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Providence, RI

Providence leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress
179,435
Providence Population7
$
40,540
Median Income6
8.9
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Providence's aged 15- to 19-years old saw the steapest decline since 2010, falling by 21%, whereas the average population in that segment only declined by 4%

Age

30.0
Median Age7
0.6
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Providence residents are predominantly Hispanic/Puerto Rican and the city is becoming less diverse as the Hispanic community has grown by 13.4% since 2010, while the white community, 2nd largest in the city, has shrunk by 29.9%

Race

72.7
%
Rhode Island Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Providence has cold winters and rarely gets very hot. The temperature reaches 90°F or above only 10 days per year with an average temperature in January of 29°F

Weather

34
%
Chance of Rain11
57
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature36

 

Housing

The average home value in Providence increased by 40% since 2010 which is 3% lower than the national average and 15% higher than the state average

Rent

$
2,100
Monthly Average12
65
%
Renters37

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Providence is a slightly high tax location with income tax 27% lower than the national average and sales tax near the national average, but property tax 49% higher than the national average.

Other

1.66
%
Property Tax21
7.0
%
Sales Tax20
3.46
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)38

 

Employment

Providence has a very low employment rate of 91% which is 3% lower than the national average. The largest employers are Textron and Citizens Financial Group

Income

21.3
%
<$25,0006
11.0
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Providence leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results39

Representatives

Mayor28 Jorge Elorza
Democratic
House of Representative28 Jim Langevin
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Newport Hospital, is 23.2 miles from the center of Providence, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Providence VA Medical Center, is 0.4 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Rhode Island Hospital, is 1.1 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 Yes
Decriminalized29 Yes, but small fine for possession up to an ounce
 

Safety

In Rhode Island, 13.9% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a marginal decrease from 2000 when 15.3% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

Yes
Universal Background Checks30
Yes
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#91 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report31
#15 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades32
 

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