Based on data
collected from the Census Bureau’s 2009-2013 American Community
Survey, Rhode Island Commuting Patterns provides journey-to-work
statistics for Rhode Island cities and towns. Data is divided
into two categories: Where Rhode Island Residents Work and Where
Rhode Island Workers Live. Not surprisingly, most Rhode Island
residents work in Providence (21.3%). Commuting patterns also
supply information on resident outflow to neighboring states for
employment. Of all Rhode Island communities, Westerly has the
highest percentage (34.8%) of residents who commute to
Connecticut for work, while Tiverton has the highest percentage
(31.0%) of residents working in Massachusetts.
Rhode Island workers are most likely
to live in Providence (14.1%), followed by Warwick (8.1%). There
are 53,504 residents from other states who commute into Rhode
Island for employment. Westerly attracts the greatest percentage
(19.9%) of Connecticut residents into its town for work, while
Tiverton draws 31.3 percent of its workforce from Massachusetts.
Rhode Island exports 73,583 residents
to other states for work, while Rhode Island imports only 53,504
workers from other states or countries.
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