With a population of 1,055,173 (an increment of 0.25% from 2010), Rhode Island is the 43rd most populous state in the USA. Also known as the Ocean State, Rhode Island is the smallest state area-wise in the country. Providence is the capital as well as the largest city of Rhode Island. State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, the longest official name in all the states of the USA.
In 2000, the total gross state product of Rhode Island was $33 billion and was ranked 14th in the United States, while the per capita income of Rhode Island was $29,685 and was ranked 16th in the USA. Textile and fishing used to be the vital part of Rhode Island’s economy in the past and the state was highly dependent on both of them. Nowadays, Manufacturing, health-care and education are the key factors of the economy of Rhode Island.
Health services are the largest industries of Rhode Island. After health services, tourism is the 2nd most capable industry of Rhode Island, supporting almost 39,000 jobs in the state. And then comes manufacturing, which is the 3d largest industry of Rhode Island. The state is a large manufacturer of machinery, electrical equipment, costume jewelry and boat building.
Agriculture is not as supportive as health services, tourism, and manufacturing. Still, Rhode Island is a large producer of agriculture products like vegetables, eggs, nursery stock and dairy products. Rhode Island is one of the lowest energy consumption states in the USA and Rhode Island is the 5th most energy efficient state in the United States.