Providence, Rhode Island

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Population in 2013: 177,994 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.5%
 
Males: 86,348  (48.5%)
Females: 91,646  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  28.7 years
Rhode Island median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 02903, 02904, 02906, 02908, 02911, 02912, 02919.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,989 (it was $26,867 in 2000)
Providence:

$33,989
RI:

$54,554
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,164 (it was $15,525 in 2000)

Providence city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $173,900 (it was $101,700 in 2000)
Providence:

$173,900
RI:

$234,600
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $267,076; Detached houses: $284,532; Townhouses or other attached units: $236,016; In 2-unit structures: $211,457; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $275,368; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $234,442; Mobile homes: $93,596

Median gross rent in 2012: $846.

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  • Hispanic - 70,896 (39.7%)
  • White alone - 66,130 (37.1%)
  • Black alone - 23,361 (13.1%)
  • Asian alone - 11,686 (6.5%)
  • Two or more races - 4,083 (2.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1,162 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 1,095 (0.6%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 25 (0.01%)

Races in Providence detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Providence: 98.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (11.8%), Irish (8.0%), Subsaharan African (4.7%), English (3.9%), German (3.3%), French (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1636

Elevation: 115 feet

Land area: 18.5 square miles.

Population density: 9,639 people per square mile   (high).

Providence,RI real estate house value index trend

Providence, Rhode Island map

For population 25 years and over in Providence:

  • High school or higher: 73.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.1%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Providence city:

  • Never married: 52.6%
  • Now married: 30.0%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

52,797 residents are foreign born (10.5% Latin America, 4.4% Asia).

This city:  29.6%
Rhode Island:  13.0%



According to our research of Rhode Island and other state lists there were 179 registered sex offenders living in Providence, Rhode Island as of July 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Providence to the number of sex offenders is 997 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,040 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,952 (1.7%)

Providence satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (38.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (144.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: North Providence, RI (1.8 miles ), East Providence, RI (1.9 miles ), Johnston, RI (1.9 miles ), Cranston, RI (2.0 miles ), Pawtucket, RI (2.1 miles ), Central Falls, RI (2.2 miles ), Seekonk, MA (2.3 miles ), Valley Falls, RI (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 37 buildings, average cost: $50,400
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $60,200
  • 1999: 77 buildings, average cost: $44,400
  • 2000: 31 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 2001: 36 buildings, average cost: $52,300
  • 2002: 35 buildings, average cost: $53,100
  • 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $52,900
  • 2004: 36 buildings, average cost: $52,900
  • 2005: 44 buildings, average cost: $57,100
  • 2006: 93 buildings, average cost: $77,300
  • 2007: 47 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2008: 17 buildings, average cost: $75,900
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $179,900
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $128,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.82 N, Longitude: 71.42 W

Providence nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): America's Renaissance City or The Renaissance City, Beehive of Industry

Daytime population change due to commuting: +49,872 (+27.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 42,753 (54.0%)

Area code: 401

Providence household income distribution Providence home values distribution

Crime rates in Providence by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012
Murders 302323181720111112231517
per 100,000 18.913.113.010.29.611.36.36.37.013.48.79.6
Rapes 8211110913394106524344507484
per 100,000 51.763.361.575.253.159.829.624.825.729.143.147.2
Robberies 552595550515412424379370498395405362
per 100,000 348.1339.3310.5291.0232.6239.0216.0213.0291.3230.1236.1203.5
Assaults 506714620729559657530549608714720670
per 100,000 319.1407.1350.0412.0315.6370.4302.1316.0355.6415.9419.7376.7
Burglaries 2,2892,2842,1861,6821,6881,8351,7461,6361,8751,8252,0341,929
per 100,000 1443.41302.41233.9950.5953.21034.4995.1941.81096.71063.11185.61084.4
Thefts 6,6177,3877,5156,7566,4125,0255,1065,0635,7015,0885,0784,884
per 100,000 4172.54212.14241.93817.83620.62832.72910.22914.53334.62963.92959.82745.6
Auto thefts 2,7643,0712,8612,6452,3002,2641,7331,5631,4871,0771,1171,164
per 100,000 1742.91751.11614.91494.71298.71276.3987.7899.7869.8627.4651.1654.4
Arson 365344324N/AN/AN/A32631433624
per 100,000 230.2196.2182.9N/AN/AN/A1.715.018.125.021.013.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.6) 650.8655.8619.7585.4506.9500.9423.9411.5470.0442.7457.4428.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Providence detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 517 (427 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.40
Rhode Island average:

