Rhode Island is situated in the New England region of the United States. It is the smallest in area, the eighth least populous of the 50 U.S. states. It is bordered by Connecticut to the west and Massachusetts to the north and east and it shares a water boundary with New York’s Long Island to the southwest. The state has the longest official name of all the states.
Official nickname is “The Ocean State”, a reference to the state’s geography, since the state has many large bays and inlets that is about 14% of it’s total area. The land area is 1,045 square miles (2,710 km2), but it’s total area is larger.
POPULATION OF RHODE ISLAND IN 2016:
Going to the discussion about Population, in the year 2011 the population was 1.052 Million, 2012 – 1.053 Million, 2013 – 1.053 Million, 2014 – 1.055 Million. Taking a look at the information of population of Rhode Island in the most recent four years from 2011-2014, the Population of Rhode Island have expanded by 0.003 Million. Thus, the present year population ought to be around 1.05575 Million and the anticipated population of Rhode Island of the year 2016 ought to be 1.0565 Million.
According to the U.S. Census of 2012, the state had a projected population of 1,050,292, which is a decrease of -354, or -0.1%, from the previous year and an increase of 0.2%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 15,220 people (66,973 births minus 51,753 deaths) and an increase resulting because of net migration of 14,001 people into the state. Immigration from outside the country produced a net increase of 18,965 people and migration inside the country produced a net decrease of 4,964 people.
The state has a high percentage of people of Portuguese ancestry, including Portuguese Americans and Cape Verdean Americans than any other state in the country. The state has the highest percentage of Liberian immigrants, with more than 15,000 living in the state. Italian Americans make up a plurality in central and southern Providence County and French Canadians constitute a big part of northern Providence County. Irish Americans have quite a big presence in Newport and Kent counties. Yankees of English ancestry have a presence as well and are mostly known as “Swamp Yankees.” African immigrants, including Cape Verdean Americans, Liberian Americans, Nigerian Americans and Ghanaian Americans, constitute a major significant and growing communities in the state.
DEMOGRAPHY OF RHODE ISLAND:
The US Census estimates that the population of the state was 1,055,173 on July 1, 2014, a 0.25% increase since the 2010 United States Census. The center of population of Rhode Island is located in Providence County.
In Accordance to the 2010 Census, 81.4% of the population was White (76.4% non-Hispanic white), 5.7% was Black or African American, 0.6% American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.9% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 3.3% from two or more races. 12.4% of the total population was of Hispanic or Latino origin.
POPULATION DENSITY AND GROWTH OF RHODE ISLAND:
1017.1 per square mile is the population density of Rhode Island.
The population of the year of 2013 of the state was estimated at 1,049,156, that is actually lower than the 2010 Census and of the previous year. The reason is due to Rhode Island currently has a growth rate of -0.11%, which ranks 51st in the country. No other state has a slower growth rate.
The national of the year 2010 Census revealed Rhode Island’s population was 1,052,567 just three years ago and the state has been losing people since then. Rhode Island’s history has been filled with small falls alongside increases.
Around the year 1790, there were 68,825 people living here and ten years later the population went up by only 0.4% to 69,122. The highest increase in decade terms came in 1850 when the state population was measured at 147,545, which was a 35.6% rise on numbers from ten years earlier.
FACTS ABOUT RHODE ISLAND:
- The state is the smallest state in size in the United States. It covers an area of 1,214 square miles. Its distances North to South are 48 miles and East to West 37 miles.
- The state was the last of the original thirteen colonies to become a state.
- It shares a state water border with New York.
- The Cogswell Tower in Central Falls was the site of an Indian observation point in use during King Phillips War in 1676.
- The state never ratified the 18th Amendment prohibition.