Kent County, Rhode Island

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Kent County is a county located in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It was formed in 1750 from the southern third of Providence County. As of 2000, the population was 167,090.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 188 square miles (487 km²), of which 170 square miles (441 km²) is land and 18 square miles (46 km²) (9.53%) is water.

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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 167,090 people, 67,320 households, and 44,969 families residing in the county. The population density was 982 people per square mile (379/km²). There were 70,365 housing units at an average density of 414 per square mile (160/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.54% White, 0.93% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.34% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 1.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.1% were of Italian, 18.9% Irish, 11.1% English, 10.1% French, 6.1% French Canadian and 6.1% Portuguese ancestry according to Census 2000. 92.0% spoke English, 1.9% Spanish, 1.5% French, 1.4% Portuguese and 1.1% Italian as their first language.

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