Providence, UT
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Providence is a somewhat small city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 7,124 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Providence is the 70th largest community in Utah. Providence has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Providence, where the median household income is $62,335.00.

Providence is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.68% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Providence is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Providence who work in management occupations (13.38%), office and administrative support (12.32%), and teaching (12.22%).

Because of many things, Providence is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Providence a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Providence has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Providence’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the benefits of Providence is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.65 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Providence is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.22% of adults in Providence have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Providence in 2010 was $25,716, which is upper middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,864 for a family of four. However, Providence contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Providence include German, Scottish, Swedish, and Irish.

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

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