Rhode Island: Profile

Government 
Governor:Gina Raimondo (D)
Treasurer:Seth Magaziner (D)
Senators:Jack Reed (D)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D)
Entered Union:May 29, 1790
U.S. Representatives:2
Area 
Total Area4,001 km2 / 1,545 mi2
Land Area2,678 km2 / 1,034 mi2
Water Area1,324 km2 / 511 mi2
Water Area Percentage33.09 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -5
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -4
Weather 
Record High Temperature104°F / 40°C , Providence (August 2, 1975)
Record Low Temperature-25°F / -32°C , Greene (February 5, 1996)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$57,049 (2015)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$48,329 (2015)
Population 
Population1,056,298 (2015)
Under 19 Population247,277 / 23.41% (2015)
65 and older Population170,532 / 16.144% (2015)
Male Population511,773 / 48.45% (2015)
Female Population544,525 / 51.55% (2015)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 86,168 (2013)
Net International Immigration 7,658 (2015)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)10,823 per 1,000 (2014)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)14.8% (2014)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2015)
Providence179,207
Warwick81,699
Cranston81,073
Employment 
Employment 493,800 (2016)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$854 (2016)
Unemployment Rate (%)5.6% (2016)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$8,476 (2014)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$8,476 (2014)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$1,040 (2015)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$50,018 (2015)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$14,373 (2015)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$17,088 (2014)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$2,817 (2014)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)85.4% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)31.4% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)12.6% (2014)
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)6,106 Miles (2015)
Gas Tax Rate (%)34% (2016)
Number of Public Airports 7 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
BIDBlock Island StateBlock Island
PVDTheodore Francis Green StateWarwick
WSTWesterly StateWesterly
Ports 
Newport
Providence

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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