2.34

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Providence tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.5%
Rhode Island:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +13,265 (+8.3%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

Work and jobs in Providence: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Providence, Rhode Island

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Providence-area historical tornado activity is near Rhode Island state average. It is 48% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.3 miles away from the Providence city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.4 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Providence-area historical earthquake activity is near Rhode Island state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 208.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 116.3 miles away from Providence center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 217.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 196.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.9 miles away from Providence center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 261.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Providence County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzards: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Providence topographic map

Birthplace of: Aldo Tatangelo - Businessman, Mike Renzi - Composer, Knuckles Nelson - Professional wrestler, James Francis Ross - Philosopher, Nicholas Cooke - Rhode Island governor, Pat Toomey - Politician, Joe S. Jackson - Sportswriter, Bradley S. Jacobs - Businessperson, Cormac McCarthy - Novelist, David Cicilline - Politician.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Providence: Benjamin H. Child, Edward A. Gisburne, Francis Edward, Jr. Ormsbee, John Edwards, John P. Baca, Matthew Gillick, William B. Avery.

Main business address for: LIN TELEVISION CORP (TELEVISION BROADCASTING STATIONS), BANCORP RHODE ISLAND INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS), LIN TV CORP (TELEVISION BROADCASTING STATIONS), SLM EDUCATION CREDIT FUNDING LLC (FEDERAL & FEDERALLY-SPONSORED CREDIT AGENCIES), TEXTRON FINANCIAL CORP (FINANCE LESSORS), NORTEK HOLDINGS INC (MILLWOOD, VENEER, PLYWOOD & STRUCTURAL WOOD MEMBERS), TEXTRON INC (AIRCRAFT & PARTS), NESTOR INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE).

Hospitals in Providence:

  • BUTLER HOSPITAL (345 BLACKSTONE BLVD)
  • MIRIAM HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 164 SUMMIT AVENUE)
  • PROVIDENCE VA MEDICAL CENTER (Government Federal, 830 CHALKSTONE AVENUE)
  • RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 593 EDDY STREET)
  • ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 825 CHALKSTONE AVENUE)
  • TAVARES PEDIATRIC CENTER (101 PLAIN STREET)
  • WOMEN AND INFANTS HOSPITAL OF RHODE ISLAND (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 101 DUDLEY STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Providence:

  • DIALYSIS CENTER OF PROVIDENCE (9 PLENTY STREET)
  • MIRIAM HOSPITAL (DIALYSIS UNIT)
  • NNA OF PROVIDENCE (125 CORLISS STREET)
  • RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL (DIALYSIS UNIT)
  • THE DIALYSIS CENTER OF RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL (22 BAKER STREET)

Home Health Centers in Providence:

  • BAYADA NURSES, INC (2 CHARLES STREET)
  • CAPITOL HOME CARE NETWORK, INC (400 RESERVOIR AVE.)
  • CATHLEEN NAUGHTON, INC. (249 WICKENDEN ST.)
  • HOMEFRONT HEALTH CARE (725 BRANCH AVE)
  • INDEPENDENCE HEALTH SERVICES LLC (1179 ELMWOOD AVENUE)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF RI (245 WATERMAN ST.)
  • ROGER WILLIAMS HOME CARE (50 MAUDE ST.)
  • ST JOSEPH HOME CARE (21 PEACE STREET)
  • TENDER LOVING CARE, AN AMEDISYS COMPANY (SUITE 150)

Nursing Homes in Providence:

