Providence, Rhode Island 

19 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and Maps

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker

RHODE ISLAND TOTAL CASES REPORTED

1,450

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

430,376

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

179,509

+0.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.1%

Median Income

$37,514

Median Home Price

$210,500

Best Places to Live in Providence, Rhode Island

Capital-city complex - Eastern edge of Rhode Island at the head of Narragansett Bay. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Providence, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Educated population
-Arts and culture
-Attractive downtown
Cons
-Cost of living and housing
-Economy
-Depressed areas

Local Listings in Providence
 $170,000 
36 Minnesota St
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 1048 SqFt
 $197,900 
122 Cass St
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1846 SqFt
 $200,000 
668 Academy Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 1773 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Providence-Warwick Metro Area

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).


Best Neighborhoods In Providence, Rhode Island: Download the BestPlaces App

QUICK FACTS

City: Providence
Zip Codes: 02909 02908 02907 02906 02905 02903 02912
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 51 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Providence is 5.1% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Providence jobs have increased by 1.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Providence's cost of living is 5.1% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Providence's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Providence, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Providence county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Providence's population is 179,509 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 0.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Providence is $210,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.5%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Providence public schools spend $18,012 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.1 students per teacher in Providence. More Education


Best Places to Live in Providence Rankings


Housing Market in Providence

It's a good time to buy in Providence. Home Appreciation is up 6.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Providence Real Estate

The median home price in Providence is $210,500. Browse Homes in this Range.


View More Data >

Reviews for Providence   19 Reviews
LOVIN IT - 8/13/2018
I think I hate this city more then my... Read More

Start Your Review of Providence


How is Providence RI? - 2/26/2016
I currently live in Rockford IL and just graduated college for broadcasting. I want to move out of this depressing, negative city and was thinking about Providence,... Read More

Providence is the most pot smoking city US I've ev - 9/15/2014
And I've been to San Francisco and Seattle, so that's saying a lot. If you like pot, good for you, my annoyance is with all the people who smoke pot plainly in... Read More


View More Data >

COMPARE COST OF LIVING
Compare Providence, Rhode Island to any other place in the USA.

MAPS OF PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time.Providence,Rhode Island Map
ZIP CODES IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
02909 02908 02907 02906 02905 02903 02912

PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP

Members receive 10 FREE city profile downloads a month, unlimited access to our detailed cost of living calculator and analysis, unlimited access to our DataEngine, and more.

Try Now

NEW LISTINGS IN PROVIDENCE
$170,000
36 Minnesota St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$197,900
122 Cass St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$200,000
668 Academy Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$359,000
153 Carpenter St
Bed 5 | Bath 2

$195,000
207 New York Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$224,900
79 Bolton Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$295,000
54 Wabun Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2

Join BestPlaces