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Population (year 2000): 79,269. Estimated population in July 2005: 81,614 (+3.0% change)
Males: 38,800 (48.9%), Females: 40,469 (51.1%)

Providence County

Zip codes: .

Median resident age: 39.0 years
Median household income: $44,108 (year 2000)
Median house value: $122,500 (year 2000)

Cranston, RI residents, houses, and apartments details

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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%).

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Elevation: 60 feet

Land area: 28.6 square miles

Cranston,

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%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (45.4 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (184.8 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: RI Providence, (4.1 miles RI (4.6 miles Warwick, Providence, RI (6.0 miles North Warwick, RI (6.6 miles West Providence, RI (6.6 miles East Greenwich, RI (7.8 miles East


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 95 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 1997: 125 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 1998: 184 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 213 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2000: 131 buildings, average cost: $95,800
  • 2001: 161 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2002: 134 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2003: 134 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2004: 115 buildings, average cost: $139,300
  • 2005: 101 buildings, average cost: $191,100

Latitude: 41.77 N, Longitude: 71.45 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 401


Cranston, Rhode Island business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.5%), Manufacturing (14.6%), Retail trade (13.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,244 (-1.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,708 (24.2%)


 

Crime in Cranston by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 1 0 0 2
    per 100,000 1.3 1.3 1.3 0.0 0.0 2.5
Rapes 42 38 29 27 35 17
    per 100,000 53.0 47.9 36.6 34.1 44.2 21.4
Robberies 30 31 58 44 43 42
    per 100,000 37.8 39.1 73.2 55.5 54.2 53.0
Assaults 63 72 73 76 81 88
    per 100,000 79.5 90.8 92.1 95.9 102.2 111.0
Burglaries 385 416 542 454 436 354
    per 100,000 485.7 524.8 683.7 572.7 550.0 446.6
Thefts 1,387 1,423 1,553 1,745 1,649 1,634
    per 100,000 1749.7 1795.2 1959.2 2201.4 2080.3 2061.3
Auto thefts 216 237 255 286 255 212
    per 100,000 272.5 299.0 321.7 360.8 321.7 267.4
175.5 182.8 208.2 206.5 201.8 184.3


Average climate in Cranston, Rhode Island

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Cranston,

Cranston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Rhode Island state average. It is 46% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.7 miles away from the Cranston city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.9 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Robert Aldrich - (1918-1983), film director.


Hospital/medical center in Cranston:
  • ELEANOR SLATER HOSPITAL (BOX 8269)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Cranston:
  • WOMEN AND INFANTS HOSPITAL OF RI (about 4 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • KENT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; WARWICK, RI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Cranston:
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 5 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 45 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 50 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
Other public-use airports nearest to Cranston:
  • DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE HELISTOP (about 5 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: RI9)
  • NORTH CENTRAL STATE (about 11 miles; PAWTUCKET, RI; ID: SFZ)
  • QUONSET STATE (about 14 miles; NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI; ID: OQU)

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.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 52 $150,078 $34,633 0 $0
Financial Administration 36 $136,622 $45,540 2 $580
Other Government Administration 34 $97,168 $34,294 2 $1,291
Judicial and Legal 1 $6,312 $75,744 1 $1,771
Police Protection - Officers 147 $629,259 $51,368 0 $0
Police - Other 28 $82,571 $35,387 55 $49,193
Firefighters 199 $905,916 $54,628 0 $0
Fire - Other 6 $18,896 $37,792 0 $0
Streets and Highways 56 $210,994 $45,213 0 $0
Welfare 10 $25,395 $30,474 0 $0
Health 5 $14,537 $34,888 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 20 $56,534 $33,920 15 $3,219
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4 $16,357 $49,071 0 $0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 1278 $6,094,067 $57,221 341 $656,870
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 117 $356,416 $36,555 41 $87,935
Local Libraries 31 $108,296 $41,921 77 $31,696
Totals for Government 2024 $8,909,418 $52,822 534 $832,555


College/University in Cranston:
  • NEWPORT SCHOOL OF HAIRDRESSING (Full-time enrollment: 12; Location: 50 ROLFE ST; Private, for-profit)
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; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND (about 5 miles; WARWICK, RI; FT enrollment: 8,650)
  • NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 5 miles; WARWICK, RI; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE (about 5 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 6,208)
  • PROVIDENCE COLLEGE (about 5 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • BROWN UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 7,460)
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)
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)

Notable locations in Cranston: Cranston Country Club (A), Edgewood Yacht Club (B), Russo Playground (C), Narragansett Yacht Club (D), Rhode Island Yacht Club (E), Alpine Country Club (F), Howard (G), Pawtuxet Yacht Club (H), Pawtuxet Reservation (I), Governor Sprague Mansion Museum (J), Oak Lawn Branch Cranston Public Library (K), Arlington Reading Room Cranston Public Library (L), Cranston City Hall (M), Cranston Public Library (N), Auburn Branch Cranston Public Library (O), Rhode Island State Institution (P), John Waterman Arnold House (Q), Diocesan Resource Center Office of Religious Education Library (R), Warwick Historical Society Building (S), Knightsville Branch Cranston Public Library (T).

Shopping Centers: Park N Shop Center Shopping Center (1), Cohoes Commons Shopping Center (2), Garden City Center Shopping Center (3), Reservoir Plaza Shopping Center (4).

Churches in Cranston include: Phillips Memorial Baptist Church (A), Trinity Episcopal Church (B), Saint Davids Episcopal Church (C), Woodridge Church (D), Word of Life Covenant Church (E), Christadelthian Ecclesia (F), First Pentecostal Church (G), First Korean Church (H).

Cemeteries: Pocasset Cemetery (1), Saint Anns Cemetery (2), Bethany Cemetery (3), Fay Memorial Field (4).

Lakes and reservoirs: Tongue Pond (A), Fenner Pond (B), Print Works Pond (C), Stone Pond (D), Bellefont Pond (E), Spectacle Pond (F), Blackamore Pond (G), Dyer Pond (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pocasset River (A), Furnace Hill Brook (B), Three Ponds Brook (C), Pawtuxet River (D).

Parks in Cranston include: Dyer Avenue Playground (1), Cranston Stadium (2), Meshanticut State Park (3), J L Curran Park (4), Stillhouse Cove Park (5), Oak Lawn Village Historic District (6), Pawtuxet State Park (7).

Beach: Edgewood Beach (A).

Post office: (A).  


Cranston compared to Rhode Island state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Cranston:
  • WARV (1590 AM; 5 kW; WARWICK, RI; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPMZ (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: VIDEO MUNDO B/CASTING CO., LLC)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHJJ (920 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cranston:
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDOM (91.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: PROVIDENCE COLLEGE)
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSKO-FM (99.7 FM; WAKEFIELD-PEACEDALE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WRIU (90.3 FM; KINGSTON, RI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WWRX-FM (103.7 FM; WESTERLY, RI; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Cranston:
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

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