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Overview

Introduction to East Providence, Rhode Island

East Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence county, is 2 miles E of Providence, Rhode Island (center to center) and 40 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.The city is located in the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area.

East Providence History

The present day city of East Providence was originally inhabited by the Native Americans. In the early 1660s, the city was part of a large settlement known as Rehoboth. In fact, the center of Rehoboth, which was also known as Old Rehoboth, presently lies within the borders of East Providence. The western half of Old Rehoboth was incorporated in 1812 as a separate township. It was named Seekonk, Massachusetts. Later in 1862, part of the township was ceded to Rhode Island and reincorporated as the city of East Providence.

East Providence and nearby Attractions

  • Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum
  • John Brown House Museum
  • Crescent Park Carousel
  • Providence Children's Museum
  • Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Haines Memorial State Park

Things To Do In East Providence

While staying in East Providence, you can visit the Crescent Amusement Park, Rumford Historic District, Squantum Woods State Park, Roger Williams Square, Grassy Plains Park, and Sabin Point Park. The city also offers easy access to Lincoln Woods State Park and the Museum of Natural History. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Narragansett Park Plaza Shopping Center, Lakeside Shopping Center, and Wampanoag Mall Shopping Center. Golfers can also spend their free hours at the Silver Spring Golf Course and Hunt Club Golf Course.

East Providence Transportation

Theodore Francis Green State Airport is nearby.

East Providence Higher Education

Brown University and Johnson & Wales University are close to the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population47,260
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens18.4%
Employed Population 16+22,285
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married44%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.9%
Median Earnings25+$39,961
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,936
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,508

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,717
% Above Poverty Level89.2%
% Below Poverty Level10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone31.7%
Median Gross Rent$910
Median House Value$206,700

Ancestry

Portuguese31.8%
Irish18.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.7%
Italian12.8%
English9.7%
French Except Basque8.3%
African6.4%
Cape Verdean5.7%
German3.8%
Polish2.6%
Canadian2.2%
Swedish1.6%
Scottish1.4%
Arab1.3%
Russian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
US/American0.7%
Greek0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Welsh0.4%
Haitian0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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East Providence Almanac

CategoryValue
County Providence County
Standard Zip Codes2914
Phone Area Codes401
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.81
Approximate Longitude-71.37

East Providence Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPROVIDENCE GREEN AP
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance18.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches
StationROCHESTER
Distance23.5 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Central Falls19,366$31,311
Cranston80,882$79,214
Johnston29,126$87,326
North Providence32,333$76,104
Pawtucket71,389$50,150
Providence178,851$43,585

East Providence Public Libraries

East Providence Public Library
41 GROVE AVENUE
East Providence, Rhode Island
(401) 434-2453

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East Providence Hospitals

Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital
(Non-profit)
1011 Veterans Memorial Pkwy

East Providence Public Schools

Agnes B. Hennessey School
75 Fort Street
ZIP: 2914
(401) 435-7831
Primary
Total Enrollment 278
East Providence Career Tech
1998 Pawtucket Avenue
ZIP: 2914
(401) 435-7815
East Providence High
2000 Pawtucket Avenue
ZIP: 2914
(401) 435-7806
High
Total Enrollment 1481
Edward Martin Middle
111 Brown Street
ZIP: 2914
(401) 435-7819
Middle
Total Enrollment 640
Emma G. Whiteknact School
261 Grosvenor Avenue
ZIP: 2914
(401) 435-7828
Primary
Total Enrollment 283
Kent Heights School
2680 Pawtucket Avenue
ZIP: 2914
(401) 435-7824
Primary
Total Enrollment 275
Orlo Avenue School
25 Orlo Avenue
ZIP: 2914
(401) 433-7836
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Silver Spring School
120 Silver Spring Avenue
ZIP: 2914
(401) 435-7836
Primary
Total Enrollment 263

East Providence Private Schools

Providence Country Day School
660 Waterman Ave
ZIP: 2914
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 240
Sacred Heart School
56 Purchase St
ZIP: 2914
Elementary
Total Enrollment 163
The Gordon School
45 Maxfield Ave
ZIP: 2914
Elementary
Total Enrollment 370
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