  • ANNS REST HOME (599 BROAD ST)
  • BANNISTER NURSING CARE CENTER (135 DODGE ST)
  • BERKSHIRE PLACE (455 DOUGLAS AVENUE)
  • CHARLESGATE NURSING CENTER (100 RANDALL STREET)
  • EPOCH SENIOR HEALTH CARE ON BLACKSTONE BOULEVARD (353 BLACKSTONE BOULEVARD)
  • HILLSIDE HEALTH CENTER (99 HILLSIDE AVENUE)
  • LYNN-ANN NURSING HOME (292 ELMWOOD AVE)
  • ST ELIZABETH HOME (109 MELROSE ST)
  • STEERE HOUSE NURSING AND REHAB (100 BORDEN STREET)
  • SUMMIT COMMONS REHABILITATION AND HEALTH CARE CENTER (99 HILLSIDE AVENUE)

Heliports located in Providence:

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Amtrak station:

PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Providence:

  • Johnson & Wales University-Providence (Full-time enrollment: 10,898; Location: 8 Abbott Park Place; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.jwu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Brown University (FT enrollment: 8,458; Location: One Prospect Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.brown.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Rhode Island College (FT enrollment: 7,189; Location: 600 Mount Pleasant Ave; Public; Website: www.ric.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Providence College (FT enrollment: 4,312; Location: 1 Cunningham Square; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.providence.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (FT enrollment: 2,714; Location: 2 College St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.risd.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Online (FT enrollment: 249; Location: 8 Abbott Park Pl; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.jwu.edu/content.aspx?id=55426; Offers Master's degree)
  • Empire Beauty School-Providence (FT enrollment: 171; Location: 151 Broadway; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empire.edu)

Biggest public high schools in Providence:

Private high schools in Providence:

  • LA SALLE ACADEMY (Students: 1,459; Location: 612 ACADEMY AVE; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • WHEELER SCHOOL (Students: 813; Location: 216 HOPE ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • LINCOLN SCHOOL (Students: 385; Location: 301 BUTLER AVE; Grades: PK - 12; Girls only)
  • PROVIDENCE HEBREW DAY SCHOOL (Students: 142; Location: 450 ELMGROVE AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • SCHOOL ONE (Students: 100; Location: 220 UNIVERSITY AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • THE PROVIDENCE CENTER SCHOOL (Students: 69; Location: 520 HOPE ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • NAFI. ALTERNATIVES (Students: 37; Location: 350 DUNCAN DR; Grades: 5 - 12)
  • TAVARES EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 11; Location: 101 PLAIN ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Providence:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Providence:

  • HENRY BARNARD SCHOOL AT RI COLLEGE (Students: 280; Location: 600 MOUNT PLEASANT AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST AUGUSTINE SCHOOL (Students: 280; Location: 635 MOUNT PLEASANT AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (Students: 251; Location: 240 REGENT AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BISHOP MCVINNEY ELEMENTARY (Students: 226; Location: 155 GORDON AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • HOLY GHOST SCHOOL (Students: 201; Location: 35 SWISS ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST THOMAS REGIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 195; Location: 15 EDENDALE AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • FRENCH-AMERICAN SCHOOL OF RHODE ISLAND (Students: 167; Location: 75 JOHN ST; Grades: PK - 7)
  • ST PATRICK SCHOOL (Students: 164; Location: 244 SMITH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • COMMUNITY PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 156; Location: 126 SOMERSET ST; Grades: 3 - 8)
  • JEWISH COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 151; Location: 85 TAFT AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Providence, School District: PROVIDENCE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Providence:

  • PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,496,503; Location: 150 EMPIRE STREET; 1,020,558 books; 247 e-books; 22,247 audio materials; 21,518 video materials; 21 local licensed databases; 2 state licensed databases; 23 other licensed databases; 775 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Katharine Gibbs School is no longer on Butler Ave, in Providence and the building has been vacant for some time.

