East Providence, Rhode Island Population 2019

East Providence, Rhode Island's estimated population is 47,476 according to the most recent United States census estimates. East Providence, Rhode Island is the 5th largest city in Rhode Island based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 3578.65 people/mi² (1381.72 people/km²).

The overall median age is 42.7 years, 38.1 years for males, and 46.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.1 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 21,167 households in the city, with an average size of 2.34 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.2%, with a median rent of $928/month. The median house has 5.2 rooms, and has a value of $208,000.

The median income for households in East Providence, Rhode Island is $54,707, while the mean household income is $69,082.

East Providence Ri Demographics

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

  • White: 81.96%
  • Black or African American: 6.70%
  • Two or more races: 5.03%
  • Asian: 3.30%
  • Other race: 2.78%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
LatLng(41.8137, -71.3701)
Rank in State5th
StateRhode Island
CountyProvidence County
Time ZoneEastern Time Zone
Land Area (km²)34.36 (13.27 mi²)
Water Area (km²)8.50 (3.28 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID4422960
Density (km²)1,381.72
Density (mi²)3,578.65
Area Code(s)401
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201847,476650.14%
201747,411-81-0.17%
201647,492360.08%
201547,456470.10%
201447,409230.05%
201347,386350.07%
201247,3511320.28%
201147,219770.16%
201047,142-1,546-0.32%
200048,688-1,692-0.34%
199050,380-600-0.12%
198050,9802,7730.56%
197048,2076,2521.40%
196041,9556,0551.57%
195035,9003,7351.10%
194032,1652,1700.70%
193029,9958,2023.25%
192021,7935,9853.26%
191015,8083,6702.68%
190012,1383,7163.72%
18908,4223,3665.24%
18805,0560.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White38,871
Black or African American3,176
Two or More Races2,387
Asian1,563
Some Other Race1,319
American Indian and Alaska Native65
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander44

East Providence Ri Population Pyramid 2019

East Providence Ri Median Age

42.7


Total

38.1


Male

46.5


Female

East Providence Ri Adults

There are 38,992 adults, (8,879 of whom are seniors) in East Providence Ri.

East Providence Ri Age Dependency

57.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28

Child Dependency Ratio

East Providence Ri Sex Ratio

Female

25,079

52.88%

Male

22,346

47.12%

East Providence Ri Households and Families

East Providence Ri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

East Providence Ri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.4%19.6%
Male79.5%20.5%
All58.9%41.1%
Female41.9%58.1%
Non Family41.5%58.5%

58.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,9132.3458.9
Married8,1343.0280.4
Non Family7,5281.1941.5
Female3,5003.0341.9
Male7513.2879.5

2.97

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

3.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

East Providence Ri Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5957.40%
9th to 12th Grade3,4189.75%
High School Graduate10,30429.39%
Some College6,69219.09%
Associates Degree2,6917.68%
Bachelors Degree6,09717.39%
Graduate Degree3,2589.29%

East Providence Ri Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,36224,2037,943
Black2,1421,907427
Hispanic1,3921,094167
Asian931895632
Multiple Races902747123
Other Race864643119
Islander4444
Native American282013

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 67.88%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,358$46,980$36,320
Less Than High School$29,477$32,705$19,688
High School Grad$34,072$41,789$26,941
Some College$37,135$44,785$33,573
Bachelors Degree$55,070$62,933$51,229
Graduate Degree$68,514$79,709$60,478

$41,358

Average Earnings

$46,980

Average Male

$36,320

Average Female

East Providence Ri Language

East Providence Ri Language by Age

East Providence Ri Language

77.46% of East Providence Ri residents speak only English, while 22.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 16.64% of the population.

East Providence Ri Poverty

East Providence Ri Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White36,8323,1798.63%
Hispanic2,46060224.47%
Black3,13443914.01%
Multiple2,37641417.42%
Other1,26439831.49%
Asian1,56322014.08%
Native651523.08%

10.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.23%

Male Poverty Rate

11.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Providence Ri

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Providence Ri is Other, with 31.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Providence Ri is White, with 8.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.86%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.65%
High School11.01%
Some College8.61%
Bachelors or Greater4.72%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.42%
Male Unemployed30.86%
Female Employed5.40%
Male Employed2.13%

East Providence Ri Income

East Providence Ri Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,707$69,082
Families$70,178$81,136
Married Families$85,739-
Non Families$28,973$46,868

East Providence Ri Marital Status

East Providence Ri Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

Female Marriage Rate

East Providence Ri Married by Age and Sex

East Providence 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 45-54.

East Providence Ri Marital Status by Race

East Providence Ri Veterans

2,335

Number of Veterans

2,167

Male Veterans

168

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam687
Korea473
First Gulf War287
Second Gulf War221
World War II163

East Providence Ri Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0356.19%
Black1827.50%
Other514.99%
Hispanic482.93%
Hawaiian44100.00%
2 or More231.65%

East Providence Ri Veterans by Education

7.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Providence Ri Employment Status

65.1%

Labor Force Participation

60.4%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

East Providence 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

61.84%

Born in Rhode Island

83.75%

Native Born

16.25%

Foreign Born

6.09%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

83.75% of East Providence Ri residents were born in the United States, with 61.84% having been born in Rhode Island. 6.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.