Demographics

East Providence is a stable, safe community with a bright future. Significant new investment in our City, including the construction of more than 1,000 new multi-family waterfront residential units, major high-tech manufacturing development and the major expansion of health care facilities on our City.

Population: 47,408 (2015 Est.)

Median age: 41.2 

Average Household Size: 2.2

Number of Households: 20,9822

Number of family households with children under age 18: 4,919

Population 25+ with high school degree or higher: 80.9%

Population 25+ with a Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.8%

Population 25+ with an Associate’s degree: 6.6%

Median household income: $51,051 (2011-2015 American Community Survey 5 year estimates)

Owner-occupied housing units: 59% (11,909)

Renter-occupied housing units: 41% (8,292)

Number of companies: 3,699

Travel time to work for commuting workers: 35.9% travel less than 15 minutes

Median home value: $212,000 (2015)

Labor Force: 24,363, November, 2016 Source: RI DLT

Unemployment Rate: 4.9%, November 2016

Major Employers:  Hasbro, Bank of America, Citizens Bank, Santander Bank, Aspen Aerogels, Igus Bearings, Nordson EFD, Interplex Engineered Products, Coastal Medical, University Medicine and Bradley Hospital are representative of the City’s largest employers.  

(All statistics are from 2010 US Census unless noted)