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Providence County, RI&

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Population
633,473
0.24% growth
Median Age
37.4
Median Household Income
$50,565
6.5% growth
Poverty Rate
16.8%
Number of Employees
303,019
0.45% growth
Median Property Value
$212,000
2.32% growth

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Economy

The economy of Providence County, RI employs 303,019 people. The economy of Providence County, RI is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 2.33; 1.28; and 1.26 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Providence County, RI are Healthcare & Social Assistance (51,496), Retail trade (37,415), and Manufacturing (36,774), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,447), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($49,374), and Finance & Insurance ($48,323).

Median household income in Providence County, RI is $50,565. Males in Providence County, RI have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,635. The income inequality of Providence County, RI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Providence County, RI. In Providence County, RI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 95 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,993. Providence County, RI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Rhode Island.

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Diversity

Providence County, RI is home to a population of 633,473 people, from which 91% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Providence County, RI is composed of 396,334 White residents (62.6%), 134,895 Hispanic residents (21.3%), 49,780 Black residents (7.86%), 26,050 Asian residents (4.11%), and 17,676 Two+ residents (2.79%). The most common foreign languages in Providence County, RI are Spanish (103,089 speakers), Portuguese (23,394 speakers), and French (7,354 speakers), but compared to other places, Providence County, RI has a relative high number of Portuguese (23,394 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (3,858 speakers), and Laotian (2,304 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Providence County, RI awarded 12,147 degrees. The student population of Providence County, RI is skewed towards females, with 5,096 male students and 7,051 female students. Most students in Providence County, RI are White (6,943 and 57.2%), followed by Unknown (1,143 and 9.4%), Hispanic or Latino (1,122 and 9.2%), and Black or African American (779 and 6.41%). The largest universities in Providence County, RI by number of graduates are Johnson & Wales University-Providence (3,497 and 28.8%), Brown University (2,789 and 23%), and Rhode Island College (1,788 and 14.7%). The most popular majors in Providence County, RI are Foodservice System Management (536 and 4.41%), General Business Administration & Management (349 and 2.87%), and Accounting (329 and 2.71%). The median tuition costs in Providence County, RI are $45,530 for private four year colleges, and $7,118 and $18,779 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Providence County, RI is $212,000, which is 1.09 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $207,200 to $212,000, a 2.32% increase. The homeownership rate of Providence County, RI is 52.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in Providence County, RI have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Providence County, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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