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Rhode Island

Rhode Island covers 1,045 square miles, with a 2020 estimated population of 1,097,379 people (USDA-ERS). Providence is the state capital. The state's largest cities are Providence, Warwick and Cranston. According to 2021 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, an estimated 83.6% of the state's population is white, 8.5% is African-American, 3.7% is Asian, 1.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 16.3% is of Hispanic or Latino origin.

Rhode Island Rural Healthcare Facilities

0
Critical Access Hospitals
0
Rural Health Clinics
4
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
2
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to data.HRSA.gov. January 2022.

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rhode Island

3.1% of Rhode Island residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2020). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Rhode Island residents in 2020 was $60,825. The ERS reports, based on 2019 ACS data, that the state-wide poverty rate is 11.6%. 11.2% of the population has not completed high school according to 2015-2019 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in Rhode Island is 9.4% (USDA-ERS, 2020).

For a national comparison, please see an overview of the United States.


Data Sources
Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts; U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts; USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets

Contacts

Rhode Island Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Phone: 401.222.1488
Email: Jill.DErrico@health.ri.gov
An office of the Division of Policy, Information and Communications under the Rhode Island Department of Health addressing health disparities created by a lack of access to quality healthcare due to financial, cultural, and geographic barriers.
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Last Reviewed: 2/3/2021