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Welcome to East Providence ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of East Providence, you might consider that their post office opened in 1870.
A typical abbreviation for East Providence: E. Providence
From the Census Estimates for 2019, East Providence has a population of 47,479 people<2> (see below for details).
East Providence is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: East Providence lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
East Providence is within the (401) area code.
The ZIP code for East Providence: 02914<4>
Websites for East Providence ...
Official Website: www.eastprovidenceri.net/
Junior League: www.jlri.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, East Providence had an population of 47,479 people. This is an increase of 0.94% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.48% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, East Providence had a population of 47,037 people (which is 7.51% of the total population of Providence County). This makes East Providence the county's 4th most populous community.
The population of East Providence represents 4.47% of the population of Rhode Island (which has 1,052,567 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 47,037 people, the population of East Providence decreased 3.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 48,688 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for East Providence.
Communities near East Providence ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near East Providence.
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 East Providence. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for East Providence.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of East Providence. 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 East Providence.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around East Providence. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for East Providence.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for East Providence ...
Looking for more information about East Providence? 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 East Providence, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for East Providence.
Adding East Providence to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of East Providence 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 East Providence was in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).
We also found East Providence in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for East Providence.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for East Providence: www.eastprovidenceri.net/
The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 24 Feb 2024