Providence County , Rhode Island

County in Rhode Island, United States

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About

Providence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. As of the 2010 census, the population was 626,667 and a population density of 555 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 638,931 inhabitants. Its county seat is Providence. The county was created 318 years ago in 1702.

The county has a total area of 435.91 square miles (1129 km2).

Providence County map

Providence County, RI Quick Facts

Population : 638,931 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Rhode Island
Area : 1129 km2
Water as percent of area : 6%
Land as percent of area : 94%
Named for : Divine providence
Altitude : 358 feet / 109 meters
Capital : Providence
Establishment : January 01, 1703
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 11:14:11 (11th April 2021)
Density : 566 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 1.92% (2010-2019)

Providence County, RI has 6 neighbors .

  • Woonsocket
  • Cumberland
  • Scituate
  • Central Falls
  • North Smithfield
  • Burrillville
  • Lincoln
  • Glocester
  • Cranston
  • North Providence
  • Johnston
  • East Providence
  • Smithfield
  • Pawtucket
  • Providence
  • Foster

Year Population Method
2010 626,667 census
2011 629,393 estimation process
2012 631,229 estimation process
2013 631,584 estimation process
2014 632,668 estimation process
2015 633,747 estimation process
2016 634,922 estimation process
2017 634,130 estimation process
2018 636,953 estimation process
2019 638,931 estimation process

The population of Providence County increased by 1.92% in 9 years.

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People born in Providence County, RI (4)

Many people were born here, including philosopher Ernest Fortin, baseball player and coach Gabby Hartnett, Mayo Dyer Hersey, you can see a list of people who born in Providence County, RI.

Providence County, RI Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Providence 179,883 City in and state capital of Rhode Island, United States; county seat of Providence County
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

Rhode Island Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Providence 179,883 City in and state capital of Rhode Island, United States; county seat of Providence County
Kent County 164,292 County in Rhode Island, United States
Washington County 125,577 County in Rhode Island, United States
Newport County 82,082 County in Rhode Island, United States
Cranston 81,456 City in Rhode Island
Warwick 81,004 City in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States
Pawtucket 72,117 City in Rhode Island
Bristol County 48,479 County in Rhode Island, United States
East Providence 47,618 City in Rhode Island
Woonsocket 41,751 City in Rhode Island
Cumberland 35,263 Town of the United States
Coventry 34,819 Town in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States
North Providence 32,686 Town in Rhode Island, United States
West Warwick 28,962 Town in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States
North Kingstown 26,323 Town in Rhode Island
Newport 24,334 City in and county seat of Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
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