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Notable locations in Providence: Brown Stadium (A), Smith Swimming Pool (B), Fuller Rock Light (C), Fox Point Observatory (D), A F Cappelli Block Historic District (E), Burrows Block Historic District (F), Ladd Observatory (G), Van Wickle Gates (H), Federal Hill (I), Broadway-Armory Historic District (J), Exchange Place (K), Athenaeum Row (L), Fall River Iron Works (M), Metcalf Field (N), Dexter Training Ground (O), Harbor Junction Pier (P), Narragansett Electric Plant South Street Station (Q), Block Island Ferry Dock (R), Narragansett Electric Plant Manchester Street Powerhouse (S), College Hill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Corliss Landing Shopping Center (1), Shopperstown Shopping Center (2), Silver Lake Plaza Shopping Center (3), Davol Square Marketplace Shopping Center (4), The Arcade Shopping Center (5), University Heights Shopping Center (6), White City Shopping Center (7), Wayland Square Shopping Center (8), Providence Place Mall Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Providence include: LIN TELEVISION CORP (A), BANCORP RHODE ISLAND INC (B), LIN TV CORP (C), TEXTRON FINANCIAL CORP (D), NORTEK HOLDINGS INC (E), TEXTRON INC (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Providence include: Church of God and Saints (A), Our Lady of Lourdes Church Complex (B), Shalom Ministries (C), Armenian Apostolic Vartanantz Church (D), Alpha and Omega Deaf Church (E), Shaw Memorial Church (F), Temple Emanuel (G), Temple Sinai Suburban Reform Temple (H), Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Congregational Sons of Israel Cemetery (1), Swan Point Cemetery (2), Tillinghast Family Cemetery (3), North Burial Ground (4), Locust Grove Cemetery (5), Saint Patricks Cemetery (6), Grace Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Deep Spring Lake (A), Cunliff Lake (B), Edgewood Lake (C), Roosevelt Lake (D), Polo Lake (E), York Pond (F), Mashapaug Pond (G), Elm Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mashapaug Brook (A), Pleasant Valley Stream (B), Beverage Brook (C), Woonasquatucket River (D), Moshassuck River (E), Seekonk River (F), Providence River (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Providence include: Lippitt Memorial Park (1), Customhouse Historic District (2), Stimson Avenue Historic District (3), Lincoln Field (4), Olney Street-Alumni Avenue Historic District (5), India Point Park (6), College Green (7), DePasquale Plaza (8), Trinity Square (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Rhode Island Historical Society (Museums; 110 Benevolent Street) (1), Heritage Harbor Museum (222 Richmond Street Suite 206) (2), RI Holocaust Museum (401 Elmgrove Avenue) (3), Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum (199 Hope Street) (4), Providence Childrens's Museum (100 South Street) (5), Culinary Archives & Museum at Johnsn & WLS Unvrsty (315 Harborside Boulevard) (6), USS Saratoga Museum Foundation Inc (496 Eddy) (7), Providence Fire Museum (234 Washington) (8), Providence Athenaeum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 251 Benefit Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Historic Jacob Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast Inn (PO Box 41326) (1), Agora Restaurant & Bar (1 West Exchange Street) (2), Old Court Bed & Breakfast (144 Benefit Street) (3), Providenc Biltmore Hotel (11 Dorrance St) (4), Claricare Llc (2 Regency Plz) (5), Radisson Htl Providence Harbor (220 India Street) (6), Edgewood Manor Bed & Breakfast (232 Norwood Avenue) (7), Sportsman's Inn Inc (122 Fountain Street) (8), Biltmore Hotel (11 Dorrance Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Rhode Island State - Courts- Superior Court- Clerk's Office (250 Benefit Street Lbby) (1), Rhode Island State - Courts- Supreme Court- General Information (250 Benefit Street Lbby) (2), Rhode Island State - Public Defender- Garrahy Judicial Complex- Informa (1 Dorrance Plaza) (3), Rhode Island State - Public Defender- Licht Judicial Complex- Providence VOP (250 Benefit Street Lbby) (4), Rhode Island State - For State Agencies Not In The Newport Dialing (1 Capitol Hill) (5), Rhode Island State - Garrahy Judicial Complex- Courts- Workers' Compensation C (1 Dorrance Plaza) (6), Rhode Island State - Domestic Violence Trianing & Monitoring Unit- Fogarty John E Judicial Com (24 Weybosset Street) (7), Rhode Island State - Courts- Supreme Court- Director Of Community Outreach And Public Relat (250 Benefit Street Lbby) (8), Rhode Island State - Courts- Supreme Court- Clerk's Office (250 Benefit Street Lbby) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Providence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 106. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

