

Mexico

2,387

El Salvador

2,857

Other Central America

18,854
South America
10,507

Brazil

1,520

Colombia

4,958

Other South America

4,029
Northern America 2,207
Canada
2,138
Other Northern America
69
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 56,346
1990-1999 29,952
2000-2009 35,826
Since 2010 13,848
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 12.5%
Born in Asia 18.6%
Born in Europe 21.3%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 45.6%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.6%
Born in Oceania 0.3%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 11.4%
Country #2 3.7%
Country #3 3.2%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 21.3%
Northern Europe 1.9%
United Kingdom 1.1%
Ireland 0.5%
Other Northern Europe 0.3%
Western Europe 2.3%
France 0.6%
Germany 1.3%
Other Western Europe 0.4%
Southern Europe 13.5%
Italy 1.6%
Portugal 10.8%
Other Southern Europe 1.1%
Eastern Europe 3.7%
Poland 1.1%
Russia 1.1%
Other Eastern Europe 1.5%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 18.6%
Eastern Asia 5.6%
China 4.3%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.6%
Taiwan 0.7%
Japan 0.5%
Korea 0.7%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 3.0%
India 1.6%
Iran 0.1%
Other South Central Asia 1.3%
Southeastern Asia 7.2%
Philippines 1.1%
Vietnam 0.5%
Other Southeastern Asia 5.6%
Western Asia 2.8%
Israel 0.2%
Lebanon 0.3%
Other Western Asia 2.2%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 12.5%
Eastern Africa 0.1%
Northern Africa 0.4%
Western Africa 10.6%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.3%
Other Africa (no country specified) 1.1%
Oceania 0.3%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.1%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.2%
Americas 47.2%
Latin America 45.6%
Caribbean 20.2%
Cuba 0.1%
Jamaica 0.9%
Other Caribbean 19.1%
Central America 17.7%
Mexico 1.8%
El Salvador 2.1%
Other Central America 13.9%
South America 7.7%
Brazil 1.1%
Colombia 3.6%
Other South America 3.0%
Northern America 1.6%
Canada 1.6%
Other Northern America 0.1%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 41.4%
1980-1989 22.0%
1990-1999 26.3%
Since 2000 10.2%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 119,277
Born in Africa 12,066
Born in Asia 19,578
Born in Europe 39,221
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 43,892
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 4,123
Cat28 397
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Portugal
Country #2 Dominican Republic
Country #3 Guatemala
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 10.1%
Born in Asia 16.4%
Born in Europe 32.9%
Born in Latin America 36.8%
Born in Northern America 3.5%
Born in Oceania 0.3%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 17.6%
Country #2 13.7%
Country #3 7.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 91,061
Born in Africa 6,420
Born in Asia 14,340
Born in Europe 43,466
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 20,307
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 6,247
Cat21 281
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Portugal
Country #2 Canada
Country #3 Dominican Republic
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 7.1%
Born in Asia 15.7%
Born in Europe 47.7%
Born in Latin America 22.3%
Born in Northern America 6.9%
Born in Oceania 0.3%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 24.6%
Country #2 6.2%
Country #3 6.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 135,972
Naturalized citizens 69,709
Noncitizens 66,263
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 69,709
Before 1980 9,992
1980-1989 9,805
1990-1999 20,151
2000-2009 21,388
Since 2010 8,373
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 51.3%
Noncitizens 48.7%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 14.3%
1980-1989 14.1%
1990-1999 28.9%
2000-2009 30.7%
Since 2010 12.0%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 119,277
Naturalized citizens 56,184
Noncitizens 63,093
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 47.1%
Noncitizens 52.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 95,088
Naturalized citizens 42,670
Noncitizens 52,418
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 44.9%
Noncitizens 55.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 39,093
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 1,829
% married among women who gave birth
79.8%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
20.2%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 217,385
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 9,821
% married among women who gave birth 50.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 49.5%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.03
Average family size 3.56
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.39
Average family size 3
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.

 
Children under age 18 with 202,845
Only native parent(s)
149,173
One or more foreign-born parents
53,191

Child is native

47,014

Child is foreign born

6,177
Children under age 6 with 64,268
Only native parent(s)
48,254
One or more foreign-born parents
15,861

Child is native

15,021

Child is foreign born

840
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 138,577
Only native parent(s)
100,919
One or more foreign-born parents
37,330

Child is native

31,993

Child is foreign born

5,337
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

80,831
Only native parents 50,855
One or more foreign-born parents 29,976
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 73.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 26.2%
Child is native 23.2%
Child is foreign born 3.0%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 75.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 24.7%
Child is native 23.4%
Child is foreign born 1.3%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 72.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 26.9%
Child is native 23.1%
Child is foreign born 3.9%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 62.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 37.1%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 238,583
Only native parent(s) 187,574
One or more foreign-born parents 51,009
Child is native 41,886
Child is foreign born 9,123
Children under age 6 with 73,675
Only native parent(s) 57,988
One or more foreign-born parents 15,687
Child is native 14,858
Child is foreign born 829
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 164,908
Only native parent(s) 129,586
One or more foreign-born parents 35,322
Child is native 27,028
Child is foreign born 8,294
Children in Low-Income Families* 81,470
Only native parents 56,254
One or more foreign-born parents 25,216
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 21.4%
Child is native 17.6%
Child is foreign born 3.8%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 21.3%
Child is native 20.2%
Child is foreign born 1.1%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 21.4%
Child is native 16.4%
Child is foreign born 5.0%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 69.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 31.0%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 221,991
Only native parent(s) 181,878
One or more foreign-born parents 40,113
Child is native 30,537
Child is foreign born 9,576
Children under age 6 with 81,291
Only native parent(s) 67,414
One or more foreign-born parents 13,877
Child is native 12,462
Child is foreign born 1,415
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 140,700
Only native parent(s) 114,464
One or more foreign-born parents 26,236
Child is native 18,075
Child is foreign born 8,161
Children in Low-Income Families* 68,884
Only native parents 51,639
One or more foreign-born parents 17,245
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 81.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 18.1%
Child is native 13.8%
Child is foreign born 4.3%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 82.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 17.1%
Child is native 15.3%
Child is foreign born 1.7%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 81.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 18.6%
Child is native 12.8%
Child is foreign born 5.8%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 75.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 25.0%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2013 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2013 ACS, the U.S. Census Bureau includes children of same-sex married couples in the total number of children; the same information is unavailable by parental nativity. This means that the sum of children of natives and children of immigrants (in absolute and percent terms) may be smaller than the total number of children.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.