The Full List Of Cities In Rhode Island

A comprehensive list of all 16 cities and places in Rhode Island by letter and population size. You can also browse special categories of cities only found on HomeSnacks.

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Biggest Cities In Rhode Island

Using the latest Census data, we created a list of all the 16 places in Rhode Island sorted from biggest to smallest. Feel free to sort by city name, population size, or rank.

CityRankPop. 2014Pop. 2013Pop. 2012Pop. 2011Pop. 20105yr Growth
Providence1178,562178,056178,185178,130178,2860.15%
Warwick282,06582,37882,69883,17283,676-1.93%
Cranston380,68080,47080,44680,47380,5800.12%
Pawtucket471,31371,16371,24671,38271,662-0.49%
East Providence547,16647,09947,14547,26547,491-0.68%
Woonsocket641,13641,11341,24441,47641,682-1.31%
Newport724,59924,34024,37624,59724,957-1.43%
Central Falls819,40619,38719,37419,36019,3910.08%
Westerly917,98417,90817,71217,67517,5522.46%
Valley Falls1012,10811,81511,53311,31611,5185.12%
Newport East1110,95311,37811,17711,36311,637-5.88%
Wakefield-Peacedale128,9118,6028,5118,5159,021-1.22%
Greenville138,5968,7298,9288,8638,767-1.95%
Cumberland Hill148,1948,1738,3568,1887,8204.78%
Tiverton157,3007,3457,3587,3127,2960.05%
Kingston167,1366,8696,7096,3426,12616.49%

Worst Places To Live In Rhode Island

Using FBI crime data, the government census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Sperling's Best Places, we identified the worst places to live in Rhode Island based on the following criteria:

  • Population Density (Lower is worse)
  • Unemployment Rates (Higher is worse)
  • Adjusted Median Income (Lower is worse)
  • Average Home Price (Lower is worse)
  • Education spending (Lower is worse)
  • Crime (Higher is worse)
CityRank
North Kingstown1
Carolina2
Portsmouth3
South Kingstown4
Middletown5
Richmond6
Jamestown7
Exeter8
East Greenwich9
Warwick10

Most Redneck Places In Rhode Island

In order to rank the most redneck places in Rhode Island, we had to determine what criteria makes a place redneck.

To do that, we used criteria from Yelp, the Census, and Google Places data that included:

The dictionary definition categories

  • Small towns
  • Least amount of high school graduates

And the stereotypical categories

  • Number of bars per city
  • Number of mobile home parks per capita
  • Number of tobacco stores per city
  • Number of places to get fishing gear
  • Number of guns and ammo stores per city
  • Walmarts, Bass Pro Shops, and dollar stores nearby

Note: For the sake of getting reliable numbers, we counted places within a city's border, as well as within a short driving distance.

CityRank
Skagway1
Sand Point2
Tok3
Sutton-Alpine4
Susitna North5
Metlakatla6
Prudhoe Bay7
Bear Creek8
Willow9
Anchor Point10

Most Dangerous Cities In Rhode Island

While there are surveys and public polls on what cities in a state are the most dangerous, we didn't want to rely on speculation and opinion. Instead, we looked at the hard numbers from the FBI's last three years of reporting.

Specifically, we analyzed the FBI's Uniform Crime Report which summarizes the number of property crimes and violent crimes in each city per year.

CityRank
Providence1
Central Falls2
Newport3
Woonsocket4
Pawtucket4
Warren6
Cranston7
Warwick8
West Warwick9
Tiverton10
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