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Providence, Rhode Island Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $171,800 (it was $101,700 in 2000)
Providence:

$171,800
Rhode Island:

$232,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $113,400 - $282,400
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1950

Household type by relationship:

Households: 159,935

Size of family households: 11,913 2-persons, 8,749 3-persons, 7,464 4-persons, 4,540 5-persons, 2,233 6-persons, 1,288 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 20,079 1-person, 4,500 2-persons, 1,054 3-persons, 346 4-persons, 106 5-persons, 34 6-persons, 21 7-or-more-persons.

19,721 married couples with children.
20,546 single-parent households (2,524 men, 18,022 women).

57.0% of residents of Providence speak English at home.
27.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
8.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
5.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 43,947 (25.3%)
(34.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.1
State:

4.0

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Providence, Rhode Island:

  • 94no bedroom
  • 1,0271 bedroom
  • 6,2482 bedrooms
  • 8,6833 bedrooms
  • 3,3654 bedrooms
  • 2,1485+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Providence, Rhode Island:

  • 3,077no bedroom
  • 10,7591 bedroom
  • 16,8302 bedrooms
  • 8,2763 bedrooms
  • 1,3404 bedrooms
  • 5425+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Providence in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 1,790no vehicle
  • 8,2681 vehicle
  • 8,6862 vehicles
  • 2,0803 vehicles
  • 5694 vehicles
  • 1725+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Providence in renter-occupied apartments

  • 12,509no vehicle
  • 18,9291 vehicle
  • 7,7682 vehicles
  • 1,1233 vehicles
  • 2544 vehicles
  • 2415+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Providence, Rhode Island:

  • 391 room
  • 1772 rooms
  • 8113 rooms
  • 2,3594 rooms
  • 5,4335 rooms
  • 4,7606 rooms
  • 2,7067 rooms
  • 2,0498 rooms
  • 3,2319+ rooms

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Providence, Rhode Island:

  • 2,5771 room
  • 4,1482 rooms
  • 7,6583 rooms
  • 10,0404 rooms
  • 9,9815 rooms
  • 4,2516 rooms
  • 9917 rooms
  • 5468 rooms
  • 6329+ rooms

Year house built

Median 2013 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Providence, RI household income distribution

  • Providence, RI household income distribution
  • 13,430Less than $10,000
  • 6,173$10,000 to $14,999
  • 5,181$15,000 to $19,999
  • 4,568$20,000 to $24,999
  • 4,327$25,000 to $29,999
  • 3,515$30,000 to $34,999
  • 3,352$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,745$40,000 to $44,999
  • 2,607$45,000 to $49,999
  • 4,022$50,000 to $59,999
  • 4,121$60,000 to $74,999
  • 3,917$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,655$100,000 to $124,999
  • 657$125,000 to $149,999
  • 861$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,196$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Providence, RI

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Providence, RI
  • 527Less than $10,000
  • 202$10,000 to $14,999
  • 76$15,000 to $19,999
  • 23$20,000 to $24,999
  • 38$25,000 to $29,999
  • 247$40,000 to $49,999
  • 693$50,000 to $59,999
  • 388$60,000 to $69,999
  • 556$70,000 to $79,999
  • 794$80,000 to $89,999
  • 431$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,612$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,891$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,619$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,735$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,268$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,600$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,852$300,000 to $399,999
  • 683$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,188$500,000 to $749,999
  • 947$750,000 to $999,999
  • 145$1,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Providence, RI

  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Providence, RI
  • 1,225Less than $100
  • 1,250$100 to $149
  • 1,056$150 to $199
  • 2,240$200 to $249
  • 1,093$250 to $299
  • 1,012$300 to $349
  • 660$350 to $399
  • 610$400 to $449
  • 440$450 to $499
  • 834$500 to $549
  • 1,250$550 to $599
  • 2,178$600 to $649
  • 2,466$650 to $699
  • 3,761$700 to $749
  • 3,468$750 to $799
  • 4,146$800 to $899
  • 3,526$900 to $999
  • 4,092$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,422$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,319$1,500 to $1,999
  • 327$2,000 or more
  • 705No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 10,4341995 to March 2000
  • 9,5031990 to 1994
  • 8,1371985 to 1989
  • 6,5201980 to 1984
  • 3,5081975 to 1979
  • 2,0611970 to 1974
  • 1,6481965 to 1969
  • 2,136Before 1965
Providence commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 2,408
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 9,674
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 14,490
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 13,923
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 8,583
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 2,869
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 5,589
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 763
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,242
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 2,516
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2,189
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,270
Providence, RI Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 78.8%
Number of people working at home: 1,653 (2.5% of all workers)

Providence mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 40,632 (60%)
  • Carpooled: 10,360 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,966 (6%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 75 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 63 (0%)
  • Railroad: 668 (1%)
  • Ferryboat: 11 (0%)
  • Taxi: 115 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 701 (1%)
  • Walked: 8,227 (12%)
  • Other means: 698 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,653 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 69,531
 Italian: 20,958
 Irish: 10,895
 Subsaharan African:: 7,016
 Portuguese: 5,777
 English: 4,977
 United States or American: 4,255
 French (except Basque): 3,797
 German: 3,489
 Cape Verdean: 3,356
 Polish: 2,749
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 2,618
 French Canadian: 2,056
 Haitian: 1,865
 African: 1,780
 Russian: 1,658
 Scottish: 1,063
 Nigerian: 877
 Armenian: 868
 Swedish: 688
 European: 683
 Liberian: 609
 Arab:: 600
 Greek: 549
 Scotch-Irish: 492
 Eastern European: 478
 British: 465
 Jamaican: 431
 Lithuanian: 328
 Ukrainian: 319
 Lebanese: 312
 Canadian: 281
 Dutch: 279
 Ghanian: 270
 Norwegian: 266
 Hungarian: 256
 Welsh: 256
 Austrian: 252
 Turkish: 231
 Romanian: 191
 Syrian: 135
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 133
 Danish: 124
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 71
 Swiss: 70
 West Indian: 70
 Iranian: 69
 British West Indian: 66
 Brazilian: 64
 Belgian: 62
 Other Subsaharan African: 58
 Northern European: 57
 Arab/Arabic: 55
 Israeli: 48
 Slovak: 47
 Finnish: 46
 Czechoslovakian: 43
 Egyptian: 40
 Czech: 38
 Other Arab: 35
 Kenyan: 34
 Soviet Union: 34
 Scandinavian: 30
 Yugoslavian: 29
 Serbian: 27
 Cypriot: 24
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 24
 Jordanian: 23
 Pennsylvania German: 20
 Australian: 19
 Latvian: 19
 Ethiopian: 18
 Celtic: 17
 Slovene: 15
 Macedonian: 14
 Estonian: 14
 Belizean: 14
 Croatian: 13
 Carpatho Rusyn: 13
 Bulgarian: 9
 Bahamian: 8
 Luxemburger: 8
 South African: 7
 Barbadian: 7
 Sierra Leonean: 7
 Guyanese: 6

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 31%Dominican Republic
  • 15%Guatemala
  • 5%Cambodia
  • 4%Portugal
  • 4%Other Western Africa
  • 3%Laos
  • 3%Haiti

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

48% of Providence residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 16% lived in Rhode Island.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,591
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 701
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,774
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,330
  • 9th grade: 2,202
  • 10th grade: 2,325
  • 11th grade: 1,754
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,434
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 9,361
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,827
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,963
  • Associate degree: 1,973
  • Bachelor's degree: 6,474
  • Master's degree: 2,954
  • Professional school degree: 1,490
  • Doctorate degree: 1,203

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,942
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,034
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,236
  • 7th and 8th grade: 3,000
  • 9th grade: 2,537
  • 10th grade: 2,432
  • 11th grade: 2,146
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,466
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 12,806
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,524
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,822
  • Associate degree: 2,524
  • Bachelor's degree: 6,122
  • Master's degree: 3,489
  • Professional school degree: 1,079
  • Doctorate degree: 639

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 6.4%Males
  • 6.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 13.6%Males
  • 14.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 15.9%Males
  • 8.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 13.6%Males
  • 6.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 10.4%Males
  • 16.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 10.9%Males
  • 17.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 10.3%Males
  • 15.9%Females
Providence marital status for males
Providence marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

Median worth of mobile homes: $145,912

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Providence:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 61.1%Utility gas
  • 35.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 64.8%Utility gas
  • 19.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.6%Electricity
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,766
Here:

12.5%
Rhode Island:

12.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 989
Here:

10.2%
Rhode Island:

12.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 16,258
Here:

71.6%
Rhode Island:

43.8%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)