Population of Cities in Rhode Island (2019)

The smallest state by area in the U.S. surprisingly does not have the smallest population, though it comes come. It is ranked 43 among the other cities in terms of population. Providence, the capital city, is the most populous and the only city with a population exceeding 100,000. The 2017 estimate was 179,207 inhabitants. The state has seven cities with populations of at least 10,000: Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, East Providence, Woonsocket, Newport and Central Falls. With Providence, these are the only eight cities in the state, while there are 31 towns. These are spread across five different countries.

There are no population requirements for cities and towns. A special act of the legislature is how an incorporated area can become a city or town. There are no county levels of government, so cities and towns take on their own services normally provided by a county. There are four different types of governments that may be selected by cities or towns: council-manager, mayor-council, administrator-council, and town council-town meeting.

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Over 1 Million
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100,000 to 1 Million
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10,000 to 100,000

Rhode Island has 0 cities with more than a million people, 1 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 7 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Rhode Island is Providence, with a population of 179,870 people.

Providence

The largest city in Rhode Island is also its state capital.

179,870

Warwick

Rhode Island's main airport is located in Warwick.

81,288

Cranston

Cranston became a city in 1910 and it has been named by multiple sources as one of the best places to live in the country.

81,094

Pawtucket

Pawtucket is located along the borders of Providence and Massachusetts.

71,370

East Providence

There are three villages located within East Providence.

47,382

Woonsocket

The corporate headquarters of CVS is located in Woonsocket.

41,424

Newport

This New England resort city is known for its beautiful mansions.

24,557

Central Falls

Central Falls is one of the most densely populated incorporated cities in the nation.

19,590

Name 2019 Population Location
Providence179,870Map
Warwick81,288Map
Cranston81,094Map
Pawtucket71,370Map
East Providence47,382Map
Woonsocket41,424Map
Newport24,557Map
Central Falls19,590Map