Washington County, RI

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Population

126,190

0.102% decline

Median Age

44.1


Median Household Income

$77,862

4.79% growth

Poverty Rate

9.63%


Number of Employees

64,576

0.514% growth

Median Property Value

$320,600

1.75% growth

About

In 2017, Washington County, RI had a population of 126k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $77,862. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Washington County, RI declined from 126,319 to 126,190, a -0.102% decrease and its median household income grew from $74,302 to $77,862, a 4.79% increase.

The population of Washington County, RI is 91.3% White Alone, 2.99% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.93% Asian Alone. 6.33% of the people in Washington County, RI speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington County, RI are University of Rhode Island (4,193 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Washington County, RI is $320,600, and the homeownership rate is 73.3%. Most people in Washington County, RI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, RI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Washington County, RI employs 64.6k people. The largest industries in Washington County, RI are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,384 people), Educational Services (8,820 people), and Retail Trade (6,639 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($152,750), Utilities ($75,859), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,538).

Median household income in Washington County, RI is $77,862. Males in Washington County, 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 Washington County, RI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$77,862

2017 value

± $2,350

4.79%

1 Year Growth

± 4.06%

Households in Washington County, RI have a median annual income of $77,862, 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 $74,302 in 2016, which represents a 4.79% 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 Washington County, 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 Washington County, 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 Washington County, 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 504.01

  2. Census Tract 506

  3. Census Tract 501.04

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, RI was Census Tract 504.01 with a value of $115,625, followed by Census Tract 506 and Census Tract 501.04, with respective values of $95,660 and $94,914.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.63% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, RI (11.6k out of 120k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

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

    9,980 ± 1,004

  2. Hispanic

    585 ± 209

  3. Two Or More

    520 ± 228

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

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

64.6k

2017 Value

± 1,731

0.514%

1 Year growth

± 3.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, RI grew at a rate of 0.514%, from 64.2k employees to 64.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, RI, are Management Occupations (8,247 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,465 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,329 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, RI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washington County, RI, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (8,247 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,465 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,329 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, RI has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.57 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.51 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washington County, RI, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($87,216), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,563), and Management Occupations ($78,816).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

64.6k

2017 Value

± 1,731

0.514%

1 Year growth

± 3.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, RI grew at a rate of 0.514%, from 64.2k employees to 64.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, RI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,384 people), Educational Services (8,820 people), and Retail Trade (6,639 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, RI, though some of these residents may live in Washington 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 Washington County, RI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,384 people), Educational Services (8,820 people), and Retail Trade (6,639 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, RI has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.76 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.73 times), and Educational Services (1.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washington County, RI, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($152,750), Utilities ($75,859), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,538).

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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

96% of the population of Washington County, RI has health coverage, with 56.6% on employee plans, 8.61% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 1.35% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Washington County, RI see 1081 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.746% increase from the previous year (1073 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1804 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 351 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

1,081 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington County, RI see an average of 1,081 patients per year. This represents a 0.746% increase from the previous year (1,073 patients).

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

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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

4.03%

Uninsured

56.6%

Employer Coverage

8.61%

Medicaid

13.7%

Medicare

15.7%

Non-Group

1.35%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, RI declined by 20.9% from 5.09% to 4.03%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Washington 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 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

Washington County, RI is home to a population of 126k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.48% of Washington County, RI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Washington County, RI is composed of 115k White Alone residents (91.3%), 3.77k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.99%), 2.44k Asian Alone residents (1.93%), 1.76k Two or More Races residents (1.39%), 1.62k Black or African American Alone residents (1.28%), 1.05k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.83%), 260 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.206%), and 91 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0721%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Washington County, RI are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,131 speakers), Italian (1,413 speakers), and Chinese (886 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Washington County, RI was 44.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Washington County, RI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Washington County, RI residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.48%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.36%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.48% of Washington County, 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 Washington County, RI was 4.36%, 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 Washington County, RI was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 24,773 Washington County, RI residents, followed by Guatemala with 14,188 and Portugal with 13,168.

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Washington County, RI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, RI was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    115k ± 139

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.77k ± 458

  3. Asian Alone

    2.44k ± 271

In 2017, there were 30.6 times more White Alone residents (115k people) in Washington County, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.77k Hispanic or Latino and 2.44k 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 Washington County, RI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,131 speakers (1.75%)

  2. Italian

    1,413 speakers (1.16%)

  3. Chinese

    886 speakers (0.729%)

6.33% of Washington County, 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 Washington County, RI was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.75% of the overall population of Washington County, RI are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.16% speak Italian and 0.729% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,222 ± 261

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    997 ± 227

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    849 ± 222

Washington County, RI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Washington County, RI awarded 4,193 degrees. The student population of Washington County, RI is skewed towards women, with 7,724 male students and 10,098 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County, RI are White (2,933 and 71.8%), followed by Unknown (400 and 9.8%), Hispanic or Latino (310 and 7.59%), and Black or African American (190 and 4.65%).

The largest universities in Washington County, RI by number of degrees awarded are University of Rhode Island (4,193 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Washington County, RI are Registered Nursing (234 and 5.58%), General Psychology (216 and 5.15%), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (213 and 5.08%).

The median tuition costs in Washington County, RI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $11,128 and $27,118 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 230 degrees awarded

  2. 216 degrees awarded

  3. 203 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Washington County, RI was Registered Nursing with 230 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

4,193 degrees awarded

$11,128

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Washington County, RI institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Rhode Island with 4,193 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,778

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,415

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,778 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington County, RI, which is 0.736 times less than the 2,415 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

    2,933 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    400 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    310 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Washington County, RI were to White students. These 2,933 degrees mean that there were 7.33 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 400 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, RI was $320,600 in 2017, which is 1.47 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $315,100 to $320,600, a 1.75% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, RI is 73.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washington County, RI have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington County, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$77,862

Median Household Income

± $2,350

49.6k

Number of Households

± 1,466

In 2017, the median household income of the 49.6k households in Washington County, RI grew to $77,862 from the previous year's value of $74,302.

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

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Housing

Property Value

$320,600

2017 Median

± $4,669

$315,100

2016 Median

± $5,856

In 2017, the median property value in Washington County, RI grew to to $320,600 from the previous year's value of $315,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Washington 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 Washington County, RI the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.3%

2017 Homeownership

72.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.3% of the housing units in Washington County, RI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Washington County, 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 Washington County, RI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Washington County, RI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, RI have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.22% of the workforce in Washington County, RI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.2%

  2. Carpooled

    7.03%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.94%

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

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