Rhode Island Population 1900-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the state of Rhode Island from 1900 to 2020.
  • The population of Rhode Island in 2020 was 1,057,125, a 0.1% decline from 2019.
  • The population of Rhode Island in 2019 was 1,058,158, a 0.11% decline from 2018.
  • The population of Rhode Island in 2018 was 1,059,338, a 0.26% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Rhode Island in 2017 was 1,056,554, a 0.12% decline from 2016.
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau - Population Estimates

MLA Citation:
State Population Ranking
State Name Population
California 39,368,078
Texas 29,360,759
Florida 21,733,312
New York 19,336,776
Pennsylvania 12,783,254
Illinois 12,587,530
Ohio 11,693,217
Georgia 10,710,017
North Carolina 10,600,823
Michigan 9,966,555
New Jersey 8,882,371
Virginia 8,590,563
Washington 7,693,612
Arizona 7,421,401
Massachusetts 6,893,574
Tennessee 6,886,834
Indiana 6,754,953
Missouri 6,151,548
Maryland 6,055,802
Wisconsin 5,832,655
Colorado 5,807,719
Minnesota 5,657,342
South Carolina 5,218,040
Alabama 4,921,532
Louisiana 4,645,318
Kentucky 4,477,251
Oregon 4,241,507
Oklahoma 3,980,783
Connecticut 3,557,006
Utah 3,249,879
Iowa 3,163,561
Nevada 3,138,259
Arkansas 3,030,522
Mississippi 2,966,786
Kansas 2,913,805
New Mexico 2,106,319
Nebraska 1,937,552
Idaho 1,826,913
West Virginia 1,784,787
Hawaii 1,407,006
New Hampshire 1,366,275
Maine 1,350,141
Montana 1,080,577
Rhode Island 1,057,125
Delaware 986,809
North Dakota 765,309
Alaska 731,158
Wyoming 582,328
Rhode Island - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,057,125 -0.10%
2019 1,058,158 -0.11%
2018 1,059,338 0.26%
2017 1,056,554 -0.12%
2016 1,057,816 0.09%
2015 1,056,886 0.04%
2014 1,056,511 0.09%
2013 1,055,560 0.06%
2012 1,054,893 0.10%
2011 1,053,829 -0.02%
2010 1,053,994 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%