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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 2009, <1> Providence had a population of 627,690 people. This is an increase of 0.98% since the last Census (which gave a population of 621,602 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Providence represented 59.3% of the total population of Rhode Island, making it the state's most populous county (out of 5 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010626,667+0.81%-0.16% since 2009
2008627,437+0.94%-0.13% since 2007
2000621,602The Last Census

More information can be found on the Providence County Census Page for Providence County.


Below are some of the communities located in Providence County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Providence County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Providence   171,909173,6180.98% decrease  
Cranston   80,12679,2691.08% increase  
Pawtucket   71,95372,9581.38% decrease  
East Providence   48,57048,6880.24% decrease  
Woonsocket   43,37243,2240.34% increase  

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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 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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