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East Providence, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The City of East Providence is the 5th largest city in Rhode Island with a population of 47,362 as of July 1, 2020. East Providence 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 East Providence is located at latitude 41.8137 and longitude -71.3701 in Providence County. The formal boundaries for the City of East Providence encompass a land area of 13.24 sq. miles and a water area of 3.31 sq. miles. Providence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 62 feet.

The City of East Providence (GNIS ID: 1220071) 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.


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East Providence, RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 47,362 (100%)
Population in Households 46,601 (98.4%)
Population in Families 36,135 (76.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 761 ( 1.6%)
Population Density 3,564
Diversity Index2 46
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,789
Average Household Income $76,495
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $33,003
Wealth Index5 73
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 21,927 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,903 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,513 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,511 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $230,781
Average Home Value $259,946
Housing Affordability Index3 122
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 20,416
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 12,126
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.07% 0.16%
Households 0.1% 0.16%
Families -0.05% 0.06%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
Owner Occupied HU   0.28%

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East Providence, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Providence to the other 36 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 89th
Population Density # 6 86th
Median Household Income # 30 19th
Housing Affordability Index # 14 39th
Per Capita Income # 26 31st
Diversity Index # 8 81st

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