East Providence is a city located in Providence County Rhode Island. With a 2020 population of 47,159, it is the 5th largest city in Rhode Island and the 943rd largest city in the United States. East Providence is currently growing at a rate of 0.02% annually but its population has decreased by -0.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 47,442 in 2020. Spanning over 17 miles, East Providence has a population density of 3,548 people per square mile.
The average household income in East Providence is $73,786 with a poverty rate of 9.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $988 per month, and the median house value is $233,100. The median age in East Providence is 41.3 years, 38.6 years for males, and 45.3 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of East Providencewas:
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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 70.62%.
76.99% of East Providence residents speak only English, while 23.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 16.02% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in East Providence is Multiple, with 15.94% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in East Providence is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.26%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in East Providence
84.59% of East Providence residents were born in the United States, with 58.26% having been born in Rhode Island. 5.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.