Latest Data (2016)
Population 179,219
Nationwide Rank 137

Quick Facts

Providence, Rhode Island is the 137th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Providence, Rhode Island is a city.

Providence, Rhode Island is currently 29.3% smaller than it was in 1940, the year of its peak recorded population.

Providence, Rhode Island's growth is below average. 80% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Providence, Rhode Island Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
127 Grand Prairie, Texas 190,682 48.8%
128 Overland Park, Kansas 188,966 24.5%
129 Knoxville, Tennessee 186,239 5.6%
130 Port St. Lucie, Florida 185,132 107.6%
131 Worcester, Massachusetts 184,508 6.9%
132 Brownsville, Texas 183,823 28.2%
133 Tempe, Arizona 182,498 14.8%
134 Santa Clarita, California 181,972 16.9%
135 Newport News, Virginia 181,825 0.8%
136 Cape Coral, Florida 179,804 73.9%
137 Providence, Rhode Island 179,219 3.0%
138 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 178,752 4.4%
139 Chattanooga, Tennessee 177,571 13.2%
140 Rancho Cucamonga, California 176,534 36.7%
141 Oceanside, California 175,464 8.3%
142 Santa Rosa, California 175,155 17.3%
143 Garden Grove, California 174,858 5.7%
144 Vancouver, Washington 174,826 19.2%
145 Sioux Falls, South Dakota 174,360 38.8%
146 Ontario, California 173,212 9.1%
147 McKinney, Texas 172,298 207.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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