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 32,480 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 87.11% 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 (18.01%), sales jobs (11.01%), and management occupations (9.08%).

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.

In terms of college education, North Providence is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.85% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in North Providence in 2010 was $30,966, 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 $123,864 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.