Cranston, Rhode Island Population 2020

80,966

Cranston is a city located in Rhode Island. With a 2020 population of 80,966, it is the 2nd largest city in Rhode Island (after Providence) and the 437th largest city in the United States. Cranston is currently declining at a rate of -0.19% annually but its population has increased by 0.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 80,387 in 2010. Cranston reached it's highest population of 81,274 in 2018. Spanning over 30 miles, Cranston has a population density of 2,857 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cranston is $81,953 with a poverty rate of 8.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,021 per month, and the median house value is $228,300. The median age in Cranston is 40.2 years, 38.8 years for males, and 41.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.9 males.

Cranston Demographics

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

  • White: 79.78%
  • Asian: 6.44%
  • Black or African American: 6.00%
  • Other race: 3.69%
  • Two or more races: 3.58%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Cranston, Rhode Island is 80,966, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 81,274.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 80,387.

Cranston, Rhode Island Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White64,77979.78%
Asian5,2276.44%
Black or African American4,8756.00%
Some Other Race2,9953.69%
Two or More Races2,9103.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native3610.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander490.06%

Cranston Population Pyramid 2020

Cranston Median Age

40.2


Total

38.8


Male

41.8


Female

Cranston Adults

There are 65,297 adults, (13,807 of whom are seniors) in Cranston.

Cranston Age Dependency

57.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Cranston Sex Ratio

Female

41,026

50.53%

Male

40,170

49.47%

Cranston Households and Families

Cranston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cranston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.2%15.8%
Male71.2%28.8%
All67.1%32.9%
Non Family51.1%48.9%
Female51%49%

67.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,7542.5167.1
Married14,0113.2684.2
Non Family11,2131.251.1
Female4,0663.2751
Male1,4643.3871.2

3.19

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cranston Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9054.97%
9th to 12th Grade3,6206.20%
High School Graduate17,88530.63%
Some College10,60218.16%
Associates Degree5,3129.10%
Bachelors Degree10,85818.59%
Graduate Degree7,21212.35%

Cranston Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White43,87739,84314,983
Hispanic6,9465,727871
Asian3,3062,7061,141
Black3,0872,580775
Other Race1,9891,472277
Multiple Races1,209997272
Native American266194121
Islander494433

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 67.35%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,013$50,750$36,512
Less Than High School$23,002$26,411$20,948
High School Grad$36,535$44,297$25,068
Some College$37,467$43,370$33,495
Bachelors Degree$59,723$64,748$51,229
Graduate Degree$71,155$80,344$66,875

$44,013

Average Earnings

$50,750

Average Male

$36,512

Average Female

Cranston Language

Cranston Language by Age

Cranston Language

75.75% of Cranston residents speak only English, while 24.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.65% of the population.

Cranston Poverty

Cranston Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White55,0343,6476.63%
Hispanic11,1202,00117.99%
Multiple2,59359322.87%
Asian5,1484859.42%
Black4,17546111.04%
Other2,3091657.15%
Islander331339.39%

8.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.96%

Male Poverty Rate

9.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cranston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cranston is Islander, with 39.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cranston is White, with 6.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.68%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.80%
High School10.18%
Some College7.58%
Bachelors or Greater2.81%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.86%
Male Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed3.78%
Male Employed2.51%

Cranston Income

Cranston Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$66,283$81,953
Families$83,481$96,274
Married Families$96,361-
Non Families$37,279$53,460

Cranston Marital Status

Cranston Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Cranston Married by Age and Sex

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

Cranston Veterans

3,855

Number of Veterans

3,598

Male Veterans

257

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,271
Second Gulf War544
First Gulf War508
Korea399
World War II269
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,5346.59%
Black1945.25%
Hispanic1481.79%
2 or More875.80%
Other200.83%
Hawaiian1326.53%
Asian70.19%

$Cranston Veterans by Education

8.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cranston Employment Status

64.1%

Labor Force Participation

60.6%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Cranston 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

65.70%

Born in Rhode Island

84.95%

Native Born

15.05%

Foreign Born

5.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

84.95% of Cranston residents were born in the United States, with 65.70% having been born in Rhode Island. 5.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202080,966-154-0.19%
201981,120-154-0.19%
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%