East Providence, Rhode Island Population 2024

46,335

East Providence is a city located in Providence County Rhode Island. East Providence has a 2024 population of 46,335. East Providence is currently declining at a rate of -0.38% annually and its population has decreased by -1.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 47,047 in 2020.

The average household income in East Providence is $93,229 with a poverty rate of 10.9%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in East Providence is 43 years, 41.1 years for males, and 47.1 years for females.

East Providence Demographics

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

  • White: 79.96%
  • Two or more races: 7.89%
  • Black or African American: 5.85%
  • Other race: 3.84%
  • Asian: 2.23%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
Land Area (mi²)
13.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,488.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.51% (-712)
The current population of East Providence, Rhode Island is 46,335 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 47,047.

East Providence, Rhode Island Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White37,59279.96%
Two or more races3,7087.89%
Black or African American2,7505.85%
Other race1,8063.84%
Asian1,0472.23%
Native American880.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander210.04%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

East Providence Population by Race

East Providence Population Pyramid 2024

East Providence Median Age

43

Total

41.1

Male

47.1

Female

East Providence Adults

There are 39,231 adults, (9,871 of whom are seniors) in East Providence.

East Providence Age Dependency

60.1

Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Child Dependency Ratio

East Providence Sex Ratio

Female23,64350.29%
Male23,36949.71%

East Providence Population by Age

East Providence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All20,4102.2760.439.6
Non Family9,0171.1844.855.2
Married8,3213.1779.720.3
Female2,1862.9945.254.8
Male8863.0875.524.5

3

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

60.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

East Providence Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,2456.23%
9th to 12th Grade2,6607.39%
High School Graduate10,54029.27%
Some College6,34017.61%
Associates Degree3,0338.42%
Bachelors Degree6,60718.35%
Graduate Degree4,58712.74%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

East Providence Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

East Providence Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White29,01625,1608,987
2+ Races2,4532,095730
Hispanic2,0931,748657
Black1,8571,679550
Other Race1,130804257
Asian775682496
Native American84239
Islander212121

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

East Providence Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$52,453$56,414$47,149
Less Than 9th Grade$40,139$42,376$33,949
High School Graduate$43,406$49,776$36,889
Some College$48,197$57,268$43,781
Bachelors Degree$68,399$72,285$64,215
Graduate Degree$78,352$75,096$80,268

$52,453

Average Earnings

$56,414

Average Male

$47,149

Average Female

East Providence Earnings by Educational Attainment

East Providence Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

East Providence Language

76.9% of East Providence residents speak only English, while 23.1% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 15.48% of the population.

East Providence Language

East Providence Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White35,6712,8848.08%
Hispanic3,83680220.91%
Black2,72878228.67%
Multiple3,66266418.13%
Other1,79841923.3%
Asian1,047827.83%
Native8333.61%

10.9%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.29%

Male Poverty Rate

10.5%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Providence

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Providence is Black, with 28.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Providence is Native, with 3.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.36%.

East Providence Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.47%
High School14.57%
Some College8.06%
Bachelors or Greater4.01%

East Providence Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed28.78%
Male Unemployed25.69%
Female Employed3.74%
Male Employed2.8%

East Providence Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

East Providence Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$71,736$93,229
Families$103,175$120,904
Married Families$118,187$-999,999,999
Non Families$37,321$55,200

mean

median

Income by Household Type

East Providence Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.0%

Male Marriage Rate

44.4%

Female Marriage Rate

East Providence Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

East Providence Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,639

Number of Veterans

2,403

Male Veterans

236

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam1,107
Second Gulf War481
First Gulf War341
Korea136
World War II102

East Providence Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74841
75+668
35 to 54531
55 to 64392
18 to 34207

East Providence Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2,3217.22%
Black21010.77%
2+ Races602.25%
Other Race312.05%
Native American910.71%
Hispanic90.35%
Asian80.98%

East Providence Veterans by Race

East Providence Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Providence Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.8%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

East Providence Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

East Providence Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

East Providence Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

57.87%

Born in East Providence

84.96%

Native Born

15.04%

Foreign Born

5.9%

Non Citizen

9.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.96% of East Providence residents were born in the United States, with 57.87% having been born in Rhode Island. 5.9% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202945,445-178-0.39%
202845,623-178-0.39%
202745,801-178-0.39%
202645,979-178-0.39%
202546,157-178-0.38%
202446,335-178-0.38%
202346,513-178-0.38%
202246,691-217-0.46%
202146,908-139-0.3%
202047,047-432-0.91%
201947,479-96-0.2%
201847,5751860.39%
201747,389-112-0.24%
201647,501240.05%
201547,477530.11%
201447,424220.05%
201347,402380.08%
201247,3641320.28%
201147,232880.19%
201047,144-1,544-3.17%
200048,688-1,692-3.36%
199050,380-600-1.18%
198050,9802,7735.75%
197048,2076,25214.9%
196041,9556,05516.87%
195035,9003,73511.61%
194032,1652,1707.23%
193029,9958,20237.64%
192021,7935,98537.86%
191015,8083,67030.24%
190012,1383,71644.12%
18908,4223,36666.57%
18805,05600%
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East Providence Population by Year