Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
1.62M
0.175% 1-year growth
2020 Median Age
40.4
0.248% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.3%
6.29% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$70,676
4.21% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$290,500
4.91% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
818,887
0.0414% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Providence-Warwick, RI-MA had a population of 1.62M people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $70,676. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Providence-Warwick, RI-MA grew from 1.62M to 1.62M, a 0.175% increase and its median household income grew from $67,818 to $70,676, a 4.21% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.5%), White (Hispanic) (5.87%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.96%), Other (Hispanic) (4.57%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.03%).

None of the households in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.5% of the residents in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA are University of Rhode Island (4,765 degrees awarded in 2020), Brown University (3,269 degrees), and Community College of Rhode Island (2,329 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA was $290,500, and the homeownership rate was 62%.

Most people in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA is home to a population of 1.62M people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 14.3% of Providence-Warwick, RI-MA residents were born outside of the country (230k people).

In 2020, there were 12.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.21M people) in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 95.2k White (Hispanic) and 80.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.5%
2020 Citizenship
94.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.5% of Providence-Warwick, RI-MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.21M ± 2.05k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    95.2k ± 3.6k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    80.4k ± 2k
13.3%
Hispanic Population
215k people

In 2020, there were 12.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.21M people) in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 95.2k White (Hispanic) and 80.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.3% of the people in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA are hispanic (215k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    120,130 ± 11,496 people
  2. China
    103,209 ± 9,308 people
  3. India
    86,491 ± 8,964 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Rhode Island and Massachusetts was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 120,130 Rhode Island and Massachusetts residents, followed by China with 103,209 and India with 86,491.

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Foreign-Born Population

14.3%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
230k people
14.2%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
229k people

As of 2018, 14.3% of Providence-Warwick, RI-MA residents (230k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA was 14.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    28,897 ± 1,030
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    12,456 ± 950
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    8,882 ± 731

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Providence-Warwick, RI-MA employs 819k people. The largest industries in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (136,340 people), Retail Trade (97,801 people), and Manufacturing (87,181 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,338), Utilities ($76,700), and Public Administration ($70,298).

Males in Rhode Island have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,718. The income inequality in Rhode Island (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

819k
2020 Value
± 7,527
0.0414%
1 Year growth
± 1.22%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA grew at a rate of 0.0414%, from 819k employees to 819k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (95,244 people), Management Occupations (81,700 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (81,355 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Providence-Warwick, RI-MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

819k
2020 Value
± 7,527
0.0414%
1 Year growth
± 1.22%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA grew at a rate of 0.0414%, from 819k employees to 819k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (136,340 people), Retail Trade (97,801 people), and Manufacturing (87,181 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Providence-Warwick, RI-MA, though some of these residents may live in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,230
Median earning men ± $432
$36,654
Median earning women ± $427

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($77,320), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,057), and Information ($67,415).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($58,622), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,640), and Wholesale Trade ($46,048).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 16,454
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 9,868
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 8,673
    Manufacturing

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $20.1M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $18.1M
    Manufacturing
  3. $8.36M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts and Rhode Island to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $41B
  2. $38.6B
  3. $32.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Massachusetts and Rhode Island product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $41B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($38.6B) and Electronics ($32.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Rhode Island and Massachusetts products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$314B
2020 Value in Massachusetts
$627B
Projected 2050 Value in Massachusetts
99.9% growth
$57.4B
2020 Value in Rhode Island
$99.7B
Projected 2050 Value in Rhode Island
73.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $314B. This is expected to increase 99.9% to $627B by 2050.

