List of cities and towns in Rhode Island
This is a list of the 39 municipalities in Rhode Island. Eight of these municipalities were re-incorporated as cities, while the other 31 remain as towns. Note that towns in Rhode Island can adopt a city form of government without the need to re-incorporate as a city.
Some Rhode Island cities and towns also contain named localities known as villages that reflect historic settlements. Notable villages include Kingston, in the town of South Kingstown, which houses the University of Rhode Island, and Wickford, in North Kingstown, the site of an annual international art festival. Villages have no separate corporate existence from the town or city they are located in.Name Town/City County Date incorporated Form of government BarringtonTown Bristol 1770 Council-managerBristolTown Bristol 1746 Council-managerBurrillvilleTown Providence 1806 Council-managerCentral FallsCity Providence 1730/1895 Mayor-councilCharlestown* Town Washington 1738 Council-managerCoventryTown Kent 1743 Council-managerCranstonCity Providence 1754/1910 Mayor-councilCumberlandTown Providence 1746 Mayor-councilEast GreenwichTown Kent 1677 Council-managerEast ProvidenceCity Providence 1812/1958 Council-managerExeterTown Washington 1641 Town meetingFoster** Town Providence 1781 Town meetingGlocester** Town Providence 1731 Town meetingHopkinton* Town Washington 1757 Town meetingJamestownTown Newport 1678 Council-managerJohnstonTown Providence 1759 Mayor-councilLincolnTown Providence 1871 Council-managerLittle ComptonTown Newport 1746 Town meetingMiddletownTown Newport 1743 Council-managerNarragansettTown Washington 1901 Council-managerNew Shoreham (Block Island)Town Washington 1672 Council-managerNewportCity Newport 1639/1784 Council-managerNorth KingstownTown Washington 1674 Council-managerNorth ProvidenceTown Providence 1765 Mayor-councilNorth SmithfieldTown Providence 1871 Council-managerPawtucketCity Providence 1671/1954 Mayor-councilPortsmouthTown Newport 1640 Council-managerProvidenceCity Providence 1636/1832 Mayor-councilRichmond* Town Washington 1747 Town meetingScituateTown Providence 1730 Town meetingSmithfieldTown Providence 1730 Council-managerSouth KingstownTown Washington 1723 Council-managerTivertonTown Newport 1746 Town meetingWarrenTown Bristol 1747 Council-managerWarwickCity Kent 1642/1931 Mayor-councilWest GreenwichTown Kent 1741 Town meetingWest WarwickTown Kent 1913 Council-managerWesterlyTown Washington 1669 Council-managerWoonsocketCity Providence 1867/1888 Mayor-council
*Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton are often collectively referred to as Chariho. **Foster and Glocester are sometimes collectively called Ponaganset.
- Complete List of all 39 Towns and Cities in RI (ri.gov)
- State and Community Profiles from the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation includes interactive map of town and city boundaries.
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