Providence , Providence County, Rhode Island

City in and state capital of Rhode Island, United States; county seat of Providence County

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Providence is a city located in the county of Providence in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. In the 2010 census it had a population of 178,042 inhabitants and a population density of 3,342 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 179,883 inhabitants.

The city was created 385 years ago in 1635.

The city has a total area of 20.57 square miles (53.27 km2).

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Providence, RI Quick Facts

Population : 179,883 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Rhode Island
County : Providence County
Postal code : 02901–02912
Phone Area Codes : 401
Area : 53.27 km2
Official name : Providence
Altitude : 75 feet / 23 meters
Capital city : Providence is capital of Providence County
Establishment : January 01, 1636 (385 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 00:29:51 (12th April 2021)
Zip Code : 02903
Density : 3,377 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 1.02% (2010-2019)

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Year Population Method
2010 178,042 census
2011 178,332 estimation process
2012 178,813 estimation process
2013 178,692 estimation process
2014 179,119 estimation process
2015 179,252 estimation process
2016 179,548 estimation process
2017 179,252 estimation process
2018 179,520 estimation process
2019 179,883 estimation process

The population of Providence increased by 1.02% in 9 years.

Providence, RI zip code is 02903. County name: Providence, County fips: 44007

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People born in Providence, RI (200)

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Other cities in Providence County

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

City Name Population Title
Cranston 81,456 City in Rhode Island
Pawtucket 72,117 City in Rhode Island
East Providence 47,618 City in Rhode Island
Woonsocket 41,751 City in Rhode Island
Cumberland 35,263 Town of the United States
North Providence 32,686 Town in Rhode Island, United States
Smithfield 21,897 County seat of Johnston County, North Carolina
Central Falls 19,568 City in Rhode Island
North Smithfield 12,582 Town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
Foster 4,745 Town in Providence County, Rhode Island

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