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Welcome to Providence County ...

Time Zone: Providence County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Providence is the Seat for Providence County. In addition, the community of Providence is also the capital of Rhode Island.

Providence County was founded in 1703.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Providence had a population of 637,052 people. This is an increase of 1.66% since the last Census (which gave a population of 626,667 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Providence represented 59.54% of the total population of Rhode Island.

Below are some of the communities located in Providence County:

  • Burrillville
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,810 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burrillville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Central Falls
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,468 people
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  • Cranston
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
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  • Cumberland
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • East Providence
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
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  • Foster
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,747 people
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  • Glocester
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,352 people
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  • Johnston
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,366 people
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    • Lincoln
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,941 people
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    • North Providence
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,507 people
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    • North Smithfield
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,576 people
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    • Pawtucket
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
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    • Providence
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
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    • Scituate
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,727 people
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    • Smithfield
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,842 people
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    • Woonsocket
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
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Websites of Interest ...

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

 

 

 

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