Bristol County, RI

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Population
48,900
0.261% 1-year decline
Median Age
44.2

Poverty Rate
7.6%

Median Household Income
$75,578
1.27% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$345,200
1.14% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
25,195
0.671% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Bristol County, RI had a population of 48.9k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $75,578. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Bristol County, RI declined from 49,028 to 48,900, a -0.261% decrease and its median household income grew from $74,630 to $75,578, a 1.27% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bristol County, RI are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.3%), White (Hispanic) (2.42%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.04%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.39%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.27%). NaNk% of the people in Bristol County, RI speak a non-English language, and 97.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bristol County, RI are Roger Williams University (1,153 degrees awarded in 2019) and Roger Williams University School of Law (136 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Bristol County, RI was $345,200, and the homeownership rate was 69.6%. Most people in Bristol County, RI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Bristol County, RI was 2 cars per household.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Bristol County, RI went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (35.2%), followed by Other (7.46%). The most partisan county was Providence County, RI with 57.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Bristol County, RI
57.3% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in the United States
  1. 57.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 57.3% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 55.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in the United States was Providence County, RI with 57.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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Diversity

Bristol County, RI is home to a population of 48.9k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2018, 10.4% of Bristol County, RI residents were born outside of the country (5.11k people).

In 2018, there were 38.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.1k people) in Bristol County, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.18k White (Hispanic) and 996 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bristol County, RI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    45.1k ± 22
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.18k ± 127
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    996 ± 90
2.91%
Hispanic Population
1.42k people

In 2018, there were 38.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.1k people) in Bristol County, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.18k White (Hispanic) and 996 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.91% of the people in Bristol County, RI are hispanic (1.42k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bristol County, RI as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.4%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
5.11k people
10.2%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
5.02k people

As of 2018, 10.4% of Bristol County, RI residents (5.11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bristol County, RI was 10.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.9
56
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Bristol County, RI was 44.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 56. But people in Bristol County, RI are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Bristol County, RI residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

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In N/A, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Bristol County, RI was N/A, the natal country of N/A Bristol County, RI residents, followed by N/A with N/A and N/A with N/A.

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Citizenship

97.1%
2018 Citizenship
97%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.1% of Bristol County, RI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Bristol County, RI was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    925 ± 158
  2. Korea
    374 ± 100
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    366 ± 134

Bristol County, RI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Bristol County, RI is $75,578. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Bristol County, RI was Census Tract 304 with a value of $173,750, followed by Census Tract 303 and Census Tract 302, with respective values of $131,757 and $106,875.

Males in N/A have an average income that is N/A times higher than the average income of females, which is N/A. The income inequality in N/A (measured using the Gini index) is N/A, which is N/A than the national average.

The economy of Bristol County, RI employs 25.2k people. The largest industries in Bristol County, RI are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,454 people), Educational Services (3,818 people), and Retail Trade (2,468 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($84,875), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,500), and Finance & Insurance ($64,955).

Wages

Median Household Income

$75,578
2018 value
± $3,422
1.27%
1 Year Growth
± 6.22%

Households in Bristol County, RI have a median annual income of $75,578, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $74,630 in 2017, which represents a 1.27% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Average Male Salary in N/A
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Average Female Salary in N/A
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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bristol County, RI is from Bristol County, RI.
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This chart shows the number of workers in Bristol County, RI across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 304
  2. Census Tract 303
  3. Census Tract 302

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bristol County, RI was Census Tract 304 with a value of $173,750, followed by Census Tract 303 and Census Tract 302, with respective values of $131,757 and $106,875.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bristol County, RI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bristol County, RI (3.43k out of 45.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    2,801 ± 402
  2. Black
    299 ± 151
  3. Hispanic
    204 ± 154

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bristol County, RI is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

