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State Income Data - RI

Rhode Island

Income & Poverty
2018
2000
1990
Poverty

Note: Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing.

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%)

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 ACS.

136,053
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 18.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 62.8%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2018 21.8%
% change: 1990-2000 50.6%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 20.1%
With related children under age 18
25.0%
With related children under age 5
31.1%
Married-couple families 11.4%
With related children under age 18
14.7%
With related children under age 5
36.5%
Families with female householder, no husband present 37.4%
With related children under age 18
47.6%
With related children under age 5
N
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 83,431
Below 100% of the poverty level
15.7%
100-199% of the poverty level
17.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
66.6%
Noncitizens 52,622
Below 100% of the poverty level
24.4%
100-199% of the poverty level
18.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
56.7%
Foreign Born Living in Poverty by Region of Birth

Note: The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

 
Born in Africa N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Asia N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Europe 25,575
Below 100% of the poverty level
9.3%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Oceania N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 880,416
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 13.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 74.5%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 5.4%
% change: 1990-2000 27.7%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 6.7%
With related children under age 18
12.3%
With related children under age 5
7.6%
Married-couple families 2.6%
With related children under age 18
3.4%
With related children under age 5
1.6%
Families with female householder, no husband present 18.5%
With related children under age 18
27.9%
With related children under age 5
22.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 116,600
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.2%
100-199% of the poverty level 22.0%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 59.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 894,788
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.2%
100-199% of the poverty level 14.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 74.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 91,489
Below 100% of the poverty level 15.4%
100-199% of the poverty level 23.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 61.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 872,074
Below 100% of the poverty level 9.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 13.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 77.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Population (age 5 and older)
 
 
Poverty by Language Spoken at Home Number
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 962,596
Below 100% of the poverty level 120,486
Speaks only English
751,661
Below 100% of the poverty level 71,107
Speaks Spanish
119,430
Below 100% of the poverty level 35,101
Speaks other Indo-European languages
62,071
Below 100% of the poverty level 8,036
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
20,675
Below 100% of the poverty level 4,750
Speaks other languages
8,759
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,492
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.5%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 9.5%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 29.4%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.9%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 23.0%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.0%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 57,788
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.7%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 2.0%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 11.1%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 21.3%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 26.4%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 23.3%
Earned $75,000 or more 14.2%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 36,812
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.4%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
0.9%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
8.3%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
20.9%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
28.0%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
24.7%
Earned $75,000 or more
15.9%
Noncitizens (%) 20,976
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.3%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
3.8%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
16.0%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
22.1%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
23.6%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
20.8%
Earned $75,000 or more
11.2%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $45,404
Female $38,622
Median Earnings of Foreign-Born Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by U.S. Citizenship Status and Gender  
Naturalized citizens  
Male
$47,953
Female
$39,389
Noncitizens  
Male
$37,020
Female
$37,030
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 303,920
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.3%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 1.3%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 6.7%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 12.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 19.1%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 29.0%
Earned $75,000 or more 29.9%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $61,002
Female $50,421
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $49,574
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $52,610
Noncitizens $43,292
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $68,079
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 ACS. 3) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Home Ownership Rate 52.0%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 61.7%
Noncitizens 29.0%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 63.6%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with private health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.

Foreign Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 138,052
With health insurance 91.4%
With private health insurance
58.4%
With public coverage
41.5%
No health insurance coverage 8.6%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 83,683
With health insurance 96.6%
With private health insurance
61.2%
With public coverage
46.4%
No health insurance coverage 3.4%
Noncitizens (%) 54,369
With health insurance 83.6%
With private health insurance
54.1%
With public coverage
34.0%
No health insurance coverage 16.4%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 903,257
With health insurance 96.6%
With private health insurance
71.8%
With public coverage
38.3%
No health insurance coverage 3.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2018 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas, and Matthew Sobek. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0.

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing. 
  • The term “home ownership rate” refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Poverty,” “Earnings,” “Median Household Income,” and “Home Ownership Rate”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 ACS.
  • In the “% Families in Poverty by Family Type” section, “related children” refer to “related children of the householder.”
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Private coverage includes employer- or union-provided insurance, insurance purchased directly, and TRICARE (the health program of the U.S. military) or other military health care. Public coverage includes Medicare, Medicaid, or another governmental medical assistance program, and Veterans Administration health care. Individuals can be covered by more than one type of insurance, and they can be covered by both private and public insurers. Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with private health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.