Providence, Rhode Island 

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Population

179,207

11% Growth

Unemployment Rate

6.5%

Median Income

$37,514

Avg. Home Price

$197,900

Best Places to Live in Providence, Rhode Island

Capital-city complex - Eastern edge of Rhode Island at the head of Narragansett Bay
Pros
-Educated population
-Arts and culture
-Attractive downtown
Cons
-Cost of living and housing
-Economy
-Depressed areas

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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

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

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Providence is 6.5% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Providence jobs have increased by 1.59%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Providence's cost of living is 6.40% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Providence's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Providence's population is 179,207 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.50%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Providence is $197,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.71%. 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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Providence

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Reviews for Providence   19 Reviews
LOVIN IT - 8/13/2018
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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


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