Cranston, Rhode Island Population 2022

83,444
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Cranston is a city located in Providence County Rhode Island. With a 2020 population of 83,444, it is the 2nd largest city in Rhode Island and the 452nd largest city in the United States. Cranston is currently growing at a rate of 0.31% annually and its population has increased by 0.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 82,934 in 2020. Spanning over 30 miles, Cranston has a population density of 2,944 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cranston is $85,968 with a poverty rate of 7.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,107 per month, and the median house value is $257,400. The median age in Cranston is 40 years, 38.6 years for males, and 41.5 years for females.

Cranston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cranstonwas:

  • White: 76.42%
  • Asian: 7.38%
  • Black or African American: 6.50%
  • Other race: 4.91%
  • Two or more races: 4.09%
  • Native American: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Cranston, Rhode Island is 83,444 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 82,934.

Cranston, Rhode Island Population 2022

Population by Race

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Cranston Population by Race

Cranston Population Pyramid 2022

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Cranston Median Age

39.8


Total

38.7


Male

41


Female

Cranston Adults

There are 64,534 adults, (13,332 of whom are seniors) in Cranston.

Cranston Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Cranston Sex Ratio

Female

40,484

49.83%

Male

40,768

50.17%

Cranston Population by Age

Cranston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cranston Household Types

67.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cranston Households and Families

3.18

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Cranston Households by Type

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Cranston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cranston Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 93.10%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.48%.

Cranston Educational Attainment by Race

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$49,341

Average Earnings

$56,063

Average Male

$40,216

Average Female

Cranston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cranston Language by Age

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Cranston Language

75.57% of Cranston residents speak only English, while 24.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.92% of the population.

Cranston Language

Cranston Poverty by Race

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7.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.48%

Male Poverty Rate

8.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cranston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cranston is Islander, with 21.21% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.09%.

Cranston Poverty

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Cranston Poverty Rate by Education

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Cranston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cranston Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Cranston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

45.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Cranston Married by Age and Sex

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Cranston 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 Marital Status by Race

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Cranston Marital Status

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3,229

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Cranston Veterans by War

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Cranston Veterans by Age

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Cranston Veterans by Race

Cranston Veterans by Education

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5.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cranston Veterans by Education

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64.8%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Cranston Employment by Age

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Cranston Employment by Race

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Cranston Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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66.43%

Born in Cranston

85.04%

Native Born

14.96%

Foreign Born

5.47%

Non Citizen

9.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.04% of Cranston residents were born in the United States, with 66.43% having been born in Rhode Island. 5.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cranston Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Cranston Population by Year