Foster Center ranked 25th in state for resident earnings in 2017


Foster Center ranked 25th among cities in Rhode Island by annual earnings per resident, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

The median income of Foster Center residents was an inflation-adjusted $28,462 per year. Foster Center had 162 households in 2017, with a population of 425.

The city with the highest median resident income in the state was Carolina. Carolina's median income was $45,114 per year after adjusting for inflation – $16,652 more than Foster Center. It had 268 households in 2017 and a population of 680.

Kingston had the lowest annual resident income among cities in Rhode Island, with a median income of only $4,357 per year. That was $24,105 less than the median income in Foster Center at the time. Kingston had 729 households in 2017 and a population of 6,983.

The table below shows the top 35 cities ranked by median annual resident earnings in 2017.

Top 35 cities by earnings per resident (2017)
Rank
City
Earnings per resident ($$$)
1
Carolina
45,114
2
Misquamicut
45,000
3
Harmony
40,625
4
Ashaway
40,553
5
Cumberland Hill
40,322
6
Weekapaug
39,531
7
Charlestown
39,355
8
Tiverton
37,492
9
Hope Valley
36,976
10
Warwick
36,146
11
Greene
35,677
12
Valley Falls
32,400
13
Pascoag
32,131
14
Narragansett Pier
31,957
15
Newport
31,784
16
Watch Hill
31,650
17
Greenville
31,582
18
Newport East
31,444
19
Westerly
31,148
20
Melville
30,888
21
Cranston
30,788
22
East Providence
30,451
23
Wyoming
30,125
24
Bradford
29,866
25
Foster Center
28,462
26
Clayville
27,386
27
Harrisville
27,176
28
Quonochontaug
26,087
29
Hopkinton
25,515
30
Chepachet
24,891
31
Pawtucket
24,530
32
Woonsocket
23,051
33
Providence
20,408
34
Central Falls
16,433
35
Kingston
4,357
* All values are inflation-adjusted

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