25.2k
2018 Value
± 981
0.671%
1 Year growth
± 5.48%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bristol County, RI grew at a rate of 0.671%, from 25k employees to 25.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bristol County, RI, are Management Occupations (2,823 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,645 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,456 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bristol County, RI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bristol County, RI, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,823 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,645 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,456 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bristol County, RI has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.72 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.68 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bristol County, RI, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($110,494), Management Occupations ($88,107), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($87,719).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

25.2k
2018 Value
± 981
0.671%
1 Year growth
± 5.48%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bristol County, RI grew at a rate of 0.671%, from 25k employees to 25.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bristol County, RI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,454 people), Educational Services (3,818 people), and Retail Trade (2,468 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bristol County, RI, though some of these residents may live in Bristol County, RI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Bristol County, RI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,454 people), Educational Services (3,818 people), and Retail Trade (2,468 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bristol County, RI has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.64 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.27 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bristol County, RI, by median earnings, are Information ($84,875), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,500), and Finance & Insurance ($64,955).

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Education

In 2019, universities in Bristol County, RI awarded 1,289 degrees. The student population of Bristol County, RI is skewed towards women, with 2,564 male students and 2,761 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bristol County, RI are White (967 and 77.1%), followed by Unknown (91 and 7.25%), Hispanic or Latino (88 and 7.01%), and Black or African American (52 and 4.14%).

The largest universities in Bristol County, RI by number of degrees awarded are Roger Williams University (1,153 and 89.4%) and Roger Williams University School of Law (136 and 10.6%).

The most popular majors in Bristol County, RI are Law (134 and 10.4%), Architecture (117 and 9.08%), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (104 and 8.07%).

The median tuition costs in Bristol County, RI are $32,789 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 72 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 76 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 73 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bristol County, RI was Architecture with 72 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bristol County, RI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,153 degrees awarded
  2. 136 degrees awarded
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Median In-State Public
$32,789
Median Private

In 2019, the Bristol County, RI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Roger Williams University with 1,153 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

564
Degrees Awarded to Men
725
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 564 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bristol County, RI, which is 0.778 times less than the 725 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Bristol County, RI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    967 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    91 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    88 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Bristol County, RI was White students. These 967 degrees mean that there were 10.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 91 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bristol County, RI was $345,200 in 2018, which is 1.5 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $341,300 to $345,200, a 1.14% increase. The homeownership rate in Bristol County, RI is 69.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bristol County, RI have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bristol County, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$345,200
2018 Median
± $9,222
$341,300
2017 Median
± $6,770

In 2018, the median property value in Bristol County, RI grew to to $345,200 from the previous year's value of $341,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bristol County, RI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bristol County, RI the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$75,578
Median Household Income
± $3,422
19.6k
Number of Households
± 856

In 2018, the median household income of the 19.6k households in Bristol County, RI grew to $75,578 from the previous year's value of $74,630.

The following chart displays the households in Bristol County, RI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bristol County, RI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bristol County, RI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

69.6%
2018 Homeownership
69%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 69.6% of the housing units in Bristol County, RI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bristol County, RI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bristol County, RI have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.53% of the workforce in Bristol County, RI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (80.4%)
  2. Carpooled (5.66%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.44%)

In 2018, 80.4% of workers in Bristol County, RI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (5.66%) and those who worked at home (5.44%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bristol County, RI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bristol County, RI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

97.5% of the population of Bristol County, RI has health coverage, with 56.2% on employee plans, 10.7% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 1% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Bristol County, RI see 552 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.55% increase from the previous year (528 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2726 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 539 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Providence County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (9.7%). Additionally, Kent County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

552 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bristol County, RI

Primary care physicians in Bristol County, RI see an average of 552 patients per year. This represents a 4.55% increase from the previous year (528 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bristol County, RI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Coverage

2.52%
Uninsured
56.2%
Employer Coverage
10.7%
Medicaid
14%
Medicare
15.6%
Non-Group
1%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bristol County, RI declined by 40.6% from 4.24% to 2.52%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bristol County, RI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 9.7% prevalence
  2. 9.4% prevalence
  3. 8.7% prevalence

Providence County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in false, at 9.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in false by county over multiple years.

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