East Providence, Rhode Island Population 2021

47,760
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East Providence is a city located in Providence County Rhode Island. With a 2020 population of 47,760, it is the 5th largest city in Rhode Island (after Providence, , , and ) and the 826th largest city in the United States . East Providence is currently growing at a rate of 0.15% annually and its population has increased by 1.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 47,037 in 2010. East Providence reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 17 miles, East Providence has a population density of 3,594 people per square mile.

The average household income in East Providence is $73,786 with a poverty rate of 10.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $974 per month, and the median house value is $221,700. The median age in East Providence is 41.3 years, 38.6 years for males, and 45.3 years for females.

East Providence Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of East Providencewas:

  • White: 82.56%
  • Black or African American: 6.43%
  • Two or more races: 5.22%
  • Asian: 2.90%
  • Other race: 2.70%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of East Providence, Rhode Island is 47,760 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 47,618.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 47,037.

East Providence, Rhode Island Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White39,20282.56%
Black or African American3,0546.43%
Two or More Races2,4795.22%
Asian1,3762.90%
Some Other Race1,2842.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native570.12%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander310.07%
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East Providence Population by Race

East Providence Population Pyramid $2021

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East Providence Median Age

41.3


Total

38.6


Male

45.3


Female

East Providence Adults

There are 38,862 adults, (9,373 of whom are seniors) in East Providence.

East Providence Age Dependency

61

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Child Dependency Ratio

East Providence Sex Ratio

Female

24,684

51.98%

Male

22,799

48.02%

East Providence Population by Age

East Providence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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East Providence Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family42.1%57.9%
Female47%53%
All61%39%
Male72.5%27.5%
Married84.5%15.5%

61.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

East Providence Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,9022.3561
Non Family8,2951.242.1
Married7,9983.1584.5
Female2,8353.1247
Male7743.4872.5

3.07

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

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East Providence Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,2486.37%
9th to 12th Grade2,7677.84%
High School Graduate10,27429.13%
Some College7,01419.88%
Associates Degree2,8998.22%
Bachelors Degree6,44118.26%
Graduate Degree3,63110.29%
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East Providence Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

East Providence Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White29,45025,0558,356
Black1,9261,832509
Hispanic1,5401,281408
2+ Races1,1841,095359
Other Race873661122
Asian842795549
Native American353516
Islander3131

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.20%.

East Providence Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,978$52,796$38,920
Less Than 9th Grade$29,360$37,528$19,010
High School Graduate$40,155$45,356$31,401
Some College$41,719$51,714$36,849
Bachelors Degree$55,285$65,779$50,894
Graduate Degree$73,806$84,967$67,541

$44,978

Average Earnings

$52,796

Average Male

$38,920

Average Female

East Providence Earnings by Educational Attainment

East Providence Language by Age

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East Providence Language

76.92% of East Providence residents speak only English, while 23.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 16.79% of the population.

East Providence Language

East Providence Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White36,7553,0508.30%
Black3,03556118.48%
Hispanic2,90150817.51%
Multiple2,41035814.85%
Asian1,37628120.42%
Other1,25715712.49%
Native491122.45%

10.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.77%

Male Poverty Rate

11.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Providence

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Providence is Native, with 22.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Providence is White, with 8.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.04%.

East Providence Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.56%
High School10.29%
Some College8.63%
Bachelors or Greater5.67%

East Providence Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed31.81%
Female Unemployed21.82%
Female Employed4.81%
Male Employed2.03%

East Providence Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

East Providence Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,142$73,786
Families$78,400$91,574
Married Families$95,619-
Non Families$28,456$46,628
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Income by Household Type

East Providence Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.4%

Female Marriage Rate

East Providence Married by Age and Sex

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East Providence Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

East Providence Marital Status by Race

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East Providence Marital Status

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2,512

Number of Veterans

2,360

Male Veterans

152

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam921
Second Gulf War382
Korea350
First Gulf War303
World War II161

East Providence Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+832
65 to 74722
35 to 54440
55 to 64405
18 to 34113

East Providence Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1526.51%
Black25311.84%
2+ Races432.97%
Hispanic422.12%
Islander31100.00%
Other Race232.26%
Asian100.89%

East Providence Veterans by Race

East Providence Veterans by Education

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8.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Providence Veterans by Education

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64.7%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

East Providence Employment by Age

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East Providence Employment by Race

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East Providence 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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59.98%

Born in East Providence

84.87%

Native Born

15.13%

Foreign Born

5.51%

Non Citizen

9.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.87% of East Providence residents were born in the United States, with 59.98% 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 Europe.

East Providence Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202147,760710.15%
202047,689710.15%
201947,618710.15%
201847,5471900.40%
201747,357-108-0.23%
201647,465220.05%
201547,443440.09%
201447,399170.04%
201347,382320.07%
201247,3501270.27%
201147,223820.17%
201047,141-1,547-0.32%
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%

East Providence Population by Year