Cranston, Rhode Island Population 2019

Cranston, Rhode Island's estimated population is 81,274 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Cranston, Rhode Island is the 2nd largest city in Rhode Island based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2863.74 people/mi² (1105.69 people/km²).

The overall median age is 40.6 years, 38.7 years for males, and 42.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.3 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.52 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Cranston, Rhode Island is $64,282, while the mean household income is $80,166.

Cranston Ri Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cranston Ri was:

  • White: 81.07%
  • Asian: 5.78%
  • Black or African American: 5.64%
  • Other race: 3.64%
  • Two or more races: 3.54%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%

How Many People Live in Cranston, Rhode Island?

81,274
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201881,2742400.30%
201781,034-154-0.19%
201681,188-60-0.07%
201581,248590.07%
201481,1892170.27%
201380,972-24-0.03%
201280,9961890.23%
201180,8071180.15%
201080,6891,4200.18%
200079,2693,2090.41%
199076,0604,0680.55%
198071,992-2,295-0.31%
197074,2877,6111.09%
196066,67611,6161.93%
195055,0607,9751.58%
194047,0854,1740.93%
193042,91113,5043.85%
192029,4078,3003.37%
191021,1077,7644.69%
190013,3435,2445.12%
18908,0992,1593.15%
18805,9401,1182.11%
18704,822-2,678-4.32%
18607,5003,1895.69%
18504,3110.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White65,646
Asian4,678
Black or African American4,564
Some Other Race2,944
Two or More Races2,868
American Indian and Alaska Native258
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander21

Cranston Ri Population Pyramid 2019

Cranston Ri Median Age

40.6


Total

38.7


Male

42.3


Female

Cranston Ri Adults

There are 64,872 adults, (13,467 of whom are seniors) in Cranston Ri.

Cranston Ri Age Dependency

57.5

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cranston Ri Sex Ratio

Female

41,050

50.69%

Male

39,929

49.31%

Cranston Ri Households and Families

Cranston Ri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cranston Ri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83%17%
All66.1%33.9%
Male60.6%39.4%
Female53.3%46.7%
Non Family49.9%50.1%

66.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,5152.5266.1
Married14,0143.2583
Non Family10,7771.1749.9
Female4,0303.2953.3
Male1,6943.2260.6

3.18

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cranston Ri Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9115.05%
9th to 12th Grade3,6136.27%
High School Graduate17,35730.11%
Some College10,41318.07%
Associates Degree5,2669.14%
Bachelors Degree11,18719.41%
Graduate Degree6,89011.95%

Cranston Ri Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White44,11739,98115,221
Hispanic6,3835,182751
Asian3,0272,4141,118
Black3,0062,577576
Other Race1,8401,315245
Multiple Races1,2531,038378
Native American19413162
Islander211713

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.62%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 61.90%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,488$48,699$36,992
Less Than High School$19,417$20,061$14,926
High School Grad$33,783$41,568$25,487
Some College$38,111$45,627$33,740
Bachelors Degree$60,224$62,917$52,043
Graduate Degree$70,773$82,693$65,717

$43,488

Average Earnings

$48,699

Average Male

$36,992

Average Female

Cranston Ri Language

Cranston Ri Language by Age

Cranston Ri Language

75.81% of Cranston Ri residents speak only English, while 24.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.72% of the population.

Cranston Ri Poverty

Cranston Ri Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White56,1644,3807.80%
Hispanic10,4511,79817.20%
Multiple2,50369627.81%
Black3,93756314.30%
Asian4,6074108.90%
Other2,2581476.51%
Islander1313100.00%

9.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.86%

Male Poverty Rate

10.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cranston Ri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cranston Ri is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cranston Ri is Other, with 6.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.76%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.30%
High School11.93%
Some College8.44%
Bachelors or Greater2.93%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.18%
Male Unemployed35.00%
Female Employed3.81%
Male Employed3.02%

Cranston Ri Income

Cranston Ri Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$64,282$80,166
Families$82,271$94,152
Married Families$93,286-
Non Families$35,875$51,303

Cranston Ri Marital Status

Cranston Ri Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Cranston Ri Married by Age and Sex

Cranston Ri Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Cranston Ri Marital Status by Race

Cranston Ri Veterans

4,283

Number of Veterans

4,065

Male Veterans

218

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,443
Second Gulf War650
Korea511
First Gulf War463
World War II319
Age Group Veterans
75+1,354
65 to 741,052
35 to 54720
55 to 64689
18 to 34468

Cranston Ri Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,9487.34%
Black2025.68%
Hispanic1261.62%
2 or More1026.79%
Hawaiian1361.90%
Asian100.29%
Other80.35%

Cranston Ri Veterans by Education

6.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cranston Ri Employment Status

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.7%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Cranston Ri Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

65.35%

Born in Rhode Island

85.18%

Native Born

14.82%

Foreign Born

5.51%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.18% of Cranston Ri residents were born in the United States, with 65.35% having been born in Rhode Island. 5.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.