Latest Data (2015)
Population 179,207
Nationwide Rank 135

Quick Facts

Providence, Rhode Island is the 135th largest city in the United States as of 2015.

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 extremely below average. 81% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Providence, Rhode Island Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities

Rank Name Growth
2000-2015
129 Knoxville, Tennessee 5.1%
130 Worcester, Massachusetts 7.1%
131 Brownsville, Texas 28.2%
132 Newport News, Virginia 1.1%
133 Santa Clarita, California 17.1%
134 Port St. Lucie, Florida 101.1%
135 Providence, Rhode Island 3.0%
136 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 4.3%
137 Chattanooga, Tennessee 12.6%
138 Tempe, Arizona 10.6%
139 Oceanside, California 8.4%
140 Garden Grove, California 6.0%
141 Rancho Cucamonga, California 35.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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