Latest Data (2017)
Population 180,393
Nationwide Rank 137

Quick Facts

Providence, Rhode Island is the 137th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Providence, Rhode Island is a city.

Providence, Rhode Island is currently 28.8% smaller than it was in 1940, the year of its peak recorded population.

Providence, Rhode Island's growth is extremely below average. 82% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Providence, Rhode Island Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
127 Overland Park, Kansas 191,278 26.0%
128 Tallahassee, Florida 191,049 24.8%
129 Mobile, Alabama 190,265 -4.2%
130 Port St. Lucie, Florida 189,344 112.3%
131 Knoxville, Tennessee 187,347 6.2%
132 Worcester, Massachusetts 185,677 7.6%
133 Tempe, Arizona 185,038 16.4%
134 Cape Coral, Florida 183,365 77.4%
135 Brownsville, Texas 183,299 27.8%
136 McKinney, Texas 181,330 223.8%
137 Providence, Rhode Island 180,393 3.7%
138 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 180,072 5.2%
139 Newport News, Virginia 179,388 -0.4%
140 Chattanooga, Tennessee 179,139 14.2%
141 Rancho Cucamonga, California 177,452 37.4%
142 Frisco, Texas 177,286 402.4%
143 Sioux Falls, South Dakota 176,888 40.8%
144 Oceanside, California 176,193 8.7%
145 Ontario, California 175,841 10.8%
146 Vancouver, Washington 175,673 19.8%
147 Santa Rosa, California 175,269 17.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 180,393 137
2016 179,219 137
2015 179,207 135
2014 179,154 134
2013 177,994 134
2012 178,432 134
2011 178,316 132
2010 178,042 130
2009 171,909 137
2008 171,973 134
2007 172,229 131
2006 172,579 130
2005 173,981 130
2004 175,521 125
2003 175,918 124
2002 175,616 123
2001 174,723 122
2000 173,861 122
1990 160,281 111
1980 156,804 100
1970 179,213 71
1960 207,498 56
1950 248,674 43
1940 253,504 37
1930 252,981 37
1920 237,595 27
1910 224,326 23
1900 175,597 20
1890 132,146 25
1880 104,857 20
1870 68,904 21
1860 50,666 16
1850 41,513 17
1840 23,171 14