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Rhode Island Almanac

The Rhode Island Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Rhode Island.

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Sources...

The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Rhode Island. Q-R, Vol. 16. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 302. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union May 29, 1790
Capital Providence, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Little Rhody, Ocean State, Plantation State, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Hope, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 1,545 square miles Rank among states 50th
Land area 1,045 square miles Rank among states 50th
Water area 500 square miles Rank among states 41st
Greatest distance East to West 40 miles
Greatest distance North to South 59 miles
Highest point 812 feet (Jerimoth Hill) Rank among states 46th
Lowest point Sea level (Atlantic Ocean) Rank among states 3rd
Mean elevation 200 feet Rank among states 47th
Highest recorded temperature 104 degrees on August 2, 1975 at Providence
Lowest recorded temperature -25 degrees on February 5, 1996 at Greene
Highest monthly average temperature 81.7 degrees Rank among states 48th
Lowest monthly average temperature 20 degrees Rank among states 27th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 44 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
1,048,319 Rank among states 43rd
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
1,003.18 Rank among states 2nd
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Providence 173,618 6. Woonsocket 43,224
2. Warwick 85,808 7. Coventry 33,668
3. Cranston 79,269 8. North Providence 32,411
4. Pawtucket 72,958 9. Cumberland 31,840
5. East Providence 48,688 10. West Warwick 29,581
Median age 34
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 74.76 Rank among states 14th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 4,499.0 Rank among states 33rd
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people 401.7 Rank among states 35th
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people 4,097.3 Rank among states 32nd
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$29,113 Rank among states 18th
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$24,966 Rank among states 17th
Median household income (1993) $33,509 Rank among states 16th

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Encyclopedia of Rhode Island

Encyclopedia of Rhode Island, by Nancy Capace. 437 pages. Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc. (May 1, 2001)

The Encyclopedia of Rhode Island contains detailed information on Rhode Island: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

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