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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 47,421 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018)


Total Population 47,421
Population in Households 46,630
Population in Familes 36,045
Population in Group Qrtrs 791
Population Density2 3,581
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $52,540
Average Household Income $68,688
Per Capita Income $29,836


Total Housing Units 21,807 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,412 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,985 (41.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,410 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $245,952
Average Home Value $255,895


Total Households 20,397
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 12,143
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.1% 0.48%
Households 0.12% 0.45%
Families -0.05% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

East Providence, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Providence to the other 34 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 88th
Population Density # 6 85th
Diversity Index # 8 79th
Median Household Income # 30 15th
Per Capita Income # 26 26th

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