Rhode Island Population 1900-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the state of Rhode Island from 1900 to 2019.
  • The population of Rhode Island in 2019 was 1,059,361, a 0.1% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Rhode Island in 2018 was 1,058,287, a 0.25% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Rhode Island in 2017 was 1,055,673, a 0.1% decline from 2016.
  • The population of Rhode Island in 2016 was 1,056,770, a 0.07% increase from 2015.
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau - Population Estimates

MLA Citation:
State Population Ranking
State Name Population
California 39,512,223
Texas 28,995,881
Florida 21,477,737
New York 19,453,561
Pennsylvania 12,801,989
Illinois 12,671,821
Ohio 11,689,100
Georgia 10,617,423
North Carolina 10,488,084
Michigan 9,986,857
New Jersey 8,882,190
Virginia 8,535,519
Washington 7,614,893
Arizona 7,278,717
Massachusetts 6,892,503
Tennessee 6,829,174
Indiana 6,732,219
Missouri 6,137,428
Maryland 6,045,680
Wisconsin 5,822,434
Colorado 5,758,736
Minnesota 5,639,632
South Carolina 5,148,714
Alabama 4,903,185
Louisiana 4,648,794
Kentucky 4,467,673
Oregon 4,217,737
Oklahoma 3,956,971
Connecticut 3,565,287
Utah 3,205,958
Iowa 3,155,070
Nevada 3,080,156
Arkansas 3,017,804
Mississippi 2,976,149
Kansas 2,913,314
New Mexico 2,096,829
Nebraska 1,934,408
West Virginia 1,792,147
Idaho 1,787,065
Hawaii 1,415,872
New Hampshire 1,359,711
Maine 1,344,212
Montana 1,068,778
Rhode Island 1,059,361
Delaware 973,764
North Dakota 762,062
Alaska 731,545
Wyoming 578,759
Rhode Island - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 1,059,361 0.10%
2018 1,058,287 0.25%
2017 1,055,673 -0.10%
2016 1,056,770 0.07%
2015 1,056,065 0.01%
2014 1,055,936 0.08%
2013 1,055,081 0.04%
2012 1,054,621 0.09%
2011 1,053,649 -0.03%
2010 1,053,959 0.03%
2009 1,053,646 -0.13%
2008 1,055,003 -0.22%
2007 1,057,315 -0.54%
2006 1,063,096 -0.45%
2005 1,067,916 -0.62%
2004 1,074,579 0.30%
2003 1,071,342 0.50%
2002 1,065,995 0.84%
2001 1,057,142 0.65%
2000 1,050,268 6.00%
1999 990,819 0.32%
1998 987,704 0.07%
1997 986,966 -0.09%
1996 987,858 -0.14%
1995 989,203 -0.42%
1994 993,412 -0.44%
1993 997,852 -0.27%
1992 1,000,571 -0.34%
1991 1,003,990 -0.07%
1990 1,004,649 0.40%
1989 1,000,666 0.43%
1988 996,408 0.69%
1987 989,604 1.25%
1986 977,341 0.87%
1985 968,955 0.73%
1984 961,894 0.58%
1983 956,382 0.23%
1982 954,170 0.12%
1981 953,013 0.45%
1980 948,773 -0.17%
1979 950,382 -0.15%
1978 951,816 0.17%
1977 950,230 0.44%
1976 946,089 0.35%
1975 942,788 -0.82%
1974 950,615 -2.57%
1973 975,738 0.10%
1972 974,790 1.21%
1971 963,107 1.41%
1970 949,723 1.90%
1969 932,000 1.08%
1968 922,000 1.43%
1967 909,000 1.11%
1966 899,000 0.67%
1965 893,000 0.90%
1964 885,000 1.03%
1963 876,000 0.57%
1962 871,000 1.52%
1961 858,000 0.35%
1960 855,000 -0.23%
1959 857,000 -0.12%
1958 858,000 0.82%
1957 851,000 1.31%
1956 840,000 2.07%
1955 823,000 0.86%
1954 816,000 0.12%
1953 815,000 1.62%
1952 802,000 2.30%
1951 784,000 -0.25%
1950 786,000 -1.87%
1949 801,000 1.78%
1948 787,000 1.42%
1947 776,000 0.78%
1946 770,000 -0.77%
1945 776,000 -2.39%
1944 795,000 4.61%
1943 760,000 1.60%
1942 748,000 2.33%
1941 731,000 1.67%
1940 719,000 2.57%
1939 701,000 1.01%
1938 694,000 0.00%
1937 694,000 1.17%
1936 686,000 1.18%
1935 678,000 0.44%
1934 675,000 0.00%
1933 675,000 -0.30%
1932 677,000 -0.59%
1931 681,000 -0.73%
1930 686,000 0.29%
1929 684,000 0.88%
1928 678,000 0.15%
1927 677,000 -0.59%
1926 681,000 0.15%
1925 680,000 1.64%
1924 669,000 1.98%
1923 656,000 1.86%
1922 644,000 2.38%
1921 629,000 2.61%
1920 613,000 1.66%
1919 603,000 -0.17%
1918 604,000 -0.33%
1917 606,000 1.34%
1916 598,000 0.17%
1915 597,000 1.36%
1914 589,000 1.90%
1913 578,000 1.94%
1912 567,000 1.98%
1911 556,000 2.02%
1910 545,000 2.44%
1909 532,000 2.50%
1908 519,000 2.77%
1907 505,000 2.64%
1906 492,000 2.29%
1905 481,000 2.12%
1904 471,000 2.39%
1903 460,000 2.22%
1902 450,000 2.04%
1901 441,000 2.56%
1900 430,000 0.00%