106
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.228. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.228
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 10.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.935. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.935
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.52. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.52
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0130. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0130
U.S.:

0.0147

Drinking water stations with addresses in Providence and their reported violations in the past:

PROVIDENCE-CITY OF (Population served: 295,700, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-24-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-24-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2008)
  • Public Education - In OCT-18-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-30-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-28-2007)
YMCA CAMP FULLER (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (DEC-06-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-06-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-06-2013), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-20-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-27-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-27-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-27-2013), St Boil Water Order (SEP-27-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2013), St Boil Water Order (JUN-04-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-04-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-18-2013), St Boil Water Order (APR-18-2013), St Formal NOV issued (APR-18-2013), St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-14-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-28-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-08-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-08-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAR-08-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-21-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-21-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-10-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-10-2012), St Public Notif requested (DEC-10-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-21-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-16-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-26-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-26-2013), St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-13-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-16-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-27-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-27-2013), St Public Notif requested (SEP-27-2013), St Public Notif received (2 times from OCT-17-2013 to OCT-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-13-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-16-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-27-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-27-2013), St Public Notif requested (SEP-27-2013), St Public Notif received (2 times from OCT-17-2013 to OCT-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-13-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-16-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-27-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-27-2013), St Public Notif requested (SEP-27-2013), St Public Notif received (2 times from OCT-17-2013 to OCT-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-13-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-16-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-27-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-27-2013), St Public Notif requested (SEP-27-2013), St Public Notif received (2 times from OCT-17-2013 to OCT-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-13-2014)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 4 other older monitoring violations
TEDESCHI FOOD SHOPS (Serves NH, Population served: 225, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-10-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-07-2009)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
SUSSEX CITGO (Serves NJ, Population served: 155, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2013)
DUNKIN DONUTS RICHMOND 342433 (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
SAUGATUCKET SPRINGS (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-23-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-23-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-23-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-23-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-23-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-23-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-13-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2008), St Formal NOV issued (APR-30-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-30-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2009)
DUNKIN DONUTS CHEPACHET #338022 (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
DUNKIN DONUTS N. SMITHFIELD 330325 (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-07-2006), St Boil Water Order (JUL-07-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-07-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-11-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Providence that have no violations reported:

  • CENTRE OF NEW ENGLAND BOULEVARD (Population served: 10,000, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • CENTRE OF NEW ENGLAND HOPKINS HILL RD (Population served: 317, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.7%
(21.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.5% for Black residents, 37.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.5% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Rhode Island:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.2%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.7%
Whole state:  7.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

People in group quarters in Providence in 2010:

  • 12,741 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,152 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 425 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 391 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 163 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 130 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 36 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 20 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles

People in group quarters in Providence in 2000:

  • 11,213 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,375 people in nursing homes
  • 641 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 88 people in other group homes
  • 72 people in religious group quarters
  • 68 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 63 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 46 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 25 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 24 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 23 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 6 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Providence, Rhode Island environmental map by EPA

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Providence compared to Rhode Island state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Dunkin' Donuts Center. Providence College.
  • Intercollegiate Athletic Arena. Rhode Island College.
  • Pizzitola Sports Center. Brown University.

