New Census Data on RI Child Poverty Rate According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, almost 1 in 5 Rhode Island children (19% or 42,221 children) are living in poverty. Rhode Island ranks 6th in New England and 22nd nationally (where 1st is best). Read more in the news release.
New Census Data Released on the Number of Uninsured Children in RI New data from the U.S. Census Bureau show 6.3% (14,333) of Rhode Island children under age 18 were uninsured in the three year period from 2008-2010, the same percentage as in the period from 2005-2007, before the recession. Rhode Island now ranks 13th in the nation for children's health insurance coverage (where first is the best). Click to read the news release.