Rhode Island

Capital: Providence
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2012
1,052,637
Population 2013 1,053,354
Population 2014 1,055,173
Below Poverty 2011 13.4
Below Poverty 2012 13.6
Below Poverty 2013 13.5
Below Poverty 2014  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2012 59.5
Employment - Population Ratio 2013 59.6
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 59.9
Unemployed 2011 11.3
Unemployed 2012 10.9
Unemployed 2013 9.3
Unemployed 2014 7.7
Foreclosure Rate 2014 1 of 1,547
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. The event occurred in 1895.