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rhode-islandAbout Rhode Island - The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (commonly known as Rhode Island) is the smallest state in size in the About NebraskaUnited States, and the state with the longest official name.

The state's common name, Rhode Island, actually refers to the largest island in Narragansett Bay, also known as Aquidneck Island, on which the city of Newport is located. Despite most of the state being part of the mainland, the name Rhode Island leads some out-of-staters to believe - mistakenly - that the entire state is an island. Rhode Island is nicknamed "The Ocean State".

Living in Rhode Island

People of Rhode Island - According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2005, Rhode Island has an estimated population of 1,076,189, which is a decrease of 3,727, or 0.3%, from the prior year and an increase of 27,870, or 2.7%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 15,220 people (that is 66,973 births minus 51,753 deaths) and an increase due to net migration of 14,001 people into the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 18,965 people, and migration within the country produced a net decrease of 4,964 people.

The five largest ancestry groups in Rhode Island are: Italian (19%), Irish (18.4%), French and French-Canadian (17.3%) [7], English (12%), Portuguese (8.7%).6.1% of Rhode Island's population were reported as under 5, 23.6% under 18, and 14.5% were 65 or older. Females made up approximately 52% of the population.

Rhode Island has a higher percentage of Italian-Americans (concentrated in the city of Providence) and a higher percentage of Americans of Portuguese ancestry (who dominate Bristol county) than any other state in the nation. French Canadians form a large part of Northern Providence county whereas Irish-Americans have a strong presence in Newport and Kent counties. Yankees of English ancestry still have a presence in the state as well, especially in Washington county.

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