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Cranston is a city in Providence County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.
Probably named for Gov. Samuel Cranston
The latitude of Cranston is 41.779N. The longitude is -71.437W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 62 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 81,679.
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3% of Cranston residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cranston ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cranston was $21,978, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Cranston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Cranston include Pawtuxet Village Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Cranston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $534. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,190.
Libraries in Cranston include Arlington Branch, Auburn Branch, Cranston Public Library, Knightsville Branch, Oak Lawn Branch, William Hall Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Cranston workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 18 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Cranston between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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