This database contains information on all 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island, including life expectancy and other population health indicators, social and economic conditions, environmental characteristics, demographic information, crime, and other information. You can download the entire data set or filter the data for your own analysis.

The Rhode Island Department of Education provides education to over 140,000 students in grades K-12. Rhode Island spent $14,415 per pupil in 2013, ninth highest in the nation. There are also 12 accredited, degree-granting institutions of higher education in Rhode Island. The state ranks 13th in the nation, with 33% of its population having a bachelor’s degree or higher.


Top-ranked school districts in Rhode Island
#1: Barrington
#2: East Greenwich
#3: South Kingstown
#4: Narragansett
#5: Chariho (Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton)
Lowest ranked school districts in Rhode Island
#31: Providence
#30: Central Falls
#29: Woonsocket
#28: Pawtucket
#27: West Warwick
Highest percent of adults with a college degree
Barrington 63.4%
Jamestown 59.4%
East Greenwich 58.9%
Narragansett 52.2%
South Kingstown 51.3%
Lowest percent of adults with a college degree
Central Falls 7.4%
Woonsocket 12.9%
Pawtucket 18.9%
West Warwick 21.0%


Of all the measures available in the entire study, education measures were generally those that were most strongly related to life expectancy. Cities and towns with higher life expectancy values were those with a greater percentage of their populations with at graduate degree (correlation = 0.678) or at least a bachelor’s degree (corr = 0.614).

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