North Providence is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 32,078 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Town of North Providence has a total area of 5.8 square miles (15 km2), of which, 5.7 square miles (15 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) is water. Since North Providence is officially incorporated as a town and is the smallest incorporated municipality in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations by total area, North Providence maintains the distinction as the smallest town in the smallest state. Although nearby Central Falls, at 1.29 square miles is geographically smaller than North Providence, Central Falls is incorporated as a city and, therefore, maintains the distinction of smallest city in the small state.
The Town of North Providence is bordered by Providence to the south, Johnston to the west, Smithfield and Lincoln to the north and Pawtucket to the east. Within the town, there are multiple neighborhoods and villages, such as Allendale, Centredale, Fruit Hill, Greystone, Louisquisset, Lymansville, Marieville, Woodville and Geneva. Additionally, the town is home to three large recreational parks, including Captain Stephen Olney Park, Governor John Notte Memorial Park and Peter Randall State Park. Notable bodies of water in the town include Canada Pond, Wenscott Reservoir and the Woonasquatucket River. As of 2020, the town has a total of seven elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.