Comparatively, total outbound Rhode Island trade was $57.4B. This is expected to increase 73.8% to $99.7B by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts and Rhode Island to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $33.9B
  2. $24.9B
  3. $19.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Massachusetts and Rhode Island domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $33.9B, followed by New Hampshire with $24.9B and Connecticut and $19.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Massachusetts and Rhode Island shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Jack Reed, Sheldon Whitehouse, Elizabeth Warren, and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Rhode Island and Massachusetts is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Rhode Island and Massachusetts

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Jack Reed
Senator from Rhode Island2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator from Rhode Island1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Jack Reed, Sheldon Whitehouse, Elizabeth Warren, and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Rhode Island and Massachusetts over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Rhode Island and Massachusetts is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Rhode Island and Massachusetts have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA awarded 27,380 degrees. The student population of Providence-Warwick, RI-MA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 40,717 male students and 57,060 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA are White (17,017 and 66.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,766 and 10.7%), Unknown (1,924 and 7.47%), and Black or African American (1,849 and 7.18%).

The largest universities in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA by number of degrees awarded are University of Rhode Island (4,765 and 17.4%), Brown University (3,269 and 11.9%), and Community College of Rhode Island (2,329 and 8.51%).

The most popular majors in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA are General Studies (1,542 and 5.63%), General Business Administration & Management (1,454 and 5.31%), and Registered Nursing (1,081 and 3.95%).

The median tuition costs in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA are $44,093 for private four year colleges, and $12,922 and $29,578 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 54.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 97,777 (41.6% men and 58.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 97,777 students enrolled in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA, 41.6% men and 58.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 57,869 records, of which 57.1% were women and 42.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 753 degree-majors awarded
  2. 672 degree-majors awarded
  3. 862 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA was General Business Administration & Management with 753 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,765 degrees awarded
  2. 3,269 degrees awarded
  3. 2,329 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Rhode Island with 4,765 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 11,522 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA, which is 0.727 times less than the 15,858 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 17,017 degrees mean that there were 6.15 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,766 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($44,093) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($2,476) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.965% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.05% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.58M), Bachelors Degree (1.46M), and Some college (1.2M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA was $290,500 in 2020, which is 1.26 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $276,900 to $290,500, a 4.91% increase. The homeownership rate in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA is 62%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA is $70,676. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA was Nantucket County, MA with a value of $112,306, followed by Middlesex County, MA and Norfolk County, MA, with respective values of $106,202 and $105,320.

Property

$290,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$1,874
$393,874
Median Property Taxes
±$4,363

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Providence-Warwick, RI-MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

62%
Homeownership
2020
62.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 62% of the housing units in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA was Nantucket County, MA with a value of $112,306, followed by Middlesex County, MA and Norfolk County, MA, with respective values of $106,202 and $105,320.

The following map shows all of the counties in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$70,676
Median Household Income
± $794
635k
Number of Households
± 6,521

In 2020, the median household income of the 635k households in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA grew to $70,676 from the previous year's value of $67,818.

The following chart displays the households in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Providence-Warwick, RI-MA is from Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Rhode Island
0.453
2019 Wage GINI in Rhode Island
0.48
2020 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.483
2019 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2020, the income inequality in Rhode Island was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.736% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Rhode Island was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Rhode Island in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 and income inequality had a 0.544% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (80.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.71%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.8%)

In 2018, 80.5% of workers in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.71%) and those who worked at home (3.8%).

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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Commute Time

26.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA have a shorter commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.97% of the workforce in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA (176k out of 1.57M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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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96.2% of the population of Providence-Warwick, RI-MA has health coverage, with 50.7% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.07% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Rhode Island was $9,551 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($9,160).

Per capita personal health care spending in Massachusetts was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in Rhode Island see 1006 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.24% decrease from the previous year (1029 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1522 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 236 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Massachusetts see 968 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (968 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 930 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 153 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,006 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rhode Island
968 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Massachusetts

Primary care physicians in Rhode Island see an average of 1,006 patients per year. This represents a 2.24% decrease from the previous year (1,029 patients).

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 968 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (968 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rhode Island and Massachusetts in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.6% under 18 years, 22% between 18 and 34 years, 39.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.79%
Uninsured
50.7%
Employer Coverage
19.7%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.07%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA declined by 2.85% from 3.9% to 3.79%.

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

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