Warwick, RI

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Population

81,218

0.81% decline

Median Age

45.1


Median Household Income

$71,191

6.89% growth

Poverty Rate

6.7%


Number of Employees

43,606

0.128% decline

Median Property Value

$199,000

1.69% growth

About

In 2017, Warwick, RI had a population of 81.2k people with a median age of 45.1 and a median household income of $71,191. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Warwick, RI declined from 81,881 to 81,218, a -0.81% decrease and its median household income grew from $66,602 to $71,191, a 6.89% increase.

The population of Warwick, RI is 88.3% White Alone, 5.34% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.76% Asian Alone. 10.1% of the people in Warwick, RI speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Warwick, RI are Community College of Rhode Island (1,897 degrees awarded in 2016) and Empire Beauty School-Warwick (86 degrees).

The median property value in Warwick, RI is $199,000, and the homeownership rate is 71.8%. Most people in Warwick, RI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Warwick, RI is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Historic 1932 Warwick Lighthouse on Narragansett Bay in Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island.

Economy

The economy of Warwick, RI employs 43.6k people. The largest industries in Warwick, RI are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,153 people), Retail Trade (5,135 people), and Educational Services (4,430 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($72,143), Utilities ($72,000), and Public Administration ($65,396).

Median household income in Warwick, RI is $71,191. Males in Warwick, RI have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,765. The income inequality in Warwick, RI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$71,191

2017 value

± $2,943

6.89%

1 Year Growth

± 4.71%

Households in Warwick, RI have a median annual income of $71,191, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $66,602 in 2016, which represents a 6.89% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,678

Average Male Salary

± $3,488

$52,765

Average Female Salary

± $2,573

In 2017, full-time male employees in Warwick, RI made 1.28 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $55,088 ± $13,113

  2. White

    $53,532 ± $2,161

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,001 ± $29,532

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Warwick, RI workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Warwick, RI is from Rhode Island.

0.463

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Rhode Island was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.241% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Rhode Island was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Rhode Island in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Rhode Island 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 216

  2. Census Tract 222.01

  3. Census Tract 224

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Warwick, RI was Census Tract 216 with a value of $112,054, followed by Census Tract 222.01 and Census Tract 224, with respective values of $91,067 and $81,023.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Warwick, RI (5.38k out of 80.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    4,847 ± 497

  2. Two Or More

    250 ± 165

  3. Black

    152 ± 158

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Warwick, RI is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

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

43.6k

2017 Value

± 1,412

-0.128%

1 Year decline

± 4.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Warwick, RI declined at a rate of -0.128%, from 43.7k employees to 43.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Warwick, RI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,127 people), Management Occupations (4,927 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,694 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Warwick, RI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Warwick, RI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,127 people), Management Occupations (4,927 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,694 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Warwick, RI has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (1.3 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.29 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.23 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Warwick, RI, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($73,491), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($71,868), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,667).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

43.6k

2017 Value

± 1,412

-0.128%

1 Year decline

± 4.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Warwick, RI declined at a rate of -0.128%, from 43.7k employees to 43.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Warwick, RI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,153 people), Retail Trade (5,135 people), and Educational Services (4,430 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Warwick, RI, though some of these residents may live in Warwick, 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 Warwick, RI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,153 people), Retail Trade (5,135 people), and Educational Services (4,430 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Warwick, RI has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.37 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.18 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.15 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Warwick, RI, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($72,143), Utilities ($72,000), and Public Administration ($65,396).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Rhode Island to other states, or from other states to Rhode Island.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $13.4B

  2. $6.99B

  3. $4.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Rhode Island product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $13.4B, followed by Mixed freight with $6.99B and Fuel oils and $4.5B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$48.1B

2015 Value

$56.6B

Projected 2045 Value

17.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Rhode Island trade was $48.1B. This is expected to increase 17.7% to $56.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Rhode Island trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Rhode Island to other states, or from other states to Rhode Island.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $14.9B

  2. $2.86B

  3. $1.45B

In 2015, the top outbound Rhode Island domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $14.9B, followed by Connecticut with $2.86B and New York and $1.45B.

