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Rhode Island

HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND, TOGETHER WITH SELECTED DEMOGRAPHIC DATA PERTAINING TO THE PROVIDENCE-PAWTUCKET-WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND NECMA Introduction Three separate types of information are presented in this 

research. First, a brief historical sketch of the State of Rhode 

Island is presented. This historical sketch is followed by 

summary of census-related data pertaining to the Providence-

Pawtucket-Woonsocket, Rhode Island New England County 

Metropolitan Area (NECMA). Lastly, more detailed summaries are 

presented of the data related to industry/employment and housing 

(real estate, apartments, and so forth) in the Providence-

Pawtucket-Woonsocket, Rhode Island NECMA.

A Brief Historical Sketch of the 

Rhode Island, located on the American northeastern seaboard, 

is geographically the smallest and demographically the second 

most densely populated of the states. The state occupies somewhat 

in excess of 12 hundred square miles of land (86.4 percent) and 

The first non native settles came to what is now Rhode 

Island in 1636 from the neighboring colony of Massachusetts. 

These settlers were led by Roger Williams, who founded the City 

of Providence. More settlers, led by Anne Hutchinson, arrived 

from Massachusetts in 1638. The leaders, Williams and 

Hutchinson, along with some of their followers, were exiled from 

Massachusetts because of their non acceptance of the prevailing 

The settlement at Providence was joined by additional 

settlers in 1644 to form the Colony of providence Plantations. A 

patent was granted by the English crown for the government of the 

Rhode Island settlements in 1647. This patent was followed by a 

crown charter in 1663 "recognizing the settlers as forming a body 

corporate and politic by the name of the "English Colony of Rhode 

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