Providence, RI

Census Place

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2022 Population
189,715
0.478% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jack Reed
Democratic Party
US Senator
Sheldon Whitehouse
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
32.3
0.623% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
21.3%
0.861% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$61,365
10% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$293,000
17.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
90,680
0.672% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Providence, RI had a population of 190k people with a median age of 32.3 and a median household income of $61,365. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Providence, RI grew from 188,812 to 189,715, a 0.478% increase and its median household income grew from $55,787 to $61,365, a 10% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Providence, RI are White (Non-Hispanic) (34.4%), Other (Hispanic) (17.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.7%), White (Hispanic) (11.1%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (10.8%).

None of the households in Providence, RI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

83.8% of the residents in Providence, RI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Providence, RI are Brown University (3,506 degrees awarded in 2022), Johnson & Wales University-Providence (1,577 degrees), and Providence College (1,479 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Providence, RI was $293,000, and the homeownership rate was 39.9%.

Most people in Providence, RI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Providence, RI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Providence, RI is home to a population of 190k people, from which 83.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 31.7% of Providence, RI residents were born outside of the country (60.1k people).

In 2022, there were 1.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (65.3k people) in Providence, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.5k Other (Hispanic) and 24.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

83.8%
2022 Citizenship
84.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 83.8% of Providence, RI residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Providence, RI was 84.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Providence, RI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    65.3k ± 2.07k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    33.5k ± 2.78k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    24.1k ± 2k
42.6%
Hispanic Population
80.8k people

In 2022, there were 1.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (65.3k people) in Providence, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.5k Other (Hispanic) and 24.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

42.6% of the people in Providence, RI are hispanic (80.8k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    34,203 ± 4,469 people
  2. Guatemala
    16,562 ± 3,136 people
  3. Portugal
    12,711 ± 2,752 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Rhode Island was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 34,203 Rhode Island residents, followed by Guatemala with 16,562 and Portugal with 12,711.

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Foreign-Born Population

31.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
60.1k people
30.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
58k people

As of 2022, 31.7% of Providence, RI residents (60.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Providence, RI was 30.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,148 ± 329
  2. Vietnam
    1,010 ± 239
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    308 ± 135

Providence, RI has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Providence, RI employs 90.7k people. The largest industries in Providence, RI are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,839 people), Educational Services (11,842 people), and Manufacturing (10,260 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($101,806), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($90,191), and Finance & Insurance ($73,350).

Males in Rhode Island have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,610. The income inequality in Rhode Island (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

90.7k
2022 Value
± 3,049
0.672%
1 Year growth
± 4.74%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Providence, RI grew at a rate of 0.672%, from 90.1k employees to 90.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Providence, RI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,965 people), Management Occupations (7,681 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,592 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Providence, RI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

90.7k
2022 Value
± 3,049
0.672%
1 Year growth
± 4.74%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Providence, RI grew at a rate of 0.672%, from 90.1k employees to 90.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Providence, RI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,839 people), Educational Services (11,842 people), and Manufacturing (10,260 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Providence, RI, though some of these residents may live in Providence, RI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,244
Median earning men ± $1,898
$35,344
Median earning women ± $1,388

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($69,409), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,462), and Information ($59,732).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($57,337), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,172), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,935).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.31%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 488k people employed in Rhode Island. This represents a 1.31% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 20.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Rhode Island.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Rhode Island went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 59.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.977%).

Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are the senators currently representing the state of Rhode Island. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Rhode Island is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Rhode Island

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Jack Reed
Senator from Rhode Island2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator from Rhode Island1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007

Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are the senators currently representing Rhode Island.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Rhode Island

Rhode Island is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Rhode Island have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Providence, RI awarded 8,080 degrees. The student population of Providence, RI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 10,840 male students and 14,933 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Providence, RI are White (3,956 and 56.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (859 and 12.3%), Asian (