Rhode Island is the smallest state in the union. It only has 1545 square miles total. That equals 668 thousand acres, of which 61 thousand are used as farmland. Agriculture exports from the state include nursery products, eggs, vegetables and dairy products. Other industries of the area are jewelry making, ship building, chemical products and tourism. Tourism is responsible for bringing over a billion dollars to the state economy.
There were 439 thousand housing structures in the year 2000. That is a 6.1% increase from 1990. The median value for all occupied units is $133 thousand. Rhode Island is a small state, but has a dense population and high percent of industrialization across the small area. The population has also increased and stands at 1.07 million in 2005. All of its people are considered to live in urban areas.