Cranston, Rhode Island Population 2021

81,698
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Cranston is a city located in Providence County Rhode Island. With a 2020 population of 81,698, it is the 2nd largest city in Rhode Island (after Providence) and the 430th largest city in the United States . Cranston is currently growing at a rate of 0.15% annually and its population has increased by 1.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 80,387 in 2010. Cranston reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 30 miles, Cranston has a population density of 2,882 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cranston is $85,968 with a poverty rate of 8.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,070 per month, and the median house value is $243,500. 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: 78.78%
  • Black or African American: 6.34%
  • Asian: 6.23%
  • Two or more races: 4.11%
  • Other race: 3.94%
  • Native American: 0.50%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
The current population of Cranston, Rhode Island is 81,698 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 81,456.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 80,387.

Cranston, Rhode Island Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White64,01478.78%
Black or African American5,1526.34%
Asian5,0616.23%
Two or More Races3,3394.11%
Some Other Race3,2023.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native4070.50%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander790.10%
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Cranston Population by Race

Cranston Population Pyramid $2021

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Cranston Median Age

40


Total

38.6


Male

41.5


Female

Cranston Adults

There are 64,837 adults, (13,850 of whom are seniors) in Cranston.

Cranston Age Dependency

59.4

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Cranston Sex Ratio

Female

41,405

50.96%

Male

39,849

49.04%

Cranston Population by Age

Cranston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cranston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female48.1%51.9%
Non Family52.9%47.1%
All67.4%32.6%
Male75.4%24.6%
Married84.1%15.9%

67.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cranston Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,4812.5467.4
Married13,9613.2984.1
Non Family11,2471.252.9
Female4,0863.4148.1
Male1,1873.4675.4

3.25

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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Cranston Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5134.34%
9th to 12th Grade3,3345.76%
High School Graduate16,39628.33%
Some College10,77818.62%
Associates Degree5,6609.78%
Bachelors Degree11,13219.24%
Graduate Degree8,06013.93%
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Cranston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cranston Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White43,45339,94515,673
Hispanic6,9445,4751,016
Asian3,3162,8601,345
Black3,1422,790791
Other Race1,9681,444317
2+ Races1,2641,141391
Native American312240133
Islander797425

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 93.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 42.63%.

Cranston Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,607$53,490$39,135
Less Than 9th Grade$22,450$26,556$20,972
High School Graduate$38,754$48,330$26,960
Some College$40,199$49,061$33,849
Bachelors Degree$60,400$64,631$52,673
Graduate Degree$72,843$81,905$68,688

$47,607

Average Earnings

$53,490

Average Male

$39,135

Average Female

Cranston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cranston Language by Age

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Cranston Language

76.66% of Cranston residents speak only English, while 23.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.66% of the population.

Cranston Language

Cranston Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White54,5813,0285.55%
Hispanic11,7642,33819.87%
Black4,50770515.64%
Multiple3,06766421.65%
Other2,50638515.36%
Asian4,9773256.53%
Islander621219.35%

8.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.40%

Male Poverty Rate

9.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cranston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cranston is Multiple, with 21.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cranston is White, with 5.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.73%.

Cranston Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.46%
High School10.35%
Some College7.08%
Bachelors or Greater2.60%

Cranston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed44.78%
Male Unemployed24.35%
Female Employed3.76%
Male Employed2.36%

Cranston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cranston Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$72,017$85,968
Families$88,700$101,696
Married Families$102,228-
Non Families$40,532$55,400
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Income by Household Type

Cranston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

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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3,470

Number of Veterans

3,237

Male Veterans

233

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,111
Second Gulf War573
First Gulf War455
Korea320
World War II209

Cranston Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,107
65 to 74865
55 to 64609
35 to 54600
18 to 34289

Cranston Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,0835.83%
Black2266.05%
Hispanic1742.07%
2+ Races1136.78%
Other Race281.15%
Islander1215.19%
Asian80.22%

Cranston Veterans by Race

Cranston Veterans by Education

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7.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cranston Veterans by Education

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63.9%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

4.3%

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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65.89%

Born in Cranston

85.99%

Native Born

14.01%

Foreign Born

4.89%

Non Citizen

9.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.99% of Cranston residents were born in the United States, with 65.89% having been born in Rhode Island. 4.89% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202181,6981210.15%
202081,5771210.15%
201981,4561210.15%
201881,3353130.39%
201781,022-199-0.25%
201681,221-85-0.10%
201581,306580.07%
201481,2482150.27%
201381,033-33-0.04%
201281,0661850.23%
201180,8811240.15%
201080,7571,4880.19%
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%

Cranston Population by Year