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Providence,RI index of house prices

Total population: 179,154 (Urban population: 173,618, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 67,393 (58,170 occupied: 19,241 owner occupied, 38,929 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

67%
State:

42%

Housing density: 3,649 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $221,891.

Median contract rent in 2016: $437 (lower quartile is $313, upper quartile is $557)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $814


Median gross rent in Providence, RI in 2016: $526

Housing units in Providence with a mortgage: 13,765 (303 second mortgage, 1,099 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,476

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $82,371

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $58,250

Median monthly housing costs: $993


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Providence, Rhode Island Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $179,400 (it was $101,700 in 2000)
Providence:

$179,400
Rhode Island:

$247,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $140,600 - $334,800

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $274,809
Here:

$274,809
State:

$319,663

Townhouses or other attached units: $249,832
Here:

$249,832
State:

$261,623

In 2-unit structures: $173,309
Here:

$173,309
State:

$196,183

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $204,981
Here:

$204,981
State:

$207,180

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $323,459
Here:

$323,459
State:

$219,537

Mobile homes: $64,872
Here:

$64,872
State:

$49,460
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1939

Household type by relationship:

Households: 179,214
  • In family households: 129,680 (13,126 male householders, 20,560 female householders)
    18,685 spouses, 55,949 children (51,952 natural, 1,799 adopted, 2,198 stepchildren), 4,607 grandchildren, 5,202 brothers or sisters, 3,884 parents, 4,238 other relatives, 3,429 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 35,303 (12,101 male householders (8,773 living alone)), 12,383 female householders (10,277 living alone)), 10,819 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 14,231

Size of family households: 12,965 2-persons, 7,909 3-persons, 6,949 4-persons, 3,740 5-persons, 1,604 6-persons, 519 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 19,050 1-person, 4,415 2-persons, 487 3-persons, 317 4-persons, 56 6-persons, 159 7-or-more-persons.

20,668 married couples with children.
15,945 single-parent households (1,788 men, 14,157 women).

46.8% of residents of Providence speak English at home.
40.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
5.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
5.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 4% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 51,290 (28.6%)
(40.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.0
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 133no bedroom
  • 1,1511 bedroom
  • 4,7502 bedrooms
  • 7,0813 bedrooms
  • 3,6474 bedrooms
  • 2,4795+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Providence population

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

  • 2,432no bedroom
  • 9,0341 bedroom
  • 15,2002 bedrooms
  • 10,5513 bedrooms
  • 1,0784 bedrooms
  • 6345+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Providence population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 560no vehicle
  • 7,1781 vehicle
  • 7,6242 vehicles
  • 3,4353 vehicles
  • 2794 vehicles
  • 1655+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Providence population

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

  • 9,893no vehicle
  • 20,6561 vehicle
  • 7,2222 vehicles
  • 7233 vehicles
  • 2764 vehicles
  • 1595+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Providence population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 1331 room
  • 1492 rooms
  • 4433 rooms
  • 2,3514 rooms
  • 4,8315 rooms
  • 3,4366 rooms
  • 2,1477 rooms
  • 1,8398 rooms
  • 3,9129+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Providence population

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

  • 2,2541 room
  • 2,6892 rooms
  • 5,4303 rooms
  • 10,9184 rooms
  • 11,0255 rooms
  • 4,7126 rooms
  • 8767 rooms
  • 5128 rooms
  • 5139+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Providence population

Year house built

Median 2016 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
  • 8,831Less than $10,000
  • 4,676$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3,082$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2,749$20,000 to $24,999
  • 3,313$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2,743$30,000 to $34,999
  • 3,375$35,000 to $39,999
  • 3,340$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,463$45,000 to $49,999
  • 4,360$50,000 to $59,999
  • 4,176$60,000 to $74,999
  • 5,355$75,000 to $99,999
  • 3,490$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,049$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,156$150,000 to $199,999
  • 3,012$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Providence, RI

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Providence, RI
  • 200Less than $10,000
  • 23$10,000 to $14,999
  • 26$20,000 to $24,999
  • 54$25,000 to $29,999
  • 164$40,000 to $49,999
  • 88$50,000 to $59,999
  • 304$60,000 to $69,999
  • 264$70,000 to $79,999
  • 293$80,000 to $89,999
  • 331$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,754$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,102$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,685$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,902$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,610$200,000 to $249,999
  • 864$250,000 to $299,999
  • 2,206$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,040$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,270$500,000 to $749,999
  • 931$750,000 to $999,999
  • 79$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 51$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Providence, RI

