Providence, Rhode Island 

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+8.8% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

108.1 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.0 / 5.0

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, Rhode Island is a charming city that offers a variety of activities for visitors. Home to several universities and colleges, the city is full of history, culture, and art. Tourists can explore the Waterplace Park along the banks of the Woonasquatucket River, take a stroll through the Roger Williams Park Zoo, or visit some of the many historical sites throughout downtown. For nightlife options, there's an array of restaurants and bars that provide incredible dining experiences and entertainment. With its wealth of attractions, Providence will surely make any trip to New England memorable! Capital-city complex - Eastern edge of Rhode Island at the head of Narragansett Bay.
State: Rhode Island
County: Providence County
Metro Area: Providence-Warwick Metro Area
City: Providence
Zip Codes: 02909 02908 02907 02906 02905 02903 02912
Cost of Living: 8.1% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 51 ft above sea level

Educated population
Arts and culture
Attractive downtown
Cost of living and housing
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).


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

Compared to the rest of the country, Providence's cost of living is 8.1% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Providence's Cost of Living

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

In the last Presidential election, Providence county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 60.5% to 37.6%. More Voting Stats

Providence's population is 188,812 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 0.7%. Learn More...

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

The median home cost in Providence is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.0%.

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 10.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Providence is .

Reviews for Providence   19 Reviews
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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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