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Welcome to North Providence ...

The Town of North Providence is located in Providence County<1>.

The location of North Providence has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for North Providence: N. Providence

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of North Providence has a population of 32,586 people<3> (see below for details).

North Providence is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: North Providence lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

North Providence is within the boundaries of the (401) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, North Providence had an population of 32,586 people. This is an increase of 1.58% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.54% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of North Providence had a population of 32,078 people (which is 5.12% of the total population of Providence County). This makes North Providence the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of North Providence represents 3.05% of the total population of Rhode Island (which has 1,052,567 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 32,078 people, the population of North Providence decreased 1.03% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 32,411 people).

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

Communities near North Providence ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near North Providence.

  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of North 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.<2> 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of North 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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    • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of North Providence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
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  • Woonsocket [Providence County]
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    • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of North Providence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cumberland [Providence County]
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      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of North 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Coventry [Kent County]
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      • Coventry [Kent County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of North 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Franklin [Norfolk County]
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      • Franklin [Norfolk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of North Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,711 people
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    • North Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • North Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of North 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • West Warwick [Kent County]
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      • West Warwick [Kent County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of North Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,967 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Warwick
    • Mansfield [Bristol County]
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      • Mansfield [Bristol County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of North Providence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,539 people
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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 North Providence. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for North Providence.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of North 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 North Providence.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around North Providence. See our Newspapers Page for North Providence.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for North Providence ...

Looking for more information about North 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 North Providence, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for North Providence.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for North Providence. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for North Providence.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around North Providence - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- North Providence) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for North 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 North ProvidenceOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Providence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8501, Longitude: -71.4662       In this case, the coordinates for North Providence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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