Birthplace of

Broadway composer George M Cohan (1878–1942), toy icon Mr Potato Head (b 1952)

Capital

Providence

Driving Distances

  • Providence to Newport: 35 miles
  • Providence to Boston: 50 miles

Famous for

Being the smallest state, Rhode Island clam cakes

Home of

The first US tennis championships, the America's Cup yacht race (1930–1983)

Major City

Newport

Nickname

Ocean State, Little Rhody

Official State Bird

A chicken? Why not? The Rhode Island Red revolutionized the poultry industry

Politics

2018 Senate mid-term election results:

  • Democrat 61.6%
  • Republican 38.4%

Sales Tax

7%