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State Demographics Data - RI

Rhode Island

Demographics & Social
2012
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 140,125
% Foreign Born 13.3%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2012 17.5%
% change: 1990-2000 25.4%
Race (%)  
One race 96.4%
White
45.2%
Black or African American
15.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.7%
Asian
15.7%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
19.2%
Two or more races 3.6%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 56,570
% Latino 40.4%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.7%
5-17 6.2%
18-64 79.3%
65 and older 13.8%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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.

43.2
Gender (% female) 53.9%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 28.7%
Married 52.2%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.1%

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 910,167
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 -2.0%
% change: 1990-2000 2.3%
Race (%)  
One race 97.3%
White 87.3%
Black or African American 5.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4%
Asian 1.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 3.3%
Two or more races 2.7%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 81,980
% Latino 9.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.1%
5-17 16.7%
18-64 61.9%
65 and older 15.3%
Median Age 38.9
Gender (% female) 51.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 36.9%
Married 43.4%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.7%
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.

140,125
Born in Africa 17,213
Born in Asia 26,575
Born in Europe 32,274
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 60,833
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2,789
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.

140,125
Europe 32,274
Northern Europe 3,426
United Kingdom
1,918
Ireland
1,070
Other Northern Europe
438
Western Europe 2,950
France
730
Germany
1,750
Other Western Europe
470
Southern Europe 19,731
Italy
3,120
Portugal
16,009
Other Southern Europe
602
Eastern Europe 6,021
Poland
2,198
Russia
1,137
Other Eastern Europe
2,686
Other Europe (no country specified) 146
Asia 26,575
Eastern Asia 7,501
China
5,037

China, excluding Taiwan

4,527

Taiwan

510
Japan
761
Korea
1,703
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 4,854
India
3,653
Iran
22
Other South Central Asia
1,179
Southeastern Asia 10,252
Philippines
2,643
Vietnam
1,772
Other Southeastern Asia
5,837
Western Asia 3,968
Israel
235
Lebanon
794
Other Western Asia
2,939
Other Asia (no country specified) 0
Africa 17,213
Eastern Africa 841
Northern Africa
969
Western Africa
13,943
Middle and Southern Africa
769
Other Africa (no country specified)
691
Oceania 441
Australia and New Zealand subregion 441
Oceania (no country specified) 0
Americas 63,622
Latin America 60,833
Caribbean
24,968

Cuba

498

Jamaica

307

Other Caribbean

24,163
Central America
26,032

Mexico

3,172

El Salvador

2,648

Other Central America

20,212
South America
9,833

Brazil

1,007

Colombia

5,207

Other South America

3,619
Northern America 2,789
Canada
2,523
Other Northern America
266
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 56,165
1990-1999 29,786
2000-2009 40,460
Since 2010 13,714
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 12.3%
Born in Asia 19.0%
Born in Europe 23.0%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 43.4%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.0%
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 23.0%
Northern Europe 2.4%
United Kingdom 1.4%
Ireland 0.8%
Other Northern Europe 0.3%
Western Europe 2.1%
France 0.5%
Germany 1.2%
Other Western Europe 0.3%
Southern Europe 14.1%
Italy 2.2%
Portugal 11.4%
Other Southern Europe 0.4%
Eastern Europe 4.3%
Poland 1.6%
Russia 0.8%
Other Eastern Europe 1.9%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.1%
Asia 19.0%
Eastern Asia 5.4%
China 3.6%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.2%
Taiwan 0.4%
Japan 0.5%
Korea 1.2%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 3.5%
India 2.6%
Iran 0.0%
Other South Central Asia 0.8%
Southeastern Asia 7.3%
Philippines 1.9%
Vietnam 1.3%
Other Southeastern Asia 4.2%
Western Asia 2.8%
Israel 0.2%
Lebanon 0.6%
Other Western Asia 2.1%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 12.3%
Eastern Africa 0.6%
Northern Africa 0.7%
Western Africa 10.0%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.5%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.5%
Oceania 0.3%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.3%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 45.4%
Latin America 43.4%
Caribbean 17.8%
Cuba 0.4%
Jamaica 0.2%
Other Caribbean 17.2%
Central America 18.6%
Mexico 2.3%
El Salvador 1.9%
Other Central America 14.4%
South America 7.0%
Brazil 0.7%
Colombia 3.7%
Other South America 2.6%
Northern America 2.0%
Canada 1.8%
Other Northern America 0.2%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 40.1%
1980-1989 21.3%
1990-1999 28.9%
Since 2000 9.8%
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 140,125
Naturalized citizens 71,278
Noncitizens 68,847
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 71,278
Before 1980 12,778
1980-1989 9,071
1990-1999 15,383
2000-2009 24,144
Since 2010 9,902
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 50.9%
Noncitizens 49.1%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 17.9%
1980-1989 12.7%
1990-1999 21.6%
2000-2009 33.9%
Since 2010 13.9%
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) 44,816
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 2,198
% married among women who gave birth
81.0%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
19.0%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 212,669
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 8,804
% married among women who gave birth 54.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 45.7%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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 3.04
Average family size 3.61
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.34
Average family size 2.96
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 207,495
Only native parent(s)
157,431
One or more foreign-born parents
50,064

Child is native

42,607

Child is foreign born

7,457
Children under age 6 with 65,968
Only native parent(s)
51,452
One or more foreign-born parents
14,516

Child is native

13,593

Child is foreign born

923
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 141,527
Only native parent(s)
105,979
One or more foreign-born parents
35,548

Child is native

29,014

Child is foreign born

6,534
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.

80,289
Only native parents 53,926
One or more foreign-born parents 26,363
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 75.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 24.1%
Child is native 20.5%
Child is foreign born 3.6%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 22.0%
Child is native 20.6%
Child is foreign born 1.4%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 74.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 25.1%
Child is native 20.5%
Child is foreign born 4.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 67.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 32.8%
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, 2012 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, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and North Dakota and Wyoming data are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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.
  • 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.