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State Income Data - RI
 

Rhode Island

Income & Poverty
2019
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, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.

142,745
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.8%
100-199% of the poverty level 17.8%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 69.4%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2019 -13.9%
% change: 1990-2000 50.6%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 9.5%
With related children under age 18
15.0%
With related children under age 5
12.8%
Married-couple families 5.8%
With related children under age 18
10.0%
With related children under age 5
N
Families with female householder, no husband present 20.2%
With related children under age 18
31.0%
With related children under age 5
N
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 81,579
Below 100% of the poverty level
9.3%
100-199% of the poverty level
14.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
76.0%
Noncitizens 61,166
Below 100% of the poverty level
17.4%
100-199% of the poverty level
22.0%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
60.6%
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 28,814
Below 100% of the poverty level
2.8%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 67,309
Below 100% of the poverty level
18.8%
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) (%) 875,841
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.5%
100-199% of the poverty level 12.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 77.2%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 -8.2%
% change: 1990-2000 27.7%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 5.9%
With related children under age 18
10.9%
With related children under age 5
9.6%
Married-couple families 1.6%
With related children under age 18
2.6%
With related children under age 5
0.0%
Families with female householder, no husband present 21.4%
With related children under age 18
30.1%
With related children under age 5
41.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 965,413
Below 100% of the poverty level 101,871
Speaks only English
743,676
Below 100% of the poverty level 70,151
Speaks Spanish
126,999
Below 100% of the poverty level 24,832
Speaks other Indo-European languages
61,537
Below 100% of the poverty level 3,469
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
21,537
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,773
Speaks other languages
11,664
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,646
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.6%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 9.4%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.6%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 5.6%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.2%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 14.1%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 68,844
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 0.9%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.4%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 12.0%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 17.1%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 25.6%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 20.0%
Earned $75,000 or more 19.9%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 39,830
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
0.8%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
3.8%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
4.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
16.9%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
29.6%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
20.6%
Earned $75,000 or more
23.6%
Noncitizens (%) 29,014
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.1%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
5.3%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
22.2%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
17.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
20.1%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
19.1%
Earned $75,000 or more
14.8%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $46,787
Female $37,943
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
$51,265
Female
$41,056
Noncitizens  
Male
$40,963
Female
$31,165
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 320,208
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.9%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 1.5%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 6.1%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 12.0%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 20.0%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 27.6%
Earned $75,000 or more 30.8%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $60,786
Female $51,088
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $58,450
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $67,293
Noncitizens $46,960
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $72,867
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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 53.2%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 66.0%
Noncitizens 27.8%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 63.2%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 (%) 144,626
With health insurance 88.9%
With private health insurance
61.3%
With public coverage
35.5%
No health insurance coverage 11.1%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 81,657
With health insurance 95.9%
With private health insurance
65.4%
With public coverage
40.8%
No health insurance coverage 4.1%
Noncitizens (%) 62,969
With health insurance 79.9%
With private health insurance
56.1%
With public coverage
28.5%
No health insurance coverage 20.1%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 899,127
With health insurance 97.0%
With private health insurance
75.3%
With public coverage
36.3%
No health insurance coverage 3.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2019 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. IPUMS USA: Version 10.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2020. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V10.0.

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, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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.