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

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Health

95.1% of the population of Warwick, RI has health coverage, with 56.2% on employee plans, 11.2% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.4% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Warwick, RI see 1044 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.385% increase from the previous year (1040 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1581 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 270 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

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1044 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Rhode Island see an average of 1044 patients per year. This represents a 0.385% increase from the previous year (1040 patients).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,551

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,620

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,934

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,901

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Rhode Island (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $9,160 to $9,551.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.93%

Uninsured

56.2%

Employer Coverage

11.2%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

1.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Warwick, RI declined by 11.8% from 5.59% to 4.93%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Warwick, 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 Rhode Island, at 9.7%.

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

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Diversity

Warwick, RI is home to a population of 81.2k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.27% of Warwick, RI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Warwick, RI is composed of 71.7k White Alone residents (88.3%), 4.34k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.34%), 2.24k Asian Alone residents (2.76%), 1.8k Two or More Races residents (2.21%), 922 Black or African American Alone residents (1.14%), 198 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.244%), 22 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0271%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Warwick, RI are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,831 speakers), Portuguese or Portuguese Creole (1,432 speakers), and Italian (623 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Warwick, RI was 45.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Warwick, RI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Warwick, RI residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.27%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.17%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 7.27% of Warwick, RI residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Warwick, RI was 7.17%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    24,773 ± 3,819 people

  2. Guatemala

    14,188 ± 2,905 people

  3. Portugal

    13,168 ± 2,800 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Warwick, RI was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 24,773 Warwick, RI residents, followed by Guatemala with 14,188 and Portugal with 13,168.

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Citizenship

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of Warwick, RI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Warwick, RI was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    71.7k ± 723

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.34k ± 595

  3. Asian Alone

    2.24k ± 342

In 2017, there were 16.5 times more White Alone residents (71.7k people) in Warwick, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.34k Hispanic or Latino and 2.24k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Warwick, RI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,831 speakers (3.65%)

  2. Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

    1,432 speakers (1.84%)

  3. Italian

    623 speakers (0.803%)

10.1% of Warwick, RI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Warwick, RI was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.65% of the overall population of Warwick, RI are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.84% speak Portuguese or Portuguese Creole and 0.803% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,055 ± 226

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    845 ± 219

  3. World War II

    716 ± 218

Warwick, RI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Warwick, RI awarded 1,983 degrees. The student population of Warwick, RI is skewed towards women, with 6,204 male students and 8,988 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Warwick, RI are White (1,389 and 70%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (243 and 12.3%), Black or African American (126 and 6.35%), and Two or More Races (87 and 4.39%).

The largest universities in Warwick, RI by number of degrees awarded are Community College of Rhode Island (1,897 and 95.7%) and Empire Beauty School-Warwick (86 and 4.34%).

The most popular majors in Warwick, RI are General Studies (776 and 39.1%), Registered Nursing (248 and 12.5%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (92 and 4.64%).

The median tuition costs in Warwick, RI are $N/A 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. 92 degrees awarded

  2. 776 degrees awarded

  3. 248 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Warwick, RI was Criminal Justice - Police Science with 92 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,897 degrees awarded

  2. 86 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Warwick, RI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Community College of Rhode Island with 1,897 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

693

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,290

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 693 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Warwick, RI, which is 0.537 times less than the 1,290 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,389 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    243 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    126 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Warwick, RI were to White students. These 1,389 degrees mean that there were 5.72 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 243 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Warwick, RI was $199,000 in 2017, which is 0.915 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $195,700 to $199,000, a 1.69% increase. The homeownership rate in Warwick, RI is 71.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Warwick, RI have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Warwick, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$71,191

Median Household Income

± $2,943

34.9k

Number of Households

± 1,168

In 2017, the median household income of the 34.9k households in Warwick, RI grew to $71,191 from the previous year's value of $66,602.

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

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Housing

Property Value

$199,000

2017 Median

± $2,793

$195,700

2016 Median

± $2,700

In 2017, the median property value in Warwick, RI grew to to $199,000 from the previous year's value of $195,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Warwick, 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 Warwick, RI the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.8%

2017 Homeownership

70.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.8% of the housing units in Warwick, RI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Warwick, RI have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.38% of the workforce in Warwick, RI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.9%

  2. Carpooled

    7.96%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.09%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Warwick, RI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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