Cranston, RI Population

By | June 28, 2019

Population: 79,269. Estimated population in July 2020: 81,614 (+3.0% change)
Males: 38,800 (48.9%), Females: 40,469 (51.1%)

The city of Cranston is located in Providence County, Rhode Island. See Countryaah.com for alphabetical list of all cities in Rhode Island, including top 10 cities by population and area of Rhode Island.

Median resident age: 39.0 years
Median household income: $44,108
Median house value: $122,500

Races in Cranston:

  • White Non-Hispanic (87.2%)
  • Hispanic (4.6%)
  • Black (3.7%)
  • Other race (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Other Asian (1.5%)
  • Chinese (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: Italian (34.5%), Irish (19.5%), English (10.3%), French (7.8%), Portuguese (5.4%), German (3.8%).

Elevation: 60 feet

Land area: 28.6 square miles

Map of Cranston, RI

Population

For population 25 years and over in Cranston

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cranston city

  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

9.0% Foreign born (3.8% Europe, 2.7% Asia, 2.0% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,959 (+3.9%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Cranston:

  • ELEANOR SLATER HOSPITAL (BOX 8269)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Cranston:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Cranston:

  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 5 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Abbreviation: PVD)
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 45 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Abbreviation: ORH)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 50 miles; BEDFORD, MA; Abbreviation: BED)

Other public-use airports nearest to Cranston:

Amtrak station near Cranston:

  • 5 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Cranston:

  • NEWPORT SCHOOL OF HAIRDRESSING (Full-time enrollment: 12; Location: 50 ROLFE ST; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cranston:

  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; Providence, RI; Full-time enrollment: 8,218)
  • RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (about 5 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND (about 5 miles; WARWICK, RI; Full-time enrollment: 8,650)
  • NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 5 miles; WARWICK, RI; Full-time enrollment: 2,419)
  • RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE (about 5 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 6,208)
  • PROVIDENCE COLLEGE (about 5 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 4,456)
  • BROWN UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 7,460)

Schools

Public high schools in Cranston:

  • CRANSTON HIGH SCHOOL WEST (Students: 1,806; Location: 80 METROPOLITAN AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CRANSTON HIGH SCHOOL EAST (Students: 1,613; Location: 899 PARK AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CRANSTON CAREER & TECH CENTER (Location: 100 METROPOLITAN AVENUE; Grades: 10 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Cranston:

  • WESTERN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,168; Location: 400 PHENIX AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PARK VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 896; Location: 25 PARK VIEW BOULEVARD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HUGH B. BAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 700; Location: 135 GANSETT AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • GLADSTONE STREET SCHOOL (Students: 470; Location: 50 GLADSTONE STREET; Grades: KG – 05)
  • HOPE HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY (Students: 407; Location: 300 HOPE ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • GLEN HILLS SCHOOL (Students: 328; Location: 50 GLEN HILLS DRIVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • GARDEN CITY SCHOOL (Students: 314; Location: 70 PLANTATIONS DRIVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • EDEN PARK SCHOOL (Students: 295; Location: 180 OAKLAND AVENUE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • OAK LAWN SCHOOL (Students: 288; Location: 36 STONEHAM AVENUE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • GEORGE J. PETERS SCHOOL (Students: 286; Location: 15 MAYBERRY STREET; Grades: KG – 05)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Cranston:

  • CRANSTON JOHNSTON CATH REG SCH (Students: 452; Location: 43 POPLAR DRIVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 304; Location: 85 CHESTER AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST MATTHEW SCHOOL (Students: 249; Location: 1301 ELMWOOD AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 193; Location: 1789 BROAD STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CORNERSTONE SCHOOL (Students: 54; Location: 665 DYER AVE.; Grades: PK – UG)
  • WONDERLAND EARLY LEARNING (Students: 33; Location: 546 BUDLONG RDVE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • DORIC DAY NURSERY SCHOOL CAMP (Students: 33; Location: 145 PONTIAC AVE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • KIDS WORLD (Students: 28; Location: YMCA OF CRANSTON; Grades: PK – KG)
  • KID’S KINGDOM (Students: 22; Location: 116 PURITAN AVENUE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • NFI/ACO INST (Students: 22; Location: 735 NEW LONDON AVENUE; Grades: 9 – 11)

Libraries

Library in Cranston:

  • CRANSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,461,140; Location: 140 SOCKANOSSET CROSS ROAD; 293,527 books; 14,317 audio materials; 11,955 video materials; 504 serial subscriptions)