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Time Zone: Kent County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

Kent County was founded in 1750 and was created by taking area from ProvidenceCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Kent had a population of 168,752 people. This is an increase of 0.99% since the last Census (which gave a population of 167,090 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Kent represented 15.94% of the total population of Rhode Island, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 5 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010166,158-0.56%-1.54% since 2009
2009168,752+0.99% 
2008168,635+0.92% 
2007168,658+0.94% 
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2000167,090The Last Census

More information can be found on the Kent County Census Page for Kent County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Kent County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Kent County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Warwick   84,76085,8081.22% decrease  
Coventry   34,93533,6683.76% increase  
West Warwick   29,32829,5810.86% decrease  
East Greenwich   13,33712,9483% increase  
West Greenwich   6,3925,08525.7% increase  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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