Income/capita 2%
Household income 11%
Unemployment 6%
IndexCranstonRhode IslandNational
Income per capita$30,553$31,904$29,829
Median household income$61,646$58,387$55,322
Median income owner occupied$80,405$82,124$70,586
Median income renter occupied$35,459$31,519$35,192
Median earnings male$40,640$39,186$36,919
Median earnings female$31,431$28,429$26,250
Unemployment rate4.9%5.0%4.7%
Poverty level10.3%13.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Cranston is 2% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Cranston is 11% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Cranston is 6% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Cranston is 32% lower than the national average

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      Cranston employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.0%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector15.2%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services4.4%6.2%
      Wholesale & retail services17.5%13.5%
      Public administration7.7%3.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.1%0.5%
      Education, health & social services13.2%40.8%

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      Norton Center, MA2,732$111,131101%
      Harmony, RI909$100,36881%
      Greene, RI728$86,33356%
      Chepachet, RI1,863$85,92455%
      Cumberland Hill, RI8,014$80,62546%
      Cranston, RI80,882$61,64611%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Palm Coast, FL80,948$49,20711%
      Lakewood, CA81,054$82,17549%
      Largo, FL80,678$39,63628%
      Lake Forest, CA80,658$92,41567%
      Avondale, AZ80,631$56,1201%
      Cranston, RI80,882$61,64611%
      Source: The Cranston, RI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).