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State of Rhode Island

Rhode Island, abbreviated "RI", is in the New England region of the U.S. Its capital is Providence. There were 1,053,252 people in Rhode Island as per 2015 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 (IPEDS - 2015).

1 Providence 7 35,111
2 Cranston 3 340
3 Pawtucket 2 174
4 Newport 2 2,824
5 Bristol 2 5,254
6 Warwick 2 17,616
7 East Providence 1 14
8 West Warwick 1 70
9 North Providence 1 114
10 Lincoln 1 717
11 East Greenwich 1 2,922
12 Smithfield 1 3,462
13 Kingston 1 16,571

Largest Rhode Island Cities and Towns

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Kingston 7,136
Barrington 16,290
Bristol 22,493
Warren 10,555
Coventry 34,992
East Greenwich 13,118
Warwick 82,065
West Greenwich 6,118
West Warwick 28,960
Jamestown 5,444
Little Compton 3,491
Middletown 16,081
Newport 24,599
Portsmouth 17,352
Tiverton 15,805
Burrillville 16,108
Central Falls 19,406
Cranston 80,680
Cumberland 33,930
East Providence 47,166

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Total Population 1,053,252
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 511,362
Age of the Population 39.7


% of people married 44.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.4%
Median Earnings25+ $39,708
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,269
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,757


Median Family Income $73,217
% 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 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 2.9%


People Living Alone 30.2%
Median Gross Rent $923
Median House Value $241,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.2%
US/American 0.5%
English 11%
Irish 18.5%

Notable Places

Blackstone River Valley (Heritage Area)
One Depot Square
Woonsocket, Rhode Island 2895

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

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

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