Rhode Island

Last Updated: April 17, 2021


The state takes its name from Rhode Island. Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island is a state in the New England region of the United States. On May 4, 1776, the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations were the first of the Thirteen Colonies to deny their allegiance to the British. Rhode Island was the 13th state admitted to the union on May 29, 1790. Providence is the capital of the state and the most populous city in Rhode Island. Some of the states largest cities include Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, East Providence etc

 Rhode Island is the smallest state by area, the seventh-least populous and the second-most densely populated of 50 U.S states. It is bordered by Connecticut to the west, Massachusetts to the north and east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the South. The Ocean State is one of the nicknames of the state because there are 400 miles of coastlines as it is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. Therefore, there are several beautiful oceanfront beaches where one can enjoy the natural beauty or maybe just fresh their minds. Talking about the weather. Most of Rhode Island has warm weather in summers and cold in winters. 

Sectors that mainly contribute to the Rhode Island economy are services like health care and education, tourism, manufacturing etc. The headquarters of Citizens Financial Group, the 14th largest bank in the United States is located in Providence: the state’s capital.

There are many charming places worth visiting in Little Rhody. Some of the best places to visit in Rhode Island are Newport, Providence, Block Island, Narragansett, Westerly, Warwick, New Shoreham, Jamestown etc.

Key Facts:

  • In 2020, the Per Capita Personal Income in Rhode Island was 60,837 U.S. dollars.
  • The value of Rhode Island’s imports amounted to about 316.02 million U.S. dollars in May 2020. Meanwhile, its exports in the same date valued at about 150.34 million U.S. dollars.
  • In 2019, the real GDP of Rhode Island was 55.05 billion U.S. dollars.
  • The unemployment rate in Rhode Island as of 2020 was at 9.4 percent.
  • In 2019, the average annual pay of employees in Rhode Island totalled to 54,925 U.S. dollars.