Rhode Island State Profile

Election Schedule

Presidential Primary:2016-4-26
State Primary:2016-9-13

Election Vitals

Governor:Gina Raimondo (D) re-election in 2018
Senator:Jack Reed (D) re-election 2020
Senator:Sheldon Whitehouse (D) re-election 2018

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 55.4%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 44.1%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 47.7%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 37.2%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 48.0%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 51.7%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 55.6%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 43.9%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 47.0%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 29.0%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 59.7%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 26.8%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 61.0%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 31.9%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 59.5%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 38.8%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 63.1%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 35.2%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 62.9%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 35.4%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Reed Democratic 230,676 63.5%
Nancy Mayer Republican 127,368 35.1%
Donald Lovejoy Independent 5,327 1.5%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Reed Democratic 59,336 86.1%
Don Gil Democratic 9,554 13.9%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Nancy Mayer Republican 11,600 77.5%
Thomas Post III Republican 2,302 15.4%
Theodore Leonard Republican 1,072 7.2%
1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Lincoln Almond Republican 156,180 51.0%
Myrth York Democratic 129,105 42.1%
Robert Healey Jr. Cool moose 19,250 6.3%
John Devine Reform 1,848 0.6%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Myrth York Democratic 53,561 82.9%
Jack Potter Democratic 11,055 17.1%
2000 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Lincoln Chafee Republican 222,588 56.9%
Robert Weygand Democratic 161,023 41.1%
Christopher Young Reform 4,107 1.0%
Kenneth Proulx Independent 3,635 0.9%
2000 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Robert Weygand Democratic 51,769 57.5%
Richard Licht Democratic 38,281 42.5%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Donald Carcieri Republican 181,827 54.8%
Myrth York Democratic 150,229 45.2%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Myrth York Democratic 46,806 39.2%
Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 45,880 38.4%
Antonio Pires Democratic 26,838 22.5%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Donald Carcieri Republican 17,227 66.9%
James Bennett Republican 8,518 33.1%
2002 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Reed Democratic 253,922 78.4%
Robert Tingle Republican 69,881 21.6%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Don Carcieri Republican 197,366 51.0%
Charles Fogarty Democratic 189,562 49.0%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Charles Fogarty Democratic 69,608 100.0%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Don Carcieri Republican 51,660 100.0%
2006 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 206,110 53.5%
Lincoln Chafee Republican 179,001 46.5%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 69,301 81.5%
Christopher Young Democratic 8,941 10.5%
Carl Sheeler Democratic 6,758 8.0%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Lincoln Chafee Republican 34,939 54.2%
Stephen Laffey Republican 29,556 45.8%
2008 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jack Reed Democratic 320,644 73.4%
Bob Tingle Republican 116,174 26.6%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jack Reed Democratic 48,038 86.8%
Christopher Young Democratic 7,277 13.2%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Lincoln Chafee Independent 123,571 36.1%
John Robitaille Republican 114,911 33.6%
Frank Caprio Democratic 78,896 23.0%
Ken Block Moderate 22,146 6.5%
Joseph Lusi Independent 1,091 0.3%
Todd Giroux Independent 882 0.3%
Ronald Algieri Independent 793 0.2%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Frank Caprio Democratic 73,141 100.0%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Robitaille Republican 13,204 70.2%
Victor Moffitt Republican 5,613 29.8%
2012 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 271,034 65.0%
Barry Hinckley Republican 146,222 35.0%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gina Raimondo Democratic 131,899 40.8%
Allan Fung Republican 117,428 36.3%
Bob Healey Moderate 69,278 21.4%
Kate Fletcher Independent 3,483 1.1%
Leon Kayarian Independent 1,228 0.4%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gina Raimondo Democratic 53,990 42.1%
Angel Taveras Democratic 37,326 29.1%
Clay Pell Democratic 34,515 26.9%
Todd Giroux Democratic 2,264 1.8%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Allan Fung Republican 17,530 54.9%
Ken Block Republican 14,399 45.1%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jack Reed Democratic 223,675 70.7%
Mark Zaccaria Republican 92,684 29.3%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jack Reed Democratic 98,610 100.0%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Zaccaria Republican 23,780 100.0%

State Demographics

Population 1,050,292
Percentage White 81.7%
Percentage Black 6.5%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.5%
Percentage Asian 3.2%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race 2.8%
Percentage Other Race 5.4%
 
Percentage Hispanic 13.2%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 75.4%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 5.0%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 2.2%
 
Median Household Income $54,554
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 41.0%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 13.7%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 5.1%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 9.3%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 52.9%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 34.9%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 15.1%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 48.8%
Percentage with a College Degree 31.4%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 35.8%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 24.3%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 11.5%
 
Unemployment rate 5.3%
Unemployment figures as of 2015-10
Unemployment Monthly Change -0.1%
 
Percentage Married Couples 43.7%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 16.0%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.4%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.5%

Last updated 12:16am December 10, 2016