Cranston is located in north Rhode Island. Cranston is part of Providence County. Cranston has 28.34 square miles of land area and 1.60 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Cranston population is 80,680, which has grown 1.78% since 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 0.47% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Cranston median household income is $58,684 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 33.05% since 2000. The income growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 34.05% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Cranston median house value is $217,100 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 77.22% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 81.35% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Cranston is much better than the state average in quality. The Cranston area code is 401.