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Rhode Island

  •   State: 
    Rhode Island
    41° 09′ N to 42° 01′ N | 71° 07′ W to 71° 53′ W
      Area total: 
    1,545 sq mi (4,001 km²) [988,780.800 acres]
      Area land: 
    1,055 sq mi (2,707 km²) [661,694.080 acres]
      Area water: 
    13.9% = 169 sq mi (438 km²) [327,086.720 acres]
    812 ft (247 m) Jerimoth Hill
    May 29, 1790 (13nd State in the Union)
      Capital seat: 


  • Rhode Island, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,006/sq mi (388/km²) - residents per square mile of area.
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 
    $71,402 (2022) nominal GDP at current prices 2022 (millions of U.S. dollars). This is equivalent to 0.29% of the U.S. national real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, or 0.29% from 2021.  8.9% change in GDP from 2022 to 2021 =  4,831. Real GDP growth rate (2021–2022) =  5.5%. Nominal GDP per capita 2022 = $65,362 respectively per capita 2023 = $67,358.
      Housing units: 
    486,029 units, July 1, 2022 estimate = a 0.5% increase compared to 2020, specifically 2,560 more housing units.

Rhode Island officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States. It is the smallest state in area, the seventh least populous, the second most densely populated, and it has the longest official name of any state. Rhode Island is bordered by Connecticut to the west, Massachusetts to the north and east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south via Rhode Island Sound and Block Island Sound. It also shares a small maritime border with New York. Providence is the state capital and most populous city in Rhode Island. Rhode Island's official nickname is "The Ocean State", a reference to the large bays and inlets that amount to about 14 percent of its total area. Rhode Island covers an area of 1,214 square miles (3,144 km²) located within the New England region and is bordered on the north and east by Massachusetts, on the west by Connecticut, and on the south by Rhode Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. It shares a narrow maritime border with New York State between Block Island and Long Island. The mean elevation of the state is 200 feet (61 m). It is only 37 miles (60 km) wide and 48 miles (77 km) long, yet the state has a tidal shoreline on Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean of 384 miles (618 km).

As shown in the given Rhode Island location map that Rhode Island is located in the north-eastern part of the United States. It is a state situated in the New England region of the United States. The small state shares its border with Connecticut in the west and Massachusetts in the north and east. It also shares maritime boundary with New York in the south-west. Rhode Island was the one of the 13th states that declared independence from the British rule and last to ratify the US Constitution.

By virtue of its geographical location and having several large bays and inlets, Rhode Island is more popularly known as “The Ocean State.” Furthermore, the climate type of state is humid continental climate featured with cold winter and hot and rainy summer. The capital City of Rhode Island is Providence; other important cities are – Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, East Providence, and Woonsocket.

The capital Providence is counted by Reader's Digest as one of the "10 most beautiful places in America". A real crowd-puller is the art installation "WaterFire", but also the mixture of rich history, educational institutions, lively art scene and very diverse population makes this city so worth seeing. You shouldn't miss the Federal Hill district in particular: It is one of the most beautiful "Little Italys" in the USA and offers a wide range of culinary delights. Newport, on the other hand, has been welcoming visitors for over 400 years and, with over 300 original wooden buildings, is the last intact wooden city in North America.

You can't help but "ooh" and "aah" at the famous mansions along Newport's Ocean Drive. The ocean views are also spectacular -- hence the name. There are plenty of stop-off points for pics!

The US State Rhode Island occupies 2,678 m², about 0,03 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Rhode Island with 1,059,639 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 1,08 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 112,485 fewer people. The capital Providence alone has 179,87 inhabitants.

Providence was founded in 1636, which makes it one of the oldest cities in the United States. Rhode Island originally had five capital cities, and then, eventually two--Newport and Providence. Providence became the sole capital of the state in 1900. In Providence it is illegal to wear transparent clothing. It is also illegal to sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same person on a Sunday.

Rhode Island is nicknamed the Ocean State and has a number of oceanfront beaches. It is mostly flat with no real mountains, and the state's highest natural point is Jerimoth Hill, 812 feet (247 m) above sea level. The state has two distinct natural regions. Eastern Rhode Island contains the lowlands of the Narragansett Bay, while Western Rhode Island forms part of the New England upland. Rhode Island's forests are part of the Northeastern coastal forests ecoregion. Narragansett Bay is a major feature of the state's topography. There are more than 30 islands within the bay; the largest is Aquidneck Island which holds the municipalities of Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth. The second-largest island is Conanicut, and the third is Prudence. Block Island lies about 12 miles (19 km) off the southern coast of the mainland and separates Block Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean proper. A rare type of rock called Cumberlandite is found only in Rhode Island (specifically in the town of Cumberland) and is the state rock. There were initially two known deposits of the mineral, but it is an ore of iron and one of the deposits was extensively mined for its ferrous content. Most of Rhode Island has a humid continental climate, with warm summers and cold winters. The southern coastal portions of the state are the broad transition zone into subtropical climates, with hot summers and cool winters with a mix of rain and snow.

Rhode Island is known under different nicknames; aka Little Rhody, or Ocean State (used on license plates), or Rogues Island, or The Licentious Republic, or Smallest State and detailed official information about Rhode Island can be found on the homepage at

Poverty and median household income estimates for 2021 in Rhode Island, RI about 126,971 individuals poverty estimate - all ages, it's 12.1% estimated percent of the total resident population of all ages in poverty: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program Release date: December 2022. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Estimated SNAP benefits recipients in Rhode Island are about 142,473 individuals, for July of the reference year 2020. With a estimate of median household income = $73,324 by each individual family, with a 90% confidence interval lower bound of estimate of median household income = $71,173, with a 90% confidence interval upper bound of estimate of median household income = $75,475 in 2021.

The Air Quality index is in Rhode Island = 38.9. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 46. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 57. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Rhode Island = 3.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.

The annual rainfall in Rhode Island = 46.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 33.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 116. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 202. 81.2 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 19.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 52, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

The most recent state population of 1,098,163 individuals with a median age of 38.9 age the population grows by 0.55% in Rhode Island population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,006/sq mi (388/km²) - residents per square mile of area.. There are average 2.53 people per household in the 412,348 households with an average household income of $63,870 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 12.20% of the available work force and has dropped -3.85% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 20.10%. The number of physicians in Rhode Island per 100,000 population = 270.8.

The percentage of housing units in Rhode Island which are owned by the occupant = 55.52%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 48 years with median home cost = $192,360 and home appreciation of -13.15%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $18.85 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

The local school district spends $8,072 per student. There are 18.8 students for each teacher in the school, 511 students for each Librarian and 412 students for each Counselor. 7.01% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 15.91% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 9.70% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Rhode Island's population of 217,353 residents in 1870 has increased 2,56-fold to 1,097,379 residents after 150 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 51.54% female residents and 48.46% male residents live in Rhode Island, USA.

    As of 2020, 53.92% in Rhode Island are married and the remaining 46.08% are single population.

  • 24.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Rhode Island require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    80.26% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.32% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.44% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.24% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Rhode Island, 55.52% are owner-occupied homes, another 7.98% are rented apartments, and the remaining 36.50% are vacant.

  • 59.11% of the population in Rhode Island who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 35.110%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 62.950%) of those eligible to vote in Rhode Island.

Skyline of Rhode Island

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