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Stats for Stories: Rhode Island 230th Anniversary of Statehood (1790): May 29, 2020

Press Release Number CB20-SFS.64

From the Guide to 2010 State and Local Census Geography — Rhode Island — History:

The area of Rhode Island was part of the original territory of the United States. An original patent was granted for the Providence Plantations in 1643, and a charter was granted for the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in 1663. Rhode Island ratified the Constitution on May 29, 1790; it was the 13th of the original 13 states to join the Union, with generally the same boundary as the present state. However, there were changes to the boundary between Rhode Island and Massachusetts in 1862, and additional changes from a resurvey of that boundary in 1897. The official name of the state is "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations."

Census data for Rhode Island are available beginning with the 1790 census.

Key Stats:

From QuickFacts: statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

Note: The dashboard shown above is cropped at the bottom. Click on the image to see the full dashboard. Click here to see the table view showing the United States; Rhode Island; Providence County, Rhode Island; Providence city, Rhode Island (state capital); Kent County, Rhode Island; Washington County, Rhode Island.

More Stats:

From data.census.gov — the U.S. Census Bureau's new dissemination platform, replaced American FactFinder (AFF) that was taken offline on March 31, 2020.

Source: 2018 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-Year Estimates.

From the Statistics in Schools program:

From Foreign Trade > U.S. International Trade Data:

Note: After you create an account, select options for State Export Data (Origin of Movement) or State Import Data (State of Destination) by HS or NAICS. Select State (Rhode Island) and Measures, Commodity, Country and/or Time for data. For more information, see Quick Start Guide.


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