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Overview
Population:178,185
Pop. Change:3%
State: Rhode Island
Metro Area: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River Metro Area
County: Providence County
City:Providence
Zip Code:02909, 02908, ... 10 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Providence's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Providence-New Bedford-Fall River Metro Area

Profile: Capital-city complex  Location: Eastern edge of Rhode Island at the head of Narragansett Bay Elevation: 51 Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

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Interesting Facts about Providence, Rhode Island

As of 2014, Providence's population is 178,185 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 2.65 percent.

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The median home cost in Providence is $137,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 5.90 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Providence's cost of living is 5.90% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Providence public schools spend $16,135 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.6 students per teacher in Providence.

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The unemployment rate in Providence is 9.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Providence jobs have Increased by 1.12 percent.


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Map Of Providence

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Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Providence's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes