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Welcome to East Providence ...

The coastal city of East Providence is located in Providence County<1>.

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).

We don't have a date for the establishment of East Providence.

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 lies 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 total 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.

  • Fall River [Bristol County]
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    • Fall River [Bristol County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of East Providence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,792 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall River have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall River
  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of East Providence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
  • Taunton [Bristol County]
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    • Taunton [Bristol County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of East Providence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taunton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taunton
  • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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    • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of East Providence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Woonsocket [Providence County]
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      • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of East Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
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    • Cumberland [Providence County]
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      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of East Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • Coventry [Kent County]
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      • Coventry [Kent County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of East Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,931 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry
    • Franklin [Norfolk County]
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      • Franklin [Norfolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of East Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,711 people
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    • North Attleboro [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Attleboro
      • North Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of East Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,470 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Attleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Attleboro
    • Johnston [Providence County]
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      • Johnston [Providence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of East Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnston

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for East Providence was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found East Providence on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Rhode Island (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for East Providence on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Rhode Island

About Providence County

About Rhode Island

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/

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 East Providence.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around East Providence - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as East Providence). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether East Providence or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- East Providence) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for East Providence. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from East ProvidenceOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Providence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8147, Longitude: -71.3699    
<6>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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