Banks with most branches in Providence (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: 12 branches. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Bank of America, National Association: 11 branches. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: 9 branches. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • The Washington Trust Company of Westerly: Westminster Street Branch at 156 Westminster Street, branch established on 1972/02/14; Providence Trust Office at 66 South Main Street, branch established on 2000/02/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $3,059.8 mil, Deposits: $2,127.5 mil, headquarters in Westerly, RI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank Rhode Island: at One Turks Head Place, branch established on 1996/03/22; East Side Branch at 165 Pitman Street, branch established on 1967/07/17. Info updated 2006/09/28: Bank assets: $1,581.1 mil, Deposits: $1,131.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorp Rhode Island, Inc.
  • Coastway Community Bank: Women & Infants Hospital Branch at 101 Dudley St, branch established on 2009/07/01; Greene Street Branch at 10 Greene St, branch established on 2009/07/01. Info updated 2009/07/20: Bank assets: $324.2 mil, Deposits: $283.0 mil, headquarters in Cranston, RI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices
  • Admirals Bank: Providence Branch at 51 Silver Spring Street, branch established on 2007/02/23. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $518.7 mil, Deposits: $462.0 mil, headquarters in Cranston, RI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices
  • Bank of America, Rhode Island, National Association: Bank Of America, Rhode Island, National Association at 111 Westminister Street, branch established on 2005/06/03. Info updated 2009/11/24: Bank assets: $17,770.0 mil, Deposits: $15,134.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Webster Bank, National Association: Providence Branch at 100 Westminster St., branch established on 2004/05/15. Info updated 2008/12/23: Bank assets: $18,674.3 mil, Deposits: $13,861.5 mil, headquarters in Waterbury, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 167 total offices, Holding Company: Webster Financial Corporation
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Providence, Rhode Island:

  • Providence Marriott Downtown, 1 Orms St, Providence, RI 02904 , Phone: (401) 272-2400, Fax: (401) 273-2686
  • Wyndham Garden Providence, 220 India St, Providence, RI 02903 , Phone: (401) 272-5577
  • Omni Providence Hotel, 1 W Exchange St, Providence, RI 02903 , Phone: (401) 598-8000
  • Providence Courtyard, 32 Exchange Ter, Providence, RI 02903 , Phone: (401) 272-1191, Fax: (401) 272-1416
  • Hotel Providence, 311 Westiminster St, Providence, RI 02903 , Phone: (401) 861-8000, Fax: (401) 861-8002
  • Providence Biltmore Hotel, 11 Dorrance St, Providence, RI 02903 , Phone: (401) 421-0700, Fax: (401) 455-3041
  • Hilton Providence, 21 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903 , Phone: (401) 831-3900, Fax: (401) 751-0007
  • Renaissance Providence Hotel, 5 Ave Of The Arts, Providence, RI 02903 , Phone: (401) 276-0014, Fax: (410) 276-0023
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Dowtown (chapel Hotel d/b/A), 58 Weybosset St, Providence, RI 02903 , Phone: (401) 608-3500, Fax: (401) 272-3143
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Providence, Rhode Island

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Providence travel time to work - commute Providence mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Neighborhoods in Providence:

(Providence, Rhode Island Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Providence city (based on Providence County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.60%
Here: 63.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchJewishUnited Church of Christ
Adherents81.9%3.5%2.9%2.7%1.4%
Congregations28.2%11.0%9.3%3.5%5.8%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaAssemblies of GodArmenian Apostolic Church/Catholicossate EtchmiadzinOther
Adherents1.0%0.7%0.6%0.6%4.6%
Congregations3.5%0.6%4.7%0.3%33.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 129
Providence County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 94
Providence County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 132
Providence County:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 499
Here:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
Rhode Island:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Providence County:

24.0%
Rhode Island:

22.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.9%
State:

16.3%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 60$285,752$57,1506$7,554
Other Government Administration 163$748,653$55,11620$23,278
Judicial and Legal 47$221,201$56,4772$5,367
Police Protection - Officers 452$3,690,594$97,9800$0
Police - Other 67$285,872$51,2016$12,923
Firefighters 358$2,830,282$94,8700$0
Fire - Other 31$196,528$76,0750$0
Streets and Highways 98$440,601$53,9511$1,587
Parks and Recreation 121$483,668$47,96758$26,920
Housing and Community Development(Local) 0$0 2$1,561
Water Supply 228$1,070,197$56,3265$1,893
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 2,483$12,827,464$61,9930$0
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 626$2,245,484$43,04482$50,675
Other and Unallocable 33$172,280$62,6470$0
Totals for Government 4,767$25,498,576$64,188182$131,758

