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Bristol County, RI&

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0.11% growth
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0.88% growth
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1.01% growth
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0.03% decline

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The economy of Bristol County, RI employs 25,028 people. The economy of Bristol County, RI is specialized in Educational Services; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Information, which employ respectively 1.71; 1.21; and 1.2 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Bristol County, RI are Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,188), Educational Services (3,981), and Manufacturing (2,477), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($73,795), Finance & Insurance ($63,413), and Utilities ($63,235).

Median household income in Bristol County, RI is $73,096. Males in Bristol County, RI have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,908. The income inequality of Bristol County, RI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.487 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Bristol County, RI. In Bristol County, RI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 190 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,520. Providence County, RI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Rhode Island.


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Bristol County, RI is home to a population of 49,228 people, from which 96.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Bristol County, RI is composed of 45,812 White residents (93.1%), 1,252 Hispanic residents (2.54%), 882 Asian residents (1.79%), 624 Two+ residents (1.27%), and 618 Black residents (1.26%). The most common foreign languages in Bristol County, RI are Portuguese (3,373 speakers), Spanish (543 speakers), and Chinese (364 speakers), but compared to other places, Bristol County, RI has a relative high number of Portuguese (3,373 speakers), Scandinavian (79 speakers), and Hungarian (51 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Bristol County, RI awarded 1,267 degrees. The student population of Bristol County, RI is skewed away from females, with 654 male students and 613 female students. Most students in Bristol County, RI are White (1,010 and 79.7%), followed by Unknown (92 and 7.26%), Hispanic or Latino (60 and 4.74%), and Two or more races (20 and 1.58%). The largest universities in Bristol County, RI by number of graduates are Roger Williams University (1,138 and 89.8%), Roger Williams University School of Law (129 and 10.2%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Bristol County, RI are Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (104 and 8.21%), Architecture (80 and 6.31%), and General Psychology (74 and 5.84%). The median tuition costs in Bristol County, RI are N/A for private four year colleges, and $29,976 and $29,976 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bristol County, RI is $330,000, which is 1.61 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $330,100 to $330,000, a 0.03% increase. The homeownership rate of Bristol County, RI is 70.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Bristol County, RI have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bristol County, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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