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Number of people in prison in 2020 from each Rhode Island county

FIPS code, 2020 Rhode Island Counties Number of people incarcerated from each county, 2020 Census population, 2020 Total population, 2020 Incarceration rate 100,000
001 Bristol 23 50,793 50,816 45
003 Kent 170 170,363 170,533 100
005 Newport 81 85,643 85,724 94
007 Providence 1,439 660,741 659,758 218
009 Washington 67 129,839 129,906 52

Sources and methodology

FIPS code, 2020
FIPS (Federal Information Processing Series) Codes are codes used by the Census Bureau to uniquely identify counties and county equivalents in the US. The first two digits are the FIPS state code (e.g., 44=RI); and the last three digits are the FIPS county code within the state (e.g., 001=Bristol County). These are the FIPS Codes used in the 2020 Census.
Rhode Island Counties
This is the county as defined by the Census Bureau for Census 2020.
Number of people incarcerated from each county, 2020
This is the number of people from each county incarcerated as of 2020. See the methodology section of the report.
Census population, 2020
This is the population of the county as reported in the 2020 Census.
Total population, 2020
This is the total population of the county as reflected in the 2020 Census plus the incarcerated population.
Incarceration rate 100,000
This is the number of incarcerated people divided by the total population and then multiplied by 100,000. It allows ready comparison of the frequency of incarceration between each county of different population sizes.

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