Providence government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $16,505,000 ($92.73)
    Water Utilities: $13,892,000 ($78.05)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $304,432,000 ($1710.35)
    General - Other: $63,106,000 ($354.54)
    Local Fire Protection: $47,816,000 ($268.64)
    Water Utilities: $42,446,000 ($238.47)
    Police Protection: $40,124,000 ($225.42)
    Housing and Community Development: $19,742,000 ($110.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,301,000 ($57.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,414,000 ($47.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,876,000 ($44.25)
    Central Staff Services: $6,378,000 ($35.83)
    Financial Administration: $5,481,000 ($30.79)
    General Public Buildings: $5,386,000 ($30.26)
    Regular Highways: $5,288,000 ($29.71)
    Libraries: $3,000,000 ($16.85)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,600,000 ($14.61)
    Sewerage: $379,000 ($2.13)
    Health - Other: $189,000 ($1.06)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $263,413,000 ($1479.90)
    Other Investments - Other: $71,028,000 ($399.05)
    Benefit Payments: $64,583,000 ($362.84)
    Corporate Bonds: $16,902,000 ($94.96)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $9,673,000 ($54.34)
    Withdrawals: $3,411,000 ($19.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,406,000 ($109.03)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $831,000 ($4.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,332,000 ($46.81)
    Police Protection: $849,000 ($4.77)
    Local Fire Protection: $401,000 ($2.25)
    Regular Highways: $376,000 ($2.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $153,000 ($0.86)
    General Public Building: $62,000 ($0.35)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $192,892,000 ($1083.70)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,215,000 ($6.83)

Providence government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $20,737,000 ($116.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,374,000 ($35.81)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,301,000 ($7.31)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,002,000 ($5.63)
  • Employee Retirement - From Parent Local Government: $49,510,000 ($278.16)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $36,471,000 ($204.90)
    Local Employee Contribution: $11,000,000 ($61.80)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $15,198,000 ($85.38)
    Education: $471,000 ($2.65)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,419,000 ($7.97)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $8,662,000 ($48.66)
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,846,000 ($32.84)
    Interest Earnings: $4,503,000 ($25.30)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,267,000 ($23.97)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $52,432,000 ($294.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $190,400,000 ($1069.70)
    General Local Government Support: $65,102,000 ($365.75)
    All Other: $26,280,000 ($147.65)
    Public Welfare: $5,152,000 ($28.94)
    Water Utilities: $1,514,000 ($8.51)
  • Tax - Property: $260,794,000 ($1465.18)
    Other License: $4,816,000 ($27.06)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,351,000 ($7.59)
    Other Selective Sales: $680,000 ($3.82)

Providence government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $446,787,000 ($2510.12)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $436,559,000 ($2452.66)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $164,399,000 ($923.62)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $154,171,000 ($866.16)

Providence government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,515,000 ($98.40)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $2,350,000 ($13.20)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $245,543,000 ($1379.50)

4.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,511 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
Rhode Island average:

4.87%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($508 average AGI)
Providence County:

0.09%
Rhode Island average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kent County, RI  0.77% ($38,551 average AGI)
from Bristol County, MA  0.36% ($39,571)
from Washington County, RI  0.20% ($41,964)


4.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,761 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.79%
Rhode Island average:

5.44%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($381 average AGI)
Providence County:

0.06%
Rhode Island average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kent County, RI  0.83% ($42,204 average AGI)
to Bristol County, MA  0.40% ($48,971)
to Washington County, RI  0.22% ($54,288)

Strongest AM radio stations in Providence:

  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPMZ (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: VIDEO MUNDO B/CASTING CO., LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRIB (1220 AM; 1 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHJJ (920 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • WARV (1590 AM; 5 kW; WARWICK, RI; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Providence:

  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDOM (91.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: PROVIDENCE COLLEGE)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WSKO-FM (99.7 FM; WAKEFIELD-PEACEDALE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WELH (88.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: THE WHEELER SCHOOL)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Providence:

  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Providence fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 253
Total length: 3,170 meters (10,400ft)
Total costs: $541,129,000
Total average daily traffic: 7,958,058
Total average daily truck traffic: 762,868

