The City of Cranston

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About Cranston

City Statistics


Date of Incorporation:March 10, 1910
Population:81,037 (2014 Census population estimate) 3rd largest city in Rhode Island
Total Area:28 square miles
Government:Mayor:
* 4 year term
* Starting with election of 2012, the term shall be 4 years

City Council:
* 2 year term
* 9 partisan members (6 ward council and 3 city-wide council)

School committee:
* 2 year term
* 7 non-partisan members (6 ward committee and 1 city-wide committee)
Tax Rate:Real Estate (Residential): $22.45 per $1,000 in assessed value
Real Estate (CommercialIndustrial): $33.68 per $1,000 in assessed value
Inventory: $0 per $1,000 in assessed value
Tangible Property: $33.68 per $1,000 in assessed value
Motor Vehicle: $42.44 per $1,000 in assessed value
Households:32,189 (2013 American Community Survey)
Median Selling Price of Existing Homes:$180,600 (2014)
Median Household Income:$60,283 (2013 American Community Survey)
Businesses:2,751(2014)
Number of Manufacturers:236 (2014)
Industrial Parks:3
Churches:33 of Varied Denominations
Recreational Facilities:2 Municipal ice rinks
1 Municipal outdoor swimming pool
1 Bike path
2 State parks
2 Stadiums
2 Yacht clubs
2 Golf courses
2 Football fields
7 Walking tracks
13 Soccer fields
19 Basketball courts
24 Tennis courts
25 Baseball fields
33 Tot parks
Senior Facilities:1 Senior services center
1 Alzheimer day care center
2 Assisted living facilities
3 Nursing homes
11 Senior housing complexes
Newspapers:1 Daily (statewide) - Providence Journal Bulletin
1 Weekly - Cranston Herald
Television:1 - WJAR 10
Cable:1- Cox Communications of RI

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