Cranston (Rhode Island)

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Coordinates 41°46′N 71°27′W
Country United States
State Rhode Island
County Providence
Incorporated (town) 1754
Incorporated (city) 1910
Elevation 62 ft (19 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP Codes 02823, 02831, 02905, 02907, 02909, 02910, 02920, 02921
Area code(s) 401
FIPS code 44-19180
GNIS feature ID 1218689
Government (Type) Mayor-council
Government (Mayor) Kenneth J. Hopkins (R)
Government (City Council) Nicole Renzulli (R) Jessica M. Marino (D) Robert J. Ferri (D) Lammis J. Vargas (D) Aniece Germain (D) John P. Donegan (D) Richard D. Campopiano (R) Christopher G. Paplauskas (R) Matthew R. Reilly (R)
Government (Total) 30.02 sq mi (77.75 km2)
Government (Land) 28.34 sq mi (73.41 km2)
Government (Water) 1.67 sq mi (4.33 km2)
Area (Total) 30.02 sq mi (77.75 km2)
Area (Land) 28.34 sq mi (73.41 km2)
Area (Water) 1.67 sq mi (4.33 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 82,934
Population (2020) (Density) 2,926/sq mi (1,129.7/km2)

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Cranston, once known as Pawtuxet, is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The official population of the city in the 2020 United States Census was 82,934, making it the second largest in the state. The center of population of Rhode Island is located in Cranston. Cranston is a part of the Providence metropolitan area. Cranston was named one of the "100 Best Places to Live" in the United States by Money magazine in 2006. It is among the top 25 safest cities in the country, according to CQ Press's research.[citation needed] Cranston ranked 36th on the list of “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live” in a 2014 survey done by 24/7 Wall St.

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