Washington County, RI

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2020 Population
126,139
0.0627% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jack Reed
Democratic Party
US Senator
Sheldon Whitehouse
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
45
0.897% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
8.18%
5.08% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$86,970
1.68% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$359,300
4.75% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
64,854
0.217% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Washington County, RI had a population of 126k people with a median age of 45 and a median household income of $86,970. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Washington County, RI grew from 126,060 to 126,139, a 0.0627% increase and its median household income grew from $85,531 to $86,970, a 1.68% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, RI are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.1%), White (Hispanic) (2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.79%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.11%).

None of the households in Washington County, RI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.2% of the residents in Washington County, RI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington County, RI are University of Rhode Island (4,765 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Washington County, RI was $359,300, and the homeownership rate was 75.1%.

Most people in Washington County, RI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, RI was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Washington County, RI is home to a population of 126k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.9% of Washington County, RI residents were born outside of the country (6.18k people).

In 2020, there were 43.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (115k people) in Washington County, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.65k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 2.53k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2020 Citizenship
98.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.2% of Washington County, RI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, RI was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, RI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    115k ± 184
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.65k ± 215
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.53k ± 348
3.34%
Hispanic Population
4.21k people

In 2020, there were 43.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (115k people) in Washington County, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.65k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 2.53k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.34% of the people in Washington County, RI are hispanic (4.21k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Washington County, RI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    29,370 ± 4,149 people
  2. Guatemala
    14,363 ± 2,922 people
  3. Portugal
    12,959 ± 2,778 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Rhode Island was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 29,370 Rhode Island residents, followed by Guatemala with 14,363 and Portugal with 12,959.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
6.18k people
4.79%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
6.04k people

As of 2020, 4.9% of Washington County, RI residents (6.18k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Washington County, RI was 4.79%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,129 ± 385
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,228 ± 301
  3. Korea
    722 ± 136

Washington County, RI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Washington County, RI employs 64.9k people. The largest industries in Washington County, RI are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,224 people), Educational Services (8,912 people), and Retail Trade (6,973 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($103,000), Wholesale Trade ($77,179), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,017).

Males in Rhode Island have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,718. The income inequality in Rhode Island (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

64.9k
2020 Value
± 2,098
−0.217%
1 Year decline
± 4.32%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Washington County, RI declined at a rate of −0.217%, from 65k employees to 64.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, RI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,383 people), Management Occupations (7,298 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,857 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, RI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

64.9k
2020 Value
± 2,098
−0.217%
1 Year decline
± 4.32%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Washington County, RI declined at a rate of −0.217%, from 65k employees to 64.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, RI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,224 people), Educational Services (8,912 people), and Retail Trade (6,973 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, RI, though some of these residents may live in Washington County, RI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$56,462
Median earning men ± $2,997
$37,216
Median earning women ± $1,874

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,429), Wholesale Trade ($80,024), and Public Administration ($77,885).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($71,691), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,574), and Public Administration ($57,419).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Rhode Island. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Rhode Island.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,364
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,009
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 686
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.75M
    Manufacturing
  2. $763k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $317k
    Wholesale Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Rhode Island to other states, or from other states to Rhode Island.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $12.6B
  2. $10.2B
  3. $6.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Rhode Island product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $12.6B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($10.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($6.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Rhode Island products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$57.4B
2020 Value in Rhode Island
$99.7B
Projected 2050 Value in Rhode Island
73.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Rhode Island trade was $57.4B. This is expected to increase 73.8% to $99.7B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Rhode Island trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Rhode Island to other states, or from other states to Rhode Island.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $12.4B
  2. $4.56B
  3. $2.87B

In 2020, the top outbound Rhode Island domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $12.4B, followed by Connecticut with $4.56B and New York and $2.87B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Rhode Island shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington County, RI went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.13%).

Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are the senators currently representing the state of Rhode Island. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Rhode Island is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Rhode Island

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Jack Reed
Senator from Rhode Island2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator from Rhode Island1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007

Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are the senators currently representing Rhode Island.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Rhode Island

Rhode Island is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Rhode Island have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Washington County, RI awarded 4,765 degrees. The student population of Washington County, RI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 7,532 male students and 10,117 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County, RI are White (3,508 and 74.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (385 and 8.22%), Unknown (256 and 5.46%), and Asian (227 and 4.84%).

The largest universities in Washington County, RI by number of degrees awarded are University of Rhode Island (4,765 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Washington County, RI are Registered Nursing (362 and 7.6%), General Psychology (274 and 5.75%), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (212 and 4.45%).

The median tuition cost in Washington County, RI for a public four year colleges is $12,922 for in-state students and $30,496 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Washington County, RI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 17,649 (42.7% men and 57.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 17,649 students enrolled in Washington County, RI, 42.7% men and 57.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,357 records, of which 57.2% were women and 42.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 206 degree-majors awarded
  2. 362 degree-majors awarded
  3. 269 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Washington County, RI was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 206 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Washington County, RI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
4,765 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Rhode Island with 4,765 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,962 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington County, RI, which is 0.7 times less than the 2,803 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,508 degrees mean that there were 9.11 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 385 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($12,922) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,082) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,250) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.01% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.07% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (243k), Some college (181k), and Bachelors Degree (168k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, RI was $359,300 in 2020, which is 1.56 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $343,000 to $359,300, a 4.75% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, RI is 75.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Washington County, RI have an average commute time of 27.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Washington County, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Washington County, RI is $86,970. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Washington County, RI was Census Tract 501.02 with a value of $125,750, followed by Census Tract 504.01 and Census Tract 501.04, with respective values of $124,299 and $122,316.

In 2021, 15.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Washington County, RI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.509%.

Property

$359,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,979
$37,696
Median Property Taxes
±$1,213

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Washington County, RI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Washington County, RI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.1%
Homeownership
2020
63.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 75.1% of the housing units in Washington County, RI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 501.02
  2. Census Tract 504.01
  3. Census Tract 501.04

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, RI was Census Tract 501.02 with a value of $125,750, followed by Census Tract 504.01 and Census Tract 501.04, with respective values of $124,299 and $122,316.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Washington County, RI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$86,970
Median Household Income
± $3,651
50.2k
Number of Households
± 1,661

In 2020, the median household income of the 50.2k households in Washington County, RI grew to $86,970 from the previous year's value of $85,531.

The following chart displays the households in Washington County, RI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washington County, RI is from Rhode Island.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Rhode Island
0.453
2019 Wage GINI in Rhode Island

In 2020, the income inequality in Rhode Island was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.736% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Rhode Island was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Rhode Island in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.68%)
  3. Carpooled (5.61%)

In 2020, 82.3% of workers in Washington County, RI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.68%) and those who carpooled to work (5.61%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, RI have a longer commute time (27.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.72% of the workforce in Washington County, RI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Washington County, RI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Washington County, RI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 15.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Washington County, RI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.509%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.18% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, RI (9.85k out of 120k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington County, RI is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 8.9% of the children was living in poverty in Washington County, RI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 75.1 in Washington County, RI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 7.11 per 100,000 population.

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97.6% of the population of Washington County, RI has health coverage, with 56% on employee plans, 9.12% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 1.67% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Rhode Island was $9,551 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($9,160).

Primary care physicians in Washington County, RI see 1117 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.82% increase from the previous year (1097 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1610 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 312 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Rhode Island, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,117 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, RI

Primary care physicians in Washington County, RI see an average of 1,117 patients per year. This represents a 1.82% increase from the previous year (1,097 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Rhode Island across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19% under 18 years, 21.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

2.39%
Uninsured
56%
Employer Coverage
9.12%
Medicaid
15.4%
Medicare
15.4%
Non-Group
1.67%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, RI declined by 9.26% from 2.63% to 2.39%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Washington County, RI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 33.3 in Washington County, RI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 25.5% in Washington County, RI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 3.18% in Washington County, RI.

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