Providence – Providence is the largest city and the capital of Rhode Island. The city is home to Ivy League college Brown University. Providence is the birthplace of The View’s talk show host Meredith Viera.
Newport – Newport is home to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The city also hosts the world famous Newport Jazz Festival every year. Newport was once home to the US Naval Academy until it moved to Annapolis, Maryland after the Civil War.
Pawtucket –Pawtucket is home to the world famous toy manufacturing company Hasbro. The city is home to the farm team for the Boston Red Sox, and has a population of about 73,000.
Warwick – Warwick is home of T.F. Green Airport, which serves all of Rhode Island. The city is also home to the famous Gaspee Incident of 1772. Warwick is over 95 percent Caucasian.
Washington – Washington was originally named King’s County until its official name change in 1781. It is still known to many locals as South County. The city of Washington has a population of around 123,500.
Cranston – Cranston was the childhood home of The View’s talk show host Elisabeth Filarski who also appeared on TV’s Survivor. The city has 8 smaller villages within it.
Woonsocket – Woonsocket has the highest concentration of French-Canadians in all of New England. CVS Pharmacies are headquartered in the city. Woonsocket had a huge blizzard in 1978 that covered the city in 54 inches of snow.
East Providence – East Providence has a high concentration of Portuguese residents. The population of East Providence is about 48,700 residents according to the 2000 US Census.
Little Compton – Although there is only one school in Little Compton, the city’s center is a popular place for dining and shopping. Little Compton recently had a fire that destroyed many buildings in the city commons, which are currently being rebuilt.
Portsmouth – Portsmouth was the site of an important capture during the American War for Independence. It was founded by Anne Huthinson in 1639. The city has a population of about 17,000.
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