City Statistics

Date of Incorporation: March 10, 1910
Population:

81,202 (2017 Census population estimate)
Second largest city in Rhode Island

Total Area: 28 square miles
Government:

Mayor:

  • 4 year term

City Council:

  • 2 year term
  • 9 partisan members (6 ward council and 3 city-wide council)

School committee:

  • 2 year term
  • 7 non-partisan members (6 ward committee and 1 city-wide committee) 
Tax Rate:

Real Estate (Residential):

  • $22.45 per $1,000 in assessed value

Real Estate (Commercial/Industrial):

  • $33.68 per $1,000 in assessed value

Inventory:

  • $0 per $1,000 in assessed value

Tangible Property:

  • $33.68 per $1,000 in assessed value

Motor Vehicle:

  • $42.44 per $1,000 in assessed value
Households:  32,189 (2013 American Community Survey)
Median Selling Price of Existing Homes: $180,600 (2014)
Median Household Income: $60,283 (2013 American Community Survey)
Businesses: 2,751(2014)
Number of Manufacturers: 236 (2014)
Industrial Parks: 3
Churches: 33 of Varied Denominations
Recreational Facilities: 2 Municipal ice rinks
1 Municipal outdoor swimming pool
1 Bike path
2 State parks
2 Stadiums
2 Yacht clubs
2 Golf courses
2 Football fields
7 Walking tracks
13 Soccer fields
19 Basketball courts
24 Tennis courts
25 Baseball fields
33 Tot parks
Senior Facilities: 1 Senior services center
1 Alzheimer day care center
2 Assisted living facilities
3 Nursing homes
11 Senior housing complexes
Newspapers: 1 Daily (statewide) - Providence Journal Bulletin
1 Weekly - Cranston Herald
Television: 1 - WJAR 10
Cable: 1- Cox Communications of RI