Building Departments in Rhode Island

There are 26 Building Departments in Rhode Island, serving a population of 1,056,138 people in an area of 1,034 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 40,620 people, and 1 Building Department per 39 square miles.

The state of Rhode Island is ranked 10th in Building Departments per capita, and 3rd in Building Departments per square mile.

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Rhode Island Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Rhode Island Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Rhode Island Residential Housing Units
 Rhode IslandUnited States
Total Housing Units466,670135,393,564
Occupied Housing Units412,028 (88.3%)118,825,921 (87.8%)
Rhode Island Occupied Residential Buildings
 Rhode IslandUnited States
Single-Family Detached Homes231,005 (56.1%)74,725,744 (62.9%)
Single-Family Attached Homes14,090 (3.4%)7,108,474 (6.0%)
2 Apartments45,356 (11.0%)4,163,223 (3.5%)
3 or 4 Apartments47,377 (11.5%)5,096,643 (4.3%)
5 to 9 Apartments19,916 (4.8%)5,539,054 (4.7%)
10 or More Apartments50,023 (12.1%)15,360,749 (12.9%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing4,261 (1.0%)6,832,034 (5.7%)
Rhode Island Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Rhode IslandUnited States
2014 or Later1,015 (0.2%)1,027,503 (0.9%)
2010 to 20133,540 (0.9%)2,888,604 (2.4%)
2000 to 200925,666 (6.2%)17,290,715 (14.6%)
1980 to 199978,496 (19.1%)32,923,618 (27.7%)
1960 to 197999,899 (24.2%)31,190,223 (26.2%)
1940 to 195983,192 (20.2%)18,692,139 (15.7%)
1939 or Earlier120,220 (29.2%)14,813,119 (12.5%)
Rhode Island Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Rhode IslandUnited States
1 Room8,995 (2.2%)2,205,033 (1.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms52,429 (12.7%)12,973,069 (10.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms153,734 (37.3%)41,694,651 (35.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms128,223 (31.1%)36,818,298 (31.0%)
8 or More Rooms68,647 (16.7%)25,134,870 (21.2%)
Rhode Island Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Rhode IslandUnited States
No Bedroom9,706 (2.4%)2,479,583 (2.1%)
1 Bedroom56,597 (13.7%)12,375,686 (10.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms280,742 (68.1%)77,772,411 (65.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms64,983 (15.8%)26,198,241 (22.0%)
Rhode Island Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Rhode IslandUnited States
With Complete Plumbing Facilities410,729 (99.7%)118,355,147 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities408,508 (99.1%)117,845,683 (99.2%)