Census Bureau: 80.06% of people in Rhode Island were old enough to vote in 2017


Of the 1,056,138 citizens living in Rhode Island in 2017, 845,556 were old enough to vote as of Aug. 5, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained by the Rhode Island Business Daily.

The bureau reported that 440,796 of those people were female and 404,760 were male.

An agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, the Census Bureau is responsible for compiling statistical facts about the American people, places and economy. Data for this story was compiled from the bureau’s American Community Survey. Information from the survey helps to determine how federal and state funds are distributed.

Statistical data for 2018 will be released later this year.

Percentage of citizens old enough to vote in Rhode Island
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
Males 18 and over
404,760
38.32
Females 18 and over
440,796
41.74

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