Rhode Island Facts



State Location Rhode Island Location In The US
State Abbreviation RI
Statehood May 29, 1790
State Capital Providence
State Size Total (Land + Water): 1,545 sq miles; Land Only: 1,045 sq miles
Number of Counties 5
State Population (2015)1,056,298
State Population Density1,010.8 people / square mile
Electoral Votes4
State Quarter Issue Date May 21, 2001
State Motto Hope
State Flower Violet
State Tree Red maple
State Bird Rhode Island Red
Nickname The Ocean State
State Flag Rhode Island State Flag
State Gas Tax$0.3400 / Gallon
State Cigarette Tax$3.75 / Pack
Area Codes 401
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Providence (178,042)
Warwick (82,672)
Cranston (80,387)
Pawtucket (71,148)
East Providence (47,037)
Major Sports Teams None




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