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Providence is the capital and primary commercial, industrial, and residential area for this small New England state. Established as an enclave of religious tolerance and resident American rights in pre-Revolutionary times, it remains a center of liberal intellectual thought. It’s also an old manufacturing and typically New-England style old textile milling center, and the area and surrounding communities of New Bedford and Fall River have borne the brunt of considerable economic dislocation. The metro area covers the state of Rhode Island and spreads eastward into Bristol County, Massachusetts (where New Bedford and Fall River are located).


  • Location: Eastern edge of Rhode Island at the head of Narragansett Bay
  • Country: United States
  • State: Rhode Island
  • County: Washington County
  • Metro Area: No Metro Area

Quick Facts About Washington

    The unemployment rate in Washington County is 6.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Washington County jobs have Increased by 0.70 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Washington County's cost of living is 35.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Washington County's population is 126,692 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 2.55 percent.
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Washington County is $286,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 6.20 percent.
    Washington County public schools spend $18,246 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.6 students per teacher in Washington County.

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