Based on data collected from Census 2000, 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 (20.5%). Commuting
patterns also supply information on resident outflow to neighboring
states for employment. Of all Rhode Island communities, Westerly has the
highest percentage (38.1%) of residents who commute to Connecticut for
work, while Tiverton has the highest percentage (43.8%) of residents
working in Massachusetts.
Rhode Island workers are most likely to
live in Providence (13.0%), followed by Warwick (8.7%). There are 38,250
residents from other states who commute into Rhode Island for
employment. Westerly attracts the greatest percentage (12.4%) of
Connecticut residents into its town for work, while Tiverton draws 28.2
percent of its workforce from Massachusetts.
Rhode Island exports 70,621 residents
to other states for work, while Rhode Island imports only 38,250 workers
from other states or countries.
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