The population for the state of Rhode Island had increased since the last census was taken ten years ago. It now stood at 687,497. That was more than 80,000 more people in the state. The unemployment rate for the entire state was 3.2 percent.
Rhode Island census records had once again seen an increase in population, with a total population of 604,397. Among the special questions and findings with this census for the state were the statistics of employment. It was found that there are many farms in the state, which made a lucrative business.
The census for 1910 in Rhode Island suggested that the state has once again increased, with over 100,000 more people than was shown in the last census a decade ago. The total population for the state was counted at 542,610.
The turn of the century brought a lot of growth to the country, with Rhode Island bringing an increase of population once again, with the new results being 428,556.
Population growth continued all over the country, with Rhode Island being no exception. The census report showed that the state now has 345,506 people. Consumption was taking its toll on the people, and causing many deaths. Rhode Island had a death rate of 2.66 per one thousand people from this horrible illness.
The census has a way of bringing out some facts which may be considered controversial, even so many years after the fact. The census in New Hampshire linked a family to Rhode Island. The family included a woman who was 26 years old, and was the mother of a 14 year old. It turns out that she was married at age 11 and a half to a man who was 23. The story was something to be publicized and was talked about by many of the 276,531 people who lived in the state of Rhode Island at the time.
The 1870 census in Rhode Island showed growth once again, with a total population of 217,353 people.
There were 174,545 people counted in the state of Rhode Island in 1860. There were still states who were holding slaves during this census, with a total of 3,953,760 slaves in all. The state of Rhode Island was among the states who had no slaves being held to report on the census.
The census in 1850 was the first to count all the members of a family, rather than only the men. There was also another thing the census enumerators were to count, and that was the people who were called insane, and those who were called idiots. In Rhode Island, of the total population of 147,545, there were forty-two people who were classified as idiots.
Rhode Island, along with two other states, had produced more than half of the Indian corn which was grown in the New England states. There were seven million bushels estimated, making those states the top growers. The population was found to have once again grown, with a count of 108,830 people.
The Rhode Island Information and Data Center helps users to find results for Rhode Island census information. The page includes links to data pertaining to the 2000 Census. Use the links to navigate to pages containing Rhode Island Census information. The resource also contains information for businesses, residents, and tourists in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island census information and statistics can be retrieved from the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training. Their page includes multiple links to research data, some of which is gathered annually and other from what was reported in the 2000 Census. Reports are available for download as a PDF or Excel spreadsheet for personal use.
Residents of Rhode Island can find Rhode Island census information by contacting the Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program. The program has a page devoted to Census topics, including a link to the 2010 Census, links to information from the 2000 one, and select data tables and maps detailing historical information.