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Cranston, Rhode Island
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Cranston, Rhode Island (Rhode Island)
Cranston, Rhode Island
Location within the state of Rhode Island
Coordinates: 41°46′24″N 71°27′12″W / 41.77333, -71.45333
Country United States
State Rhode Island
County Providence
Government
 - Mayor Michael Napolitano
Area
 - Total 29.9 sq mi (77.5 km²)
 - Land 28.6 sq mi (74.0 km²)
 - Water 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km²)
Elevation 62 ft (19 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 79,269
 - Density 2,774.7/sq mi (1,071.3/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 401
FIPS code 44-19180[1]
GNIS feature ID 1218689[2]
Website: http://www.cranstonri.com

Cranston, once known as Pawtuxet, is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. With a population of 79,269 at the 2000 census, it is the third largest city in the state. The center of population of Rhode Island is located in Cranston [1]. Cranston is a part of the Providence metropolitan area. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... This article is about the U.S. State. ... List of Rhode Island counties: Rhode Island Bristol County: formed in 1747 from land gained from Bristol County, Massachusetts after resolution of a boundary dispute between the two colonies. ... Providence County is a county located in the state of Rhode Island. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Michael Napolitano is the current mayor of the city of Cranston in the State of Rhode Island, succeeding Stephen Laffey. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Area code 401 is the telephone area code serving all of the state of Rhode Island. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Providence County is a county located in the state of Rhode Island. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Center of population is a subject of study in the field of demographics. ... The Providence metropolitan area is a region covering ten counties in two states, and is the 36th largest metropolitan area in the United States. ...

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Geography

Cranston is located at 41°46′24″N, 71°27′12″W (41.773200, -71.453289).[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.9 square miles (77.5 km²), of which, 28.6 square miles (74.0 km²) of it is land and 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²) of it (4.54%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


The following neighborhoods are located in Cranston: A neighbourhood or neighborhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localised community located within a larger city or suburb. ...

Source: RIGIS Villages data layer

Auburn is an urban neighborhood in the east-central part of Cranston, Rhode Island. ... Often refered to as the wood, or less cerimoniously E-dub, Edgewood is like no other place on the planet and should under no circumstances be fucked with ... Fiskeville is a small village in the south west corner of Cranston, Rhode Island. ... Lapham Institute in Scituate at the turn of the 20th Century Scituate is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. ... Howard was origianlly a farming hamlet in the southern part of Cranston. ... Lapham Institute in Scituate at the turn of the 20th Century Scituate is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. ... Knightsville is an urban neighborhood in the northern part of the City of Cranston whose residents are predominantly Italian American. ... meshanticut is a village in cranston ri ... Oak Lawn is a historical village in south west Cranston. ... Thornton is a neighborhood located in the north-west part of Cranston, Rhode Island on the Johnston line. ... Pawtuxet Village is a section of both Warwick and Cranston, Rhode Island. ...

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 79,269 people, 30,954 households, and 20,243 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,774.6 people per square mile (1,071.3/km²). There were 32,068 housing units at an average density of 1,122.5/sq mi (433.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.19% White, 3.69% African American, 0.30% Native American, 3.28% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.93% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.56% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


Cranston is a part of the Providence metropolitan area, which has an estimated population of 1,622,520. The Providence metropolitan area is a region covering ten counties in two states, and is the 36th largest metropolitan area in the United States. ...


There were 30,954 households, out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.01. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out, with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females of age 18 or over, there were 92.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $44,108, and the median income for a family was $55,241. Males had a median income of $40,031 versus $28,279 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,978. About 5.6% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Transportation

Four freeways travel through Cranston: I-95, I-295, RI 10 (the Huntington Expressway) and RI 37. Other state-numbered roads in Cranston are US 1, US 1A, RI 2, RI 5, RI 12, RI 33, RI 51, RI 115 and RI 117. For specific systems, such as the Autobahns of Germany, see list of highway systems with full control of access and no cross traffic. ... Interstate 95 is 42 miles long in the state of Rhode Island. ... The 26. ... RI 10 signs The Dennis J. Roberts Expressway, circa 1952 1962 and 2002 aerial photos of RI 10 at RI 2 An original overhead sign on Harris Avenue; RI 10 used to follow the ramp to the left Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Categories: Bannered U.S. Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... RI 12 sign Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ...


Cranston is served by Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) buses. Amtrak's Northeast Corridor passes through but has no station in the city. The MBTA's Providence/Stoughton Line will also pass through upon the completion of the new train station at T.F. Green Airport, but will not include a station in Cranston. The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) provides public transportation, primarily buses, in the state of Rhode Island. ... Vermonter at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ... Most of the NEC (those sections shown in red, except Boston to the Rhode Island state line) is owned by Amtrak. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ... The Providence/Stoughton Line is a line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system running southwest from Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The main line was originally built by the Boston and Providence Rail Road, and now carries service between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island. ... T. F. Green Airport is an airport in Warwick, Rhode Island, near Providence. ...


