Rhode Island

Capital: Providence
Rhode Island Flag

Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
1,057,315
Population 2017 1,056,486
Population 2016 1,057,063
Below Poverty 2017 11.6
Below Poverty 2016 12.8
Below Poverty 2015 13.9
Employment - Population Ratio 2018
61.9
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 61.6
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 61.1
Unemployed 2018 4.1
Unemployed 2017 4.4
Unemployed 2016 5.2
Foreclosure Rate 2018 1 of 8,259
STATE FACTS
Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment prohibition.
Rhode Island was the last of the original thirteen colonies to become a state.
George M. Cohan was born in Providence in 1878. He wrote, "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy," "You're a Grand Old Flag," and a wide variety of other musical entertainment.