Providence SnackAbility

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/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
8
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
6
Commute
8

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Providence, Rhode Island Info Snack

Providence is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Rhode Island in the early 1900s it was the most visited place , founded in 1636 and one of the oldest cities in the United States. It was founded by Roger Williams, a religious exile from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He named the area in honor of "God's merciful Providence" which he believed was responsible for revealing such a haven for him and his followers to settle. The city is situated at the mouth of the Providence River at the head of Narragansett Bay.
Population
179,509
Unemployment
9.7%
Poverty
26.9%
Median Home
$181,100
Median Income
$40,366
Median Rent
$949

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Rankings for Providence in Rhode Island

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1

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3

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4

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Population 4,915

5

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6

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7

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8

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Map Of Providence, RI

Population over time in Providence

Year Population % Change
2017 179,509 0.4%
2016 178,851 0.1%
2015 178,680 0.1%
2014 178,562 0.3%
2013 178,056 -0.1%
2012 178,185 0.0%
2011 178,130 -0.1%
2010 178,286 -

Crime in Providence Per 100k

Crime Providence RI USA
Violent Crime 533.8 232.2 382.9
Murder 6.7 1.9 5.3
Robbery 141.8 44.7 98.0
Aggravated Assault 327.5 143.5 248.9
Property Crime 3294.3 1751.6 2362.0
Burglary 563.2 303.6 430.4
Larceny 2408.6 1308.1 1694.0
Car Theft 322.5 140.0 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Providence

White
34.3% (61,659)
African American
13.1% (23,535)
American Indian
1.0% (1,797)
Asian
6.2% (11,076)
Hawaiian
0.2% (289)
Other
0.5% (905)
Two Or More
2.7% (4,856)
Hispanic
42.0% (75,392)
Race Providence RI USA
White 34.3% 73.2% 61.5%
African American 13.1% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 1.0% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 6.2% 3.3% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.5% 0.7% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.7% 2.3% 2.3%
Hispanic 42.0% 14.6% 17.6%

Household Income For Providence, Rhode Island

Less than $10,000
14.9% (2,674,684)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.7% (1,382,219)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.2% (2,190,009)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.1% (1,813,040)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.9% (2,136,157)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.1% (2,890,094)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.7% (1,741,237)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.8% (1,579,679)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.9% (700,085)
$200,000 or more
4.6% (825,741)
Income Providence RI USA
Less than $10,000 14.9% 7.3% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.7% 5.3% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.2% 9.3% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.1% 8.7% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.9% 11.6% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.1% 16.4% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.7% 12.9% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.8% 15.7% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.9% 6.7% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 4.6% 6.0% 6.3%

Gender in Providence

Female
51.8% (93,067)
Male
48.2% (86,441)
Gender Providence RI USA
Female 51.8% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 48.2% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Providence for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
11.9% (21,332)
9-12th Grade
10.3% (18,523)
High School / GED
26.9% (48,365)
Some College
15.6% (28,004)
Associate's Degree
5.1% (9,184)
Bachelor's Degree
16.2% (29,140)
Master's Degree
8.2% (14,696)
Professional Degree
2.8% (5,001)
Doctorate Degree
2.9% (5,260)
Education Providence RI USA
< 9th Grade 11.9% 5.5% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 10.3% 7.2% 7.2%
High School / GED 26.9% 27.9% 27.3%
Some College 15.6% 18.1% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 5.1% 8.3% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 16.2% 19.8% 19.1%
Master's Degree 8.2% 9.2% 8.4%
Professional Degree 2.8% 2.1% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.9% 1.8% 1.4%

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