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 7
  • 1900-1909: 5
  • 1910-1919: 5
  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 4
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 31
  • 1960-1969: 80
  • 1970-1979: 15
  • 1980-1989: 48
  • 1990-1999: 11
  • 2000-2009: 36
  • 2010-2012: 9
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Providence, RI
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Providence)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Providence, RI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 161 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 193 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Providence)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Providence)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 43 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 38 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED573$151,733410$196,4561,348$216,93288$80,62515$439,467249$176,8551$186,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED47$138,72336$183,972132$199,50819$32,1580$025$167,8001$8,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED255$138,824149$163,396813$184,063114$71,1055$411,200186$138,7421$210,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN94$157,08553$157,019342$198,70524$80,5002$121,50061$132,1310$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS38$136,07937$188,081114$202,8165$127,2000$017$142,4121$26,000

Detailed mortgage data for all 38 tracts in Providence, RI

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 33 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED52$173,88523$237,3911$108,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED33$168,12114$257,7140$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED23$187,82610$227,0001$108,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$266,3331$171,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$169,2730$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Providence, RI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2,65281.0 years
John2,15574.5 years
Joseph1,72974.0 years
William1,31872.9 years
Anna1,07181.1 years
James1,04772.3 years
Margaret88680.5 years
Rose76981.2 years
Helen75379.6 years
George73274.0 years
Most common last names in Providence, RI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith41176.3 years
Brown28775.1 years
Johnson26874.2 years
Sullivan18677.6 years
Martin17672.3 years
Murphy16875.7 years
Ricci14976.7 years
Williams14371.0 years
Perry14174.1 years
Anderson13678.1 years
Businesses in Providence, RI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven9J.Crew1
ALDI1JCPenney1
ALDO2Johnny Rockets3
AT&T2Jones New York2
Abercrombie & Fitch1Journeys1
Abercrombie Kids1KFC3
Advance Auto Parts3LensCrafters1
Aeropostale1Levi Strauss & Co.1
American Eagle Outfitters1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ann Taylor2Macy's1
Apple Store1Marriott3
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets5
AutoZone2McDonald's4
Bakers1Men's Wearhouse1
Banana Republic1Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance2
Bebe1New York & Co1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike17
Ben & Jerry's2Nordstrom1
Blockbuster1Old Navy1
Brooks Brothers1Pac Sun1
Brookstone1Papa John's Pizza1
Budget Car Rental1Payless1
Burger King5Penske2
CVS7Pizza Hut1
Cache1Popeyes3
Charlotte Russe1Pottery Barn1
Chipotle1RadioShack4
Clarks1Rite Aid5
ColorTyme1Sephora1
Crate & Barrel1Soma Intimates1
DHL1Spencer Gifts1
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel2
Decora Cabinetry2Staples1
Domino's Pizza4Starbucks7
Dunkin Donuts25Stop & Shop2
Express1Subway12
FedEx29T-Mobile5
Finish Line1Talbots1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1The Cheesecake Factory1
Foot Locker1Toys"R"Us1
Forever 211True Value2
GNC3U-Haul7
GameStop1UPS33
Gap1Urban Outfitters1
Goodwill4Vans9
Gymboree1Verizon Wireless2
H&M1Victoria's Secret1
H&R Block3Walgreens6
Hilton2Walmart1
Hollister Co.1Wendy's3
Home Depot1Westin1
Hot Topic1Wet Seal1
IHOP1Whole Foods Market2
J. Jill1YMCA4

Providence on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #44 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #63 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #12 (02919) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Italian first ancestries"
  • #16 (02904) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Soviet Union first ancestries"
  • #17 (02903) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most alcohol drinking places in 2005"
  • #19 (02906) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Cape Verdean first ancestries"
  • #52 (02903) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Turkish first ancestries"
  • #61 (02903) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most full service restaurants in 2005"
  • #67 (02903) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of lawyers in 2005"
  • #67 (02903) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average taxable dividends for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #85 (02908) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ghanian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #86 (02903) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Liberian first ancestries"
  • #86 (02908) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Nigerian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #87 (02904) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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