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Welcome to Cranston ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Cranston, you might consider that their post office opened in 1893.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Cranston has a population of 81,258 people<2> (see below for details).
Cranston is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Cranston lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Cranston lies within the (401) area code.
Websites for Cranston ...
Official Website: www.cranstonri.com/
Junior League: www.jlri.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cranston had an population of 81,258 people. This is an increase of 1.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.51% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Cranston had a population of 80,387 people (which is 12.83% of the total population of Providence County). This makes Cranston the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Cranston represents 7.64% of the population of Rhode Island (which has 1,052,567 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 80,387 people, the population of Cranston increased 1.41% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 79,269 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Cranston.
Communities Also Named Cranston ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Cranston - they are located in Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Ontario and Pennsylvania.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cranston.
Communities near Cranston ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cranston.
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 Cranston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cranston.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cranston. 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 Cranston.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cranston. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cranston.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cranston ...
Looking for more information about Cranston? 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 Cranston, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Cranston.
Adding Cranston to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Cranston 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 Cranston was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>
We also found Cranston in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Cranston.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Cranston: www.cranstonri.com/
The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 24 Sep 2023