Women's incarceration rate in Rhode Island state prisons

An online, interactive tool, the Women's Well-Being Index provides access to publicly available data specific to regional, city, and statewide levels and aggregated for gender and race.

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Female Population by Age

Source: ACS 2020 5-year estimates, table B01001

Female Race & Ethnicity

Counting race is generally complicated.

The US Census Bureau distinguishes between race (eg Asian or Black) and Hispanic ethnicity. In this bar chart, for all but the white non-Hispanic group, counts include those women who self-identify as Hispanic or Latina. Hispanic group includes women of all races. Therefore, the total value of 7 bars exceeds the actual population of females in the area.

Source: ACS 2020 5-year estimates, tables B01001B through B01001I

Females by US Citizenship Status

Generally, females aged 18 and over have higher foreign-born rates than those under 18.

Source: ACS 2020 5-year estimates, table B05003

Marital Status

About a third of females in the state of Rhode Island were never married, while the majority of females in Bristol, Kent, Newport, and Washington counties are married.

Source: ACS 2020 5-year estimates, table B12001

Women-owned Firms with Paid Employees, by Industry

In Rhode Island, women are still less likely than men to own companies that have paid employees.

In the bar chart below, the x-axis represents the number of firms, and percentage represents the share of companies in the industry owned or co-owned by women (including equal male/female ownership). Industries with smaller number of businesses are not included. For small towns, data are not available.

Earnings for Full-Time Female Workers

The bar charts below shows the distribution of earnings of full-time female workers, by race and Hispanic ethnicity. Use the dropdown to view data for for a select race/ethnicity.

Note that data is missing for many racial categories. Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

Source: ACS 2020 5-year estimates, tables B20005, and B20005B through B20005I

Female Poverty by Race/Ethnicity

Source: ACS 2020 5-year estimates, tables B17001B through B17001I

Employment and Labor Force Participation home_work

Labor force includes females aged 16 and over who are available to work. Those in the labor force are generally split into employed and unemployed. Those not in labor force often include students, retirees, and those who take care of children or other family members.

Source: ACS 2020 5-year estimates, table B12006

Female Households Without Spouse Receiving Food Stamps/SNAP

Family households with a female householder and no spouse present generally receive SNAP benefits in higher numbers if they have children under 18. Over 50% of such households in Providence, Newport, and Central Falls receive SNAP benefits, compared to under 12% in the city of Westerly.

Source: ACS 2020 5-year estimates, table B22002

Employment and Median Earnings by Occupation

The bar chars below represent the number of women employed in a particular occupation field, and the median earnings of women in that field. Data are not available for all geographies. In general, median earnings of women working in STEM and management fields are highest.

Source: ACS 2020 5-year estimates, table C24020

Source: ACS 2020 5-year estimates, table B24022

Gender Pay Gap

The chart below shoes the median weekly earnings of full-time female workers as a percent of full-time male workers.

Source: US Department of Labor, 1998–2020 (annual averages)

Women's Incarceration Rate in Rhode Island State Prisons

Women's incarceration rate in Rhode Island state prisons

Source: Prison Policy Initiative Report

Educational Attainment

In Rhode Island, 27% of women aged 25+ (all races) have at least some college education.


Source: ACS 2020 5-year estimates

Median Earnings of Females by Educational Attainment

Median earnings for women increase with educational attainment.

Source: ACS 2020 5-year estimates, table B20004

Maternal Mortality in Rhode Island and Nearby States

Maternal mortality is the number of deaths from any cause related to pregnancy and its management (excluding accidental or incidental causes) and up to 12 months following the termination of pregnancy, per 100,000 live births. This is a 2020 5-year estimate.

This data is only available on the state and national level.

Source: CDC WONDER Online Database, Mortality files, accessed via United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings

Females Without Health Insurance

According to the American Community Survey, males are more likely to have health insurance coverage than females in Rhode Island. Young adults (age group 26-34) have higher rates of uninsured population among all age groups for many geographies in Rhode Island.

Source: ACS 2020 5-year estimates, table B27001

Females with Birth in Past 12 Months

The pie chart on the left shows the share of females aged 15-50 who gave birth in the past 12 months and the pie chart on the right shows their marital status. Now married includes women who are separated whose spouses are absent. Unmarried includes women who are divorced, widowed, or have never been married.

Source: ACS 2020 5-year estimates, table B13002 (including subtables B through I)

Homeownership Rate by Race

Historically in the US, racial minorities have been less likely to own their homes than their white peers. In Rhode Island, things are not much different. The bar chart below shows the proportion of households who own their home, by race/ethnicity of the main householder.


Source: ACS 2020 5-year estimates

Median Gross Rent

Median gross rent is a typical rent paid by the "middle" household when ranked from lowest to highest rent. It includes estimated monthly utility and fuel costs.

Average Contract Rent

Contract rent is the amount paid by a tenant to the owner of the property. It does not include utility bills. Unlike the median, the average rent can be skewed by more expensive properties.

Average Gross Rent

Average gross rent is estimated from the aggregted gross rent paid by all rental households in the area, divided by the number of rental households. Unlike the median, it can be skewed by more expensive properties.

Source: 2020 American Community Survey, 5-year estimates