The City of Cranston is the 2nd largest city in Rhode Island with a population of 82,424 as of July 1, 2017. Cranston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Rhode Island. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Cranston is located at latitude 41.7697 and longitude -71.485 in Providence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cranston (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.34 sq. miles and a water area of 1.6 sq. miles. Providence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.
The City of Cranston (GNIS ID: 1220069) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cranston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Cranston: Mashapaug, Maushapogue, Maushapoque.
|Daytime Population: Workers||40,267|
|Daytime Population: Residents||39,402|
|Total Daytime Population (TDP)||79,669|
|Ratio TDP/Total Population1||0.97|
|Population in Households||78,002|
|Population in Familes||62,479|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||4,422|
|Median Household Income||$60,637|
|Average Household Income||$80,922|
|Per Capita Income||$31,464|
|Total Housing Units||33,606 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||20,653 (61.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||11,051 (32.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,902 ( 5.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$241,170|
|Average Home Value||$272,653|
|Average Household Size||2.46|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||3.64%|
|Per Capita Income||2.72%|
The table below compares Cranston to the other 34 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 2||97th|
|Population Density||# 9||76th|
|Diversity Index||# 6||85th|
|Median Household Income||# 25||29th|
|Per Capita Income||# 25||29th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Rhode Island Census Data Comparison Tool.