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 1,056,138 people in Rhode Island as per 2018 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) 2017-18, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Providence635,087
2Cranston3473
3Newport22,917
4Bristol25,465
5Warwick214,837
6East Providence114
7West Warwick172
8North Providence1135
9Pawtucket1427
10Lincoln1584
11East Greenwich12,793
12Smithfield13,751
13Kingston118,089

Largest Rhode Island Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Kingston6,983

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population1,056,138
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+513,888
Age of the Population39.9

Families

% of people married45.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33%
Median Earnings25+$41,552
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,141
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,734

Wealth

Median Family Income$79,043
% Above Poverty Level86.6%
% Below Poverty Level13.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.2%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone30.6%
Median Gross Rent$957
Median House Value$242,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.8%
Irish18%
Italian17.4%
English10.2%
French Except Basque9.6%
Portuguese8.7%
German5.3%
Canadian5.1%
Polish3.9%
African3.1%
Cape Verdean2%
Scottish1.8%
Swedish1.7%
West Indian0.9%
Russian0.9%
Arab0.8%
Greek0.7%
Dutch0.5%
US/American0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Liberian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Czech0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, 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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