Migration Profile for Rhode Island, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Rhode Island in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Rhode Island People Moving into Rhode Island People Moving out of Rhode Island Net # People Moving into Rhode Island from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 28,128 34,317 -6,189 0.82
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 3,400 7,621 -4,221 0.45
Aged 18-19 4,530 1,680 2,850 2.70
Aged 20-24 7,711 5,518 2,193 1.40
Aged 25-34 5,836 6,514 -678 0.90
Aged 35-44 3,204 5,923 -2,719 0.54
Aged 45-54 1,305 3,624 -2,319 0.36
Aged 55-64 1,143 2,072 -929 0.55
Aged 65+ 999 1,365 -366 0.73
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 16,627 13,594 3,033 1.22
Married 6,052 9,812 -3,760 0.62
Divorced 1,438 2,910 -1,472 0.49
Separated 737 513 224 1.44
Widowed 446 941 -495 0.47
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 1,016 1,412 -396 0.72
High School Graduate 2,322 3,167 -845 0.73
Some college or Associates degree 2,623 5,083 -2,460 0.52
Bachelor’s Degree 4,728 5,299 -571 0.89
Graduate or Professional Degree 1,798 4,537 -2,739 0.40
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 3,705 3,177 528 1.17
$1-$9,999 10,511 5,558 4,953 1.89
$10,000-$24,999 3,801 7,294 -3,493 0.52
$25,000-$49,999 4,505 5,484 -979 0.82
$50,000-$74,999 1,358 3,379 -2,021 0.40
$75,000+ 1,420 2,878 -1,458 0.49
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 5,120 5,217 -97 0.98
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 1,653 2,235 -582 0.74
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 13,635 23,769 -10,134 0.57

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Rhode Island” refers to those people living in Rhode Island in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Rhode Island” refers to those people living in Rhode Island in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 0.82 means that very every 100 people leaving Rhode Island for another state, 82 people are moving to Rhode Island from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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