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Providence, Rhode Island
Welcome to Providence ...
When the people of Providence refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Providentian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Providence has a population of 179,323 people<3> (see below for details).
Providence was established in 1636.
The community of Providence is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Providence lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Providence lies within the (401) area code.
Websites for Providence ...
Official Website: www.providenceri.com/
Chamber of Commerce: www.provchamber.com/
Junior League: www.jlri.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Providence had an population of 179,323 people. This is an increase of 0.72% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.29% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Providence had a population of 178,042 people (or 28.41% of the total population of Providence County). This makes Providence the county's most populous community.
The population of Providence represents 16.92% of the population of Rhode Island (which has 1,052,567 people), making it the state's most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 178,042 people, the population of Providence increased 2.55% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 173,618 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Providence.
Communities Also Named Providence ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 76 communities that are also named Providence - they are located in Alabama (8), Arizona, Arkansas (2), California (2), Florida (3), Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky (7), Louisiana, Maryland (4), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (3), Missouri (2), North Carolina (6), Ohio (4), Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (4), Tennessee (7), Texas (5), Utah, Virginia (3), Washington and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Providence.
Communities near Providence ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near 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 Providence. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Providence.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of 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 Providence.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Providence. Our list includes 363 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Providence.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Providence ...
Looking for more information about 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 Providence, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Providence.
Adding Providence to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of 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 Providence was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Providence
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Providence on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Providence: www.providenceri.com/
The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2022