Cranston, RI

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Living in Cranston

Cranston is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 82,934 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Cranston is the second largest community in Rhode Island.

Cranston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Cranston is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cranston who work in office and administrative support (12.26%), sales jobs (10.34%), and management occupations (9.85%).

Also of interest is that Cranston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Cranston is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The education level of Cranston citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.91% of adults in Cranston have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cranston in 2018 was $35,714, which is lower middle income relative to Rhode Island, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,856 for a family of four. However, Cranston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Cranston is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cranston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cranston residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Cranston also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.92% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cranston include Italian, Irish, English, Portuguese, and French.

The most common language spoken in Cranston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.