Rhode Island County Map, List of Counties in Rhode Island with Seats

The U.S. state of Rhode Island is divided into 5 Counties. Explore the Rhode Island County Map, all Counties list along with their County Seats in alphabetical order and their population, areas and the date of formation.

Rhode Island County Map

About Counties of Rhode Island

U.S State of Rhode Island is located in New England part of the United States. After the civil war the state was not willing to join the Union. When the Bill of Rights was added in the constitution Rhode Island joined in the Union as thirteenth state in the year 1790. Rhode Island is the smallest state by area in the United States and seventh least populous state. The state is named after the island. The state is bordered by Connecticut to the west, Massachusetts to the north and Atlantic Ocean to the south. The capital city of Rhode Island is Providence and it is the most populous city in Rhode Island. The climatic condition of the state is continental climate which consists of with hot summers and cold winters. U.S state of Rhode Island is one the states that has fewer counties in the state.

Counties of Rhode Island five in number. They are Bristol County, Kent County, Newport County, Providence County and Washington County. Off all the Counties of Rhode Island the richest county is Newport with $36,994 per capita income. Bristol is the second highest earning county. Even though Rhode Island is divided into counties but counties do to have county government. The responsibility of local government is given to municipalities since county government was abolished in the year 1842. There are 39 municipalities in the state of Rhode Island. Counties of Rhode Island further divided into municipalities. There are 39 cities and towns in the state of Rhode Islands. Cities and towns of the state are divided again into villages. There are some powers vested on cities and towns for the administration purpose and administrative bodies of city and town are exercise and provide a lot of services to the citizens of the state.

The U.S. state of Rhode Island has 5 Counties. This is list of Rhode Island Counties and County Seats in alphabetical order along with check their population, areas and the date of formation.

List of Counties in Rhode Island with County Seats

S.NCountyCounty SeatPopulationArea Formed
1Bristol CountyBristol49,87524 sq mi1747
2Kent CountyEast Greenwich166,158168 sq mi1750
3Newport CountyNewport82,888102 sq mi1703
4Providence CountyProvidence626,667409 sq mi1703
5Washington CountySouth Kingstown*126,979329 sq mi1729
Edited by: Vijay Kanth | Updated on: December 12, 2021