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Latinos in Rhode Island

For centuries, the state of Rhode Island has been a destination for immigrant settlement. In recent years, immigrants have arrived in the Ocean State from countries including Cambodia, Ghana, Vietnam, Russia, Liberia, and, since the 1950s, every Spanish-speaking country in the world.

According to the 2010 census, the total Latino population in Rhode Island was 120,586 (an increase overall of 11.4% since 2000), and the four largest Hispanic ethnic groups are Dominicans (33,879), Puerto Ricans (29,904), Guatemalans (18,125) and Colombians (9,998). As one of the fastest-growing groups in Rhode Island, Latinos carry a great amount of political power in the state.

In Rhode Island, Latino neighborhoods include Broad Street (also known as the Latino Cultural Corridor), Olneyville, Smith Hill, and Mount Pleasant in Providence and Dexter Street in Central Falls—a corridor lined with Latino-owned businesses. There are significant Latino populations in other communities, including Woonsocket, Cumberland, Pawtucket, Cranston, North Providence and North Kingstown.

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Conference hotel

A block of hotel rooms is being held at the Crowne Plaza, 801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick. The rate is $99/room for up to four people. Prevailing taxes will be added to the room rate. Room taxes are 13% at this time.

You can make a reservation:

  • by email
  • online using the three letter code: LAT
  • by phone at 401-732-6000 or 800-227-6963

When you make a reservation, inform the hotel that you are attending the Rhode Island Latino Arts event to receive the special rate. In order to receive the special rate, you must make reservations by March 27. The special rate cannot be guaranteed after this date. If you need to cancel, you must do so within 24 hours to avoid being charged.