Sites

"Howard Prison" in Cranston, Rhode Island at the turn of the 20th century
"Howard Prison" in Cranston, Rhode Island at the turn of the 20th century

The first auto race track in the country, Narragansett Park, opened in present-day Stadium in September 1886. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Rhode Islands Howard Prison in Cranston, Rhode Island at the turn of the 20th century Howard was originally a farming hamlet in the southern part of Cranston, Rhode Island. ...


Cranston is home to the Budlong Pool, one of the largest outdoor swimming pools in the country. Built in the 1950s as a Works Progress Administration project, it is a staple of the community. It is located at 198 Aqueduct Road, off Reservoir Avenue (part of RI 2). For the 2003 film, see Swimming Pool (film). ... WPA Graphic The Works Progress Administration (later Work Projects Administration, abbreviated WPA), was created on May 6, 1935 by Presidential order (Congress funded it annually but did not set it up). ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ...


Sprague Mansion, an 18th-century homestead, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places [2]. A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


The Cranston Country Club is the only public golf course in Cranston.


Notable residents

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Trivia

  • The leading female character in the 1970 film Love Story, Jennifer Cavalleri, is said to hail from Cranston.

Love Story is a 1970 romantic drama film written by Erich Segal based on his 1970 best-selling novel, and directed by Arthur Hiller. ...

Sister cities

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References

  1. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ [1969] (1979) in Reichler, Joseph L.: The Baseball Encyclopedia, 4th edition, New York: Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 0-02-578970-8. 

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External links

  • Cranston, Rhode Island is at coordinates 41°46′24″N 71°27′12″W / 41.7732, -71.453289 (Cranston, Rhode Island)Coordinates: 41°46′24″N 71°27′12″W / 41.7732, -71.453289 (Cranston, Rhode Island)
Narragansett Bay, shown in pink. ... Aquidneck Island highlighted in red Aquidneck Island, also called Rhode Island, is the largest island in Narragansett Bay. ... Conanicut Island Conanicut Island is the second largest island in Narragansett Bay, in the state of Rhode Island. ... Categories: Stub | Rhode Island geography ... Patience Island lies off the northwest coast of Prudence Island, in the town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA. The island is uninhabited and has a land area of 0. ... Hog Island is an island in Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, USA. It lies at the entrance to the harbor of the town of Bristol, and is part of the town of Portsmouth. ... Dutch Island Light, from a early twentieth century postcard Dutch Island is an island lying west of Conanicut Island at an entrance to Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, USA. The island is a part of the town of Jamestown, Rhode Island, and has a land area of 0. ... Dyer Island is an island in Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, USA. It lies off the west coast of Aquidneck Island and is part of Melville CDP, which itself is part of the town of Portsmouth. ... Fox Island is an island in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, USA. It is privately owned and resides just off of Rome Point. ... Goat Island is a small island which is part of Newport, Rhode Island. ... Hope Island, looking northwest Hope Island is a 91-acre (0. ... The Blackstone River begins in central Massachusetts and travels through Rhode Island until emptying into Narragansett Bay which connects to the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Pawtuxet River is a river in Rhode Island which flows through five communities: Coventry, Cranston, Scituate, Warwick and West Warwick. ... The city of Providence as seen from the Providence River at its confluence with the Narragansett Bay The Providence River is a river originating in eponymous downtown Providence, formed by the confluence of the Woonasquatucket and Moshassuck Rivers. ... The Taunton River, historically also called the Taunton Great River, is a river in southern Massachusetts in the United States. ... The Sakonnet River is not a river but an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in Rhode Island in the U.S.A. The 14 mile-long (23 km) inlet separates the island of Rhode Island from the mainland on the east. ... A river about 5 miles long formed by the widened Blackstone River at Pawtucket Falls in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. ... Providence redirects here. ... Newport, Rhode Island Newport is a city in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Providence. ... Warwick is a city in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States. ... Location of East Providence, Rhode Island. ... Image:RI towns Barrington. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: http://www. ... East Greenwich is a town in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States. ... Image:RI towns Jamestown. ... Middletown is a town located in Newport County, Rhode Island. ... Location of Narragansett, Rhode Island Narragansett is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. ... The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace is located in Saunderstown, a village of North Kingstown. ... Location of Portsmouth, Rhode Island Portsmouth is a town in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States. ... Warren is a town in Bristol County, Rhode Island, United States. ... The Claiborne Pell (Newport) Bridge. ... The Jamestown-Verrazano Bridge spans the West Passage of Narragansett Bay. ... The Mount Hope Bridge connects Portsmouth, Rhode Island to its neighbor, Bristol, which lies across the Sakonnet River. ... The Jamestown-Verrazano Bridge spans the West Passage of Narragansett Bay. ...

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