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Cities and Towns

State of Rhode Island

Rhode Island, abbreviated "RI", is in the New England region of the U.S. Its capital is Providence. There were 1,053,661 people in Rhode Island as per 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on May 29, 1790.

Please explore the cities and towns of Rhode Island, below.

Top Rhode Island College Towns

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 2014 (nces.ed.gov/ipeds).

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1 Providence 7 34,967
2 Cranston 3 397
3 Pawtucket 2 230
4 Newport 2 2,852
5 Bristol 2 5,171
6 Warwick 2 16,336
7 East Providence 1 8
8 West Warwick 1 105
9 North Providence 1 115
10 Lincoln 1 563
11 East Greenwich 1 2,919
12 Smithfield 1 3,670
13 Kingston 1 16,613

Largest Rhode Island Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWN POPULATION
Barrington 16,280
Bristol 22,364
Warren 10,532
Coventry 34,981
East Greenwich 13,114
Warwick 81,855
West Greenwich 6,117
West Warwick 28,891
Jamestown 5,464
Little Compton 3,504
Middletown 16,057
Newport 24,459
Portsmouth 17,361
Tiverton 15,818
Burrillville 16,170
Central Falls 19,378
Cranston 80,761
Cumberland 34,124
East Providence 47,266
Foster 4,671

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

People

Total Population 1,053,661
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 507,116
Age of the Population 39.7

Families

% of people married 44.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.9%
Median Earnings25+ $40,155
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,247
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,196

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,045
% Above Poverty Level 85.8%
% Below Poverty Level 14.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.2%
Median Gross Rent $925
Median House Value $238,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.6%
US/American 0.5%
English 10.5%
Irish 18.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

Blackstone River Valley (Heritage Area)
One Depot Square
Woonsocket, Rhode Island 2895
401-762-0250

Roger Williams (Monument/Memorial)
282 North Main Street
Providence, Rhode Island 2903
401-521-7266

Touro Synagogue (Historic Site)
Offices and administrative center: 85 Touro Street
Newport, Rhode Island 2840
401-847-4794

Rhode Island flag
Rhode Island State Flag

Rhode Island seal
Rhode Island State Seal

Rhode Island quarter
Rhode Island State Quarter

Rhode Island plate
Rhode Island State Plate

Info for Rhode Island Government Officials

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