Most Expensive Providence Neighborhoods
Providence is a relatively large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 179,154 people and 39 constituent neighborhoods, Providence is the largest community in Rhode Island. Providence has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Providence is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Providence is a city of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Providence who work in office and administrative support (12.47%), sales jobs (9.80%) and food service (8.30%).
Providence is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Providence has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Providence enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Providence.
Not only is Providence a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
One of the nice things about Providence is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
A lot of people in Providence take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Providence, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
The percentage of people in Providence who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.61% of adults in Providence have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Providence in 2010 was $21,924, which is low income relative to Rhode Island, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,696 for a family of four. However, Providence contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Providence is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Providence home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Providence residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Providence also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 40.36% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Providence include Italian, Irish, English, French, German and Portuguese.
Providence also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.76%.
The most common language spoken in Providence is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||60,967|
|PROVIDENCE HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||32.18%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||67.82%|
|TYPE OF PROVIDENCE HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||23.01%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.04%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||50.79%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||21.72%|
|SIZE OF PROVIDENCE HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||4.00%|
|AGE OF PROVIDENCE HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||5.43%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||17.54%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||22.17%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||54.86%|
|PROVIDENCE REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$209,770|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,083|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||2.83%|
|$53,001 - $107,000||9.01%|
|$107,001 - $214,000||43.43%|
|$214,001 - $321,000||22.00%|
|$321,001 - $427,000||9.47%|
|$427,001 - $534,000||3.55%|
|$534,001 - $801,000||5.06%|
|$801,001 - $1,069,000||2.80%|
|PEOPLE OF PROVIDENCE||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.24%|
|5 TO 17||16.46%|
|18 TO 24||19.66%|
|25 TO 34||16.89%|
|35 TO 54||23.11%|
|55 TO 64||8.85%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||8.80%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||72.90%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$37,514|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$21,924|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||29.67%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (17.08%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (4.65%)
Public Service (2.60%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||15.96%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||1.16%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.15%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||21.19%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||4.07%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||40.36%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (10.09%)
Cape Verdean (2.32%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (51.62%)
Mon-Khmer (Cambodian) (1.59%)
French Creole (1.26%)
African languages (1.03%)
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