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Welcome to Central Falls ...

The city of Central Falls is located in Providence County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Central Falls, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1867.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Central Falls has a population of 19,509 people<2> (see below for details).

Central Falls is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Central Falls lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Central Falls lies within the (401) area code.

Websites for Central Falls ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Central Falls had an population of 19,509 people. This is an increase of 0.69% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Central Falls had a population of 19,376 people. This makes Central Falls the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of Central Falls represents 1.84% of the total population of Rhode Island (which has 1,052,567 people), making it the state's 19th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 19,376 people, the population of Central Falls increased 2.37% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 18,928 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Central Falls.

Communities Also Named Central Falls ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Central Falls - it's located in North Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Central Falls.

Communities near Central Falls ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Central Falls.

  • Fall River
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Fall River is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,792 people
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  • Warwick
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Warwick is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
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  • Cranston
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Cranston is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
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  • Taunton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Taunton is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
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  • Attleboro
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Attleboro is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
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  • Woonsocket
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Woonsocket is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
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  • Coventry
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Coventry is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,931 people
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  • Franklin
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Franklin is located in Norfolk County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,711 people
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  • North Attleboro
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Attleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • North Attleboro is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,470 people
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  • Johnston
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Johnston is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,366 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Central Falls. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Central Falls.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Central Falls. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Central Falls.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Central Falls. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Central Falls.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Central Falls ...

Looking for more information about Central Falls? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Central Falls, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Central Falls.

Adding Central Falls to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Central Falls in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Central Falls was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Central Falls post office opened in 1867.

We also found Central Falls in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Central Falls.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Central Falls. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of the state's counties, including Providence, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Central Falls.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Central Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/




 

 

 

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