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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 1,054,491 people in Rhode Island as per 2017 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) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Providence635,395
2Cranston3425
3Pawtucket2533
4Newport22,844
5Bristol25,624
6Warwick215,192
7East Providence113
8West Warwick175
9North Providence1126
10Lincoln1596
11East Greenwich12,962
12Smithfield13,698
13Kingston117,822

Largest Rhode Island Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Kingston6,891
Barrington16,304
Bristol22,376
Warren10,548
Coventry34,953
East Greenwich13,104
Warwick81,881
West Greenwich6,112
West Warwick28,836
Jamestown5,462
Little Compton3,494
Middletown16,042
Newport24,570
Portsmouth17,351
Tiverton15,795
Burrillville16,214
Central Falls19,366
Cranston80,882
Cumberland34,285
East Providence47,260

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

Demographics

People

Total Population1,054,491
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+509,454
Age of the Population39.9

Families

% of people married44.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.5%
Median Earnings25+$40,507
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,592
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,658

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,655
% Above Poverty Level86.2%
% Below Poverty Level13.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.2%
% Using Public Transportation2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone30.4%
Median Gross Rent$938
Median House Value$238,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.5%
Irish18.2%
Italian17.7%
English10.4%
French Except Basque9.9%
Portuguese9.1%
German5.4%
Canadian4.9%
Polish4%
African3.1%
Cape Verdean2%
Scottish1.8%
Swedish1.7%
Russian1%
Arab0.9%
West Indian0.8%
Greek0.7%
US/American0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Haitian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Liberian0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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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

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