Kent County, RI Demographics

The total population of Kent County is estimated to be 170,168 with 83,198 males (48.89%) and 86,970 females (51.11%). There are 3,772 more females than males in Kent County.
The median household income in Kent County was $86,343 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 386(0.45%) from $85,957 in 2020. This income is 115.73% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Kent County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $101,265. Overall, the median household income for the county of Kent County stands at $85,395.
In Kent County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $51,406 for males and $37,927 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $72,711 for males and $58,508 for females.
In Kent County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 5 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $104,682, while Two or More Races households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $62,666.
In 2022, the population of Kent County was 171,275, a 0.16% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Kent County's population was 170,997, an increase of 0.36% compared to a population of 170,386 in 2020.
The median age in Kent County, RI is 43.8, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 15.35% were under the age of 15, 17.00% aged 15 to 29, 48.79% aged 30 to 64, 16.28% aged 65 to 84, and 2.58% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Kent County population: 89.05% are White, 1.99% are Black or African American, 0.27% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 3.04% are Asian, 0.02% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 1.83% are some other race and 3.81% are multiracial.