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Rhode Island: Guide to State Statistics: Rhode Island State Statistics

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Rhode Island

The smallest state of the union, Rhode Island, also has the longest official name of any of the states: "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations". It was named by the Dutch "Roodt Eylandt" meaning "red island" in reference to the red clay that lined the shore. The name was later anglicized when the region came under British rule. It is one of the most densely populated and heavily industrialized states for its size. Rhode Island is only 37 miles wide and 48 miles long, its shoreline runs for 400 miles. One of Rhode Island's nicknames is in fact "the Ocean State."

This information was drawn from the Rhode website, where you will find more detail on Rhode Island history and culture. 

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Rhode Island Data

Search for data on Rhode Island in Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference using broad subject categories. Note that the searches retrieve top-level views of datasets: there are many more indicators and variables included in each dataset, and more granular geographies. Add additional keywords to retrieve more precise results.

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Rhode Island Sample DataSheet

This sample DataSheet from Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference presents annual estimates of personal income and employment by county in Rhode Island.

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