Rhode Island does not have the smallest population of all the states.
Rhode Island ranks 43rd among the 50 states in population, with a little more than 1 million people.
States with fewer people, in order after Rhode Island, are Montana, South Dakota, Delaware, North Dakota, Alaska, Vermont, and Wyoming.
Small as it is, Rhode Island is still larger than six of the world’s countries, both in land area and population.
Those countries, all in Europe, are Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City.