So, you want to catch ’em all, huh?
Pokémon Go has swept the nation, and the app has broken records for the most downloads in the first week of release. All over the country, people are swarming, gathering, and all around going nuts, playing this interactive game.
Since we’re a data analytics website, and because we’re often cited as the ‘go to’ place for regional infotainment, we thought it was our duty to be as helpful as we can for people in Rhode Island who want to have the inside scoop as to where they should go if they want to dominate this addicting game.
After analyzing every place in Rhode Island, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokémon in the Ocean State:
- Central Falls (Photos)
- Newport (Photos)
- East Providence (Photos)
- Woonsocket (Photos)
- Cranston (Photos)
- Pawtucket (Photos)
- Warwick (Photos)
- Providence (Photos)
As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in Rhode Island. That’s because in smaller cities, there are a higher number of places per capita where Pokémon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokémon in a much smaller area. When you read the analysis below, this will all make sense. Trust us.
So, grab your avatars, cell phones, and your Poké Balls as we uncover the truly best places in Rhode Island in which to find the most Pokémon, based on data.
How do you decide where the best place is to catch Pokémon?
In order to rank the best places in Rhode Island in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in Rhode Island have the most places to find Pokémon.
So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.
How we crunched the numbers
We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:
- Number of parks per capita
- Number of museums per capita
- Number of churches per capita
- Number of memorials and public gathering places per capita
If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a chart of the top cities.
Note: When measuring the locations listed above, we measured the locations within a short drive of the center of each place in Rhode Island.
1. Central Falls
Population: 19,406Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.09
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.24
Churches Per 1,000 People: 3.09
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.91
Population: 24,599Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.99
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.93
Churches Per 1,000 People: 2.32
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.93
3. East Providence
Population: 47,166Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.27
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.74
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.27
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.14
Population: 41,136Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.95
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.24
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.46
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.63
Population: 80,680Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.74
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.31
Churches Per 1,000 People: 0.74
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.64
There You Have It
If you’re looking at communities in Rhode Island where you have a much higher chance of catching Pokémon, this is an accurate list.
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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Rhode Island To Catch Pokémon