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Population
  2010 2019
Population 1,052,567 1,059,361
Rank 44 45
Median Age 39.4 40.1
   
Total 8 year-olds 12,182 11,070
Boys 6,335 5,803
Girls 5,847 5,267
Total 9 year-olds 12,185 11,083
Boys 6,265 5,665
Girls 5,920 5,418
Total 10 year-olds 12,452 10,951
Boys 6,363 5,648
Girls 6,089 5,303
Total 11 year-olds 12,622 11,499
Boys 6,429 5,845
Girls 6,193 5,654
Total 12 year-olds 12,681 11,584
Boys 6,435 5,882
Girls 6,246 5,702
Total 13 year-olds 12,890 11,928
Boys 6,709 6,122
Girls 6,181 5,806
Total 14 year-olds 13,179 12,007
Boys 6,737 6,216
Girls 6,442 5,791
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 80.3% 79.6%
Car Pool 8.2% 8.2%
Public Transportation 2.8% 3.1%
Work at Home 3.3% 4.5%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 92.0%

Geography
  2010
Capital Providence
Largest City Providence
Second Largest City Warwick
Persons Per Square Mile 1,018.1

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 391 368
Amusement Parks 2 NA
Fast-Food Restaurants 793 861
Toy Stores 35 29
Video/Disc Rental Stores 32 NA
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 1 NA
Candy & Nut Stores 16 12
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 44 46
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 2 NA

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: May 29, 1790
  • Population 1800: 69,122
  • Population 1850: 147,545
  • Population 1900: 428,556
  • Population 1950: 791,896
  • Population 2000: 1,048,319
  • Population 2010: 1,052,567

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Ocean State
  • Flower : Violet
  • Tree : Red Maple
  • Bird : Rhode Island Red
  • Fruit : Rhode Island Greening Apple
  • Drink : Coffee Milk
  • Fish => Striped Bass
  • Yacht => Courageous

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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