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Cities & States

Population: 178,680
Population: 81,855
Population: 80,761
Population: 71,395
East Providence
Population: 47,266
Population: 41,213
Population: 24,459
Central Falls
Population: 19,378
Population: 17,957
Valley Falls
Population: 12,088

Providence County
Population: 627,469
Kent County
Population: 165,628
Washington County
Population: 126,627
Newport County
Population: 82,545
Bristol County
Population: 49,426

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Employment Profile

Located in the New England region of the U.S., the Ocean State’s recovery is a work in progress, underperforming the nation in most economic gauges. Today, much of the economy of Rhode Island is based in services, particularly healthcare and education, and still to some extent, manufacturing. Economic strengths include excellent higher education institutions, strong links to Boston, and high per capita income. Challenges are a high tax burden, poor infrastructure, and weak demographic trends. (Source: Moody’s Analytics, Inc.)

Based on 2013 statistics, the healthcare and social assistance sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by government and government enterprises; retail trade; accommodation and food services; and manufacturing, respectively.

The largest employers in the state (as of December 2013) include Lifespan, Care New England, CVS Caremark Corp., RBS Citizens Financial Group, Brown University, Fidelity Investments, CharterCare Health Partners, General Dynamics Corp., Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and Bank of America.(Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
0.51% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in Rhode Island

Directory of Counties in Rhode Island

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