Rhode Island

Capital: Providence
Rhode Island Flag

Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2014
1,054,480
Population 2015 1,055,607
Population 2016 1,056,426
Below Poverty 2014 11.3
Below Poverty 2015 11.8
Below Poverty 2016 11.4
Below Poverty 2017  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 60.2
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 61.0
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 61.0
Unemployed 2014 7.7
Unemployed 2015 6.0
Unemployed 2016 5.3
Unemployed 2017 (Oct.) 4.2
Foreclosure Rate 2017 (Oct.) 1 of 1,977
STATE FACTS
Rhode Island is the smallest state in area in the United States. It covers an area of 1,214 square miles. Its distances are 48 miles North to South and 37 miles East to West.
Rhode Island was the last of the original thirteen colonies to become a state.
In 1895, the state was home to the first open golf tournament.