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0.04% decline
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1.88% growth
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0.64% growth
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The economy of Kent County, RI employs 86,828 people. The economy of Kent County, RI is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 1.31; 1.2; and 1.11 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Kent County, RI are Healthcare & Social Assistance (14,412), Retail trade (10,439), and Manufacturing (9,977), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($74,318), Utilities ($73,537), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($59,888).

Median household income in Kent County, RI is $65,592. Males in Kent County, RI have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,372. The income inequality of Kent County, RI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436 which is lower 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 Kent County, RI. In Kent County, RI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 82 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,336. Providence County, RI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Rhode Island.


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Kent County, RI is home to a population of 164,886 people, from which 98.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Kent County, RI is composed of 148,288 White residents (89.9%), 6,742 Hispanic residents (4.09%), 3,892 Asian residents (2.36%), 3,082 Two+ residents (1.87%), and 2,193 Black residents (1.33%). The most common foreign languages in Kent County, RI are Spanish (4,103 speakers), Portuguese (2,841 speakers), and Italian (1,212 speakers), but compared to other places, Kent County, RI has a relative high number of Portuguese (2,841 speakers), Italian (1,212 speakers), and Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (385 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Kent County, RI awarded 3,194 degrees. The student population of Kent County, RI is skewed towards females, with 1,527 male students and 1,667 female students. Most students in Kent County, RI are White (2,321 and 72.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (321 and 10.1%), Black or African American (177 and 5.54%), and Unknown (176 and 5.51%). The largest universities in Kent County, RI by number of graduates are Community College of Rhode Island (1,963 and 61.5%), New England Institute of Technology (1,150 and 36%), and Empire Beauty School-Warwick (59 and 1.85%). The most popular majors in Kent County, RI are General Studies (771 and 24.1%), Registered Nursing (360 and 11.3%), and General Business (101 and 3.16%). The median tuition costs in Kent County, RI are N/A for private four year colleges, and $24,495 and $24,495 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 Kent County, RI is $208,400, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $208,500 to $208,400, a 0.05% increase. The homeownership rate of Kent County, RI is 70.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Kent County, RI have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kent County, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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