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Providence, RI
  • 945Less than $100
  • 273$100 to $149
  • 640$150 to $199
  • 2,399$200 to $249
  • 923$250 to $299
  • 796$300 to $349
  • 649$350 to $399
  • 775$400 to $449
  • 1,175$450 to $499
  • 797$500 to $549
  • 919$550 to $599
  • 1,735$600 to $649
  • 1,949$650 to $699
  • 3,717$700 to $749
  • 2,165$750 to $799
  • 4,988$800 to $899
  • 3,314$900 to $999
  • 4,847$1,000 to $1,249
  • 2,744$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,611$1,500 to $1,999
  • 417$2,000 to $2,499
  • 165$2,500 to $2,999
  • 201$3,000 to $3,499
  • 785No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 13,5962010 or later
  • 15,1192000 to 2009
  • 10,9371990 to 1999
  • 14,6571980 to 1989
  • 5,5691970 to 1979
  • 3,784Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Providence population
Providence commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 2,050
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 6,650
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 14,080
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 18,068
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 11,382
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 3,315
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 7,668
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,248
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,868
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 4,029
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 3,678
  • 90 or more minutes: 2,281
Providence, RI Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 76.2%
Number of people working at home: 3,561 (4.5% of all workers)

Providence mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 96,046 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 9,637 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4,450 (4%)
  • Subway or elevated: 144 (0%)
  • Railroad: 510 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,434 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 600 (0%)
  • Walked: 8,309 (7%)
  • Worked at home: 3,561 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 Italian: 7,035
 Irish: 3,917
 Portuguese: 2,544
 Cape Verdean: 2,458
 Liberian: 2,231
 American: 2,027
 Haitian: 1,771
 African: 1,690
 English: 1,182
 French (except Basque): 1,163
 French Canadian: 1,076
 European: 1,036
 German: 971
 Nigerian: 956
 Russian: 800
 Polish: 759
 Eastern European: 630
 Jamaican: 363
 Scottish: 279
 Turkish: 271
 Greek: 259
 British: 256
 Armenian: 242
 West Indian: 230
 Lithuanian: 200
 Arab: 198
 Dutch: 173
 Lebanese: 126
 Brazilian: 110
 Swedish: 104
 Hungarian: 98
 Austrian: 92
 Ethiopian: 91
 Iraqi: 85
 Northern European: 85
 Israeli: 84
 Iranian: 78
 Scotch-Irish: 72
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 71
 Norwegian: 61
 Croatian: 56
 Swiss: 55
 Egyptian: 54
 Scandinavian: 52
 Moroccan: 51
 Belizean: 50
 Welsh: 49
 British West Indian: 49
 Czech: 44
 Ukrainian: 42
 Guyanese: 40
 Slavic: 38
 Barbadian: 36
 Bulgarian: 35
 Romanian: 34
 Albanian: 33
 Palestinian: 32
 Ghanaian: 31
 Australian: 27
 Slovak: 26
 Bermudan: 22
 Danish: 21
 Somali: 21
 Syrian: 18
 Belgian: 16
 Macedonian: 16
 Canadian: 16
 Bahamian: 15
 Cypriot: 14
 South African: 13
 Latvian: 12
 Icelander: 9
 Serbian: 8
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 6
 Zimbabwean: 3
 Luxemburger: 2
 Finnish: 2
 Yugoslavian: 2

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

  • 35%Dominican Republic
  • 17%Guatemala
  • 4%Liberia
  • 3%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 3%Cambodia
  • 2%Mexico
  • 2%Haiti

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

  • This state: 66,388
  • Other state: 50,760
  • Northeast: 38,177
  • Midwest: 2,826
  • South: 6,364
  • West: 3,393

78% of Providence residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 21% lived in Rhode Island.

Providence:

78.4%
State average:

85.9%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,183
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,281
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,725
  • 7th and 8th grade: 982
  • 9th grade: 1,570
  • 10th grade: 1,534
  • 11th grade: 1,187
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,364
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 14,424
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,677
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 5,790
  • Associate degree: 1,873
  • Bachelor's degree: 9,373
  • Master's degree: 4,193
  • Professional school degree: 1,512
  • Doctorate degree: 1,761

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,375
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 856
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,842
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,793
  • 9th grade: 1,133
  • 10th grade: 804
  • 11th grade: 1,122
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 409
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 16,015
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,397
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 7,384
  • Associate degree: 3,041
  • Bachelor's degree: 8,771
  • Master's degree: 4,719
  • Professional school degree: 1,119
  • Doctorate degree: 1,199

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.8%Males
  • 3.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 3.4%Males
  • 11.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 22.3%Males
  • 14.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 6.0%Males
  • 4.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 5.9%Males
  • 10.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 19.0%Males
  • 9.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 7.3%Males
  • 12.2%Females
Providence marital status for males
Providence marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,966
  • One, attached: 1,609
  • Two: 14,995
  • 3 or 4: 17,700
  • 5 to 9: 6,178
  • 10 to 19: 2,713
  • 20 to 49: 2,196
  • 50 or more: 6,695
  • Mobile homes: 341

Median worth of mobile homes: $168,871

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 1.9%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 3.9%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Providence:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Providence
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (75.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19.9%)
  • Electricity (5.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Solar energy (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (74.4%)
  • Electricity (15.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Coal or coke (0.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,335
Here:

13.3%
Rhode Island:

12.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,379
Here:

14.3%
Rhode Island:

13.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 15,867
Here:

64.8%
Rhode Island:

45.2%

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)