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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, North Providence is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the North Providence area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of North Providence citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.16% of adults in North Providence have at least a bachelor's 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.