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Welcome to East Providence ...

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



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.

  • Fall River
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall River
    • Fall River is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,792 people
  • Warwick
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
    • Warwick is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
  • Taunton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taunton
    • Taunton is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
  • Attleboro
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attleboro
    • Attleboro is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
  • Woonsocket
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woonsocket
    • Woonsocket is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
  • Cumberland
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
    • Cumberland is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
  • Coventry
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry
    • Coventry is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,931 people
  • Franklin
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin is located in Norfolk County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,711 people
  • North Attleboro
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Attleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Attleboro
    • North Attleboro is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,470 people
  • Johnston
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnston
    • Johnston is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,366 people

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.

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>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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