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0.07% growth
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0.43% growth
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-4.78% decline

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The economy of Providence, RI employs 79,723 people. The economy of Providence, RI is specialized in Educational Services; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 1.57; 1.25; and 1.24 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Providence, RI are Healthcare & Social Assistance (13,842), Educational Services (11,728), and Manufacturing (9,584), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,900), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($46,042), and Finance & Insurance ($44,813).

Median household income in Providence, RI is $37,501. Males in Providence, RI have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,705. The income inequality of Providence, RI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.517 which is higher 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, 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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Providence, RI is home to a population of 178,680 people, from which 82.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Providence, RI is composed of 71,887 Hispanic residents (40.2%), 64,189 White residents (35.9%), 23,300 Black residents (13%), 11,902 Asian residents (6.66%), and 4,335 Two+ residents (2.43%). The most common foreign languages in Providence, RI are Spanish (60,014 speakers), Portuguese (2,687 speakers), and Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (2,561 speakers), but compared to other places, Providence, RI has a relative high number of Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (2,561 speakers), Laotian (874 speakers), and Portuguese (2,687 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Providence, RI awarded 8,363 degrees. The student population of Providence, RI is skewed towards females, with 3,552 male students and 4,811 female students. Most students in Providence, RI are White (4,386 and 52.4%), followed by Unknown (849 and 10.2%), Hispanic or Latino (706 and 8.44%), and Black or African American (482 and 5.76%). The largest universities in Providence, RI by number of graduates are Johnson & Wales University-Providence (3,497 and 41.8%), Brown University (2,789 and 33.3%), and Providence College (1,325 and 15.8%). The most popular majors in Providence, RI are Foodservice System Management (536 and 6.41%), General Biological Sciences (215 and 2.57%), and General Economics (212 and 2.53%). The median tuition costs in Providence, RI are N/A for private four year colleges, and $48,272 and $48,272 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, RI is $177,100, which is 0.91 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $186,000 to $177,100, a -4.78% increase. The homeownership rate of Providence, RI is 34.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Providence, RI have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Providence, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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