Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island

Cranston: City in Rhode Island


Cranston is a city located in the county of Providence in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Its population at the 2010 census was 80,387 and a population density of 1,037 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 81,142 inhabitants.

The city was created 269 years ago in 1753.

Quick Facts about Cranston

Population : 81,142 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Rhode Island (United States)
County : Providence County
Postal code : 02920, 02921, 02905, 02910
Phone Area Codes : 401
Area : 77.55 km2
Altitude : 62 feet / 19 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1754 (269 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 13:34:34 (1st February 2023)
Density : 1,046 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.93% (2010-2020)
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Location of Cranston on Rhode Island map.
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Cranston Rhode Island
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Cranston is located at 41°46'47"N 71°26'14"W (41.7798200, -71.4372800). It has 2 neighbors: Warwick and West Warwick.

Cranston map

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Cranston has 2 neighbours.

  • Warwick city in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States
  • West Warwick town in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States


The population of Cranston increased by 0.93% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 80,387 - census
2011 80,881 0.61% estimation process
2012 81,066 0.23% estimation process
2013 81,033 -0.04% estimation process
2014 81,248 0.26% estimation process
2015 81,306 0.07% estimation process
2016 81,221 -0.1% estimation process
2017 81,022 -0.25% estimation process
2018 81,335 0.38% estimation process
2019 81,456 0.15% estimation process
2020 81,142 -0.39% estimation process

Cranston zip code is 02910. County name: Providence, County fips: 44007

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People born in Cranston (67)

People born in Cranston, including film director, screenwriter and producer Robert Aldrich, Fashion influencer Olivia Culpo, governor and senator for Rhode Island, United States of America William Sprague, .


  • Nehemiah R. Knight (American politician (1780-1854)) he was born in 31/12/1780
  • Henry Howard (American politician) he was born in 02/04/1826
  • Elisabeth Hasselbeck (American television personality and talk show host) she was born in 28/05/1977
  • Buddy Cianci (American mayor (1941-2016)) he was born in 30/04/1941
  • William Sprague (American Governor of Rhode Island (1799-1856)) he was born in 03/11/1799
  • Elisha Harris (American politician (1791-1861)) he was born in 08/09/1791
  • Steven Klein (American photographer) he was born in 30/04/1965
  • David Quinn (American ice hockey player and coach) he was born in 30/07/1966
  • Zeke Meyer (American racing driver) he was born in 11/03/1892
  • Harvey Bennett, Jr. (American ice hockey player) he was born in 09/08/1952
  • Jack Capuano (American ice hockey player and coach) he was born in 07/07/1966
  • Carl V. Dupré (American screenwriter) he was born in 07/06/1965
  • Edward D. DiPrete (American politician) he was born in 08/07/1934
  • Elisha Hunt Rhodes (Union Army general) he was born in 21/03/1842
  • George Masso (American musician) he was born in 17/11/1926
  • Hugh Duffy (baseball player and manager) he was born in 26/11/1866
  • Rob Gaudreau (American ice hockey player) he was born in 20/01/1970
  • Vinny Paz (American boxer) he was born in 16/12/1962

Schools in Cranston

College & universities near Cranston, RI

Code Name City ZIP
485582 MKG Beauty & Business Cranston (RI) 02920-4358
443641 Paul Mitchell the School-Rhode Island Cranston (RI) 02920
460349 Johnson & Wales University-Online Providence (RI) 02903
217581 Empire Beauty School-Warwick Providence (RI) 02903
217235 Johnson & Wales University-Providence Providence (RI) 02903-3703

Stations (24)

Amtrak & bus stations near Cranston, RI

Code Name Address Type
PVD Providence station 100 Gaspee Street RAIL
KIN Kingston station 1 Railroad Avenue RAIL
RTE Route 128 station 50 University Ave RAIL
WLY Westerly station 14 Railroad Avenue RAIL
FRA Framingham station 417 Waverly St. RAIL

Post offices near Cranston

Post Office Name City ZIP
Cranston Post Office Cranston (RI) 02910
Elmwood Post Office Providence (RI) 02907
Garden City Post Office Cranston (RI) 02920
Washington Park Post Office Providence (RI) 02905
Olneyvill Post Office Providence (RI) 02909

Other cities in Providence County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Providence County , RI.

City Name Population Title
Providence 179,270 City in and state capital of Rhode Island, United States; county seat of Providence County
Pawtucket 71,710 City in Rhode Island
East Providence 47,337 City in Rhode Island
Woonsocket 41,545 City in Rhode Island
Cumberland 35,207 Town of the United States
North Providence 32,507 Town in Rhode Island, United States
Smithfield 21,842 County seat of Johnston County, North Carolina
Central Falls 19,468 City in Rhode Island
North Smithfield 12,576 Town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
Valley Falls 11,547 City in Kansas, United States
North Scituate 11,171 Census designated place in Massachusetts
Cumberland Hill 7,934 Census-designated place in Providence County, Rhode Island
Foster 4,747 Town in Providence County, Rhode Island
Pascoag 4,577 Census-designated place in Providence County, Rhode Island

Distance to Other Cities

Cranston distances to largest Rhode Island cities