Providence, Rhode Island 

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Population

179,509

+0.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

8.6%

Median Income

$37,514

Median Home Price

$210,500

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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.

Providence, RI Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Educated population
Arts and culture
Attractive downtown
Cons
Cost of living and housing
Economy
Depressed areas


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).


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Rhode Island
County: Providence County
Metro Area: Providence-Warwick Metro Area
Political Ideology: Strongly liberal
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 8.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). 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
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Providence county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 60.5% to 37.6%. 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 Real Estate: $210,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.5%.

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



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Housing Market in Providence

It's a good time to buy in Providence. Home Appreciation is up 6.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Providence is $210,500.

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Reviews for Providence   20 Reviews
STAY AWAY - 11/8/2020
I grew up in a ghett part of Massachusetts, aka Fal River. Honestly, Providence is a step up from Fall River. Once you look past the colleges, the restaurants, and the... Read More

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

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


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MAPS OF PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
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ZIP CODES IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
02909 02908 02907 02906 02905 02903 02912

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