North Providence, RI
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North Providence is a medium-sized town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 32,494 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, North Providence is the ninth largest community in Rhode Island.

North Providence is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, North Providence is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Providence who work in office and administrative support (17.35%), sales jobs (10.70%), and management occupations (10.12%).

Also of interest is that North Providence has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

For the size of the town, public transportation in North Providence is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For North Providence, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

In terms of college education, North Providence is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.16% of adults in North Providence have a college degree.

The per capita income in North Providence in 2010 was $32,352, which is lower middle income relative to Rhode Island, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,408 for a family of four. However, North Providence contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

North Providence is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call North Providence home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Providence residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in North Providence include Irish, French , Portuguese, and English.

The most common language spoken in North Providence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.