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Rhode Island
"Ocean State"

One tradition says the state was named for the Aegean island of Rhodes; another says it derives from a Dutch term for "red."

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Median household income
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$42,090
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rhode Island demographic reports
Capital: Providence
County governments: 5
Municipal governments: 8
Townships: 31
Quotes:
Political corruption is to Rhode Islanders as smog is to people who live in Los Angeles: nobody complains of its absence, but when it rolls around everyone feels right at home.
-- The New Yorker, Sept. 2, 2002
Philip Gourevitch

 

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“ Political corruption is to Rhode Islanders as smog is to people who live in Los Angeles: nobody complains of its absence, but when it rolls around everyone feels right at home. ”
~ The New Yorker, Sept. 2, 2002
Philip Gourevitch

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