Rhode Island is the smallest state by area, but the second most densely populated state in the country after New Jersey. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the north and east, Connecticut to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south.
As of the most recent U.S. Census in 2020, Rhode Island has an estimated population of approximately 1.1 million people, making it the 43rd most populous state in the country. The state capital and largest city is Providence, which is home to nearly one-third of the state's total population.
Nearly a quarter (around 24% of homes) in Rhode Island use heating oil as their primary heating fuel, according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration survey.