Providence/Cranston Workforce Investment Area (WIA) includes the
capital city of Providence and the state’s
third largest city, Cranston. Together, these two cities had a
combined Census population of 258,429 in 2010.
This represented a +2.2 percent increase (+5,542) in estimated
total population between Census 2000 and Census
2010. In comparison, the state’s population as a whole
increased by 4,248 residents (+0.4%) during this period.
Approximately 24.6 percent of all Rhode Islanders lived in the
Providence/Cranston WIA in April 2010.
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