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 32,559 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, North Providence is the ninth largest community in Rhode Island.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Providence is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (15.21%), sales jobs (11.81%), and management occupations (8.87%).

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.

The overall education level of North Providence is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.65% 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 $33,918, 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 $135,672 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. North Providence also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.45% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Providence include Italian, Irish, French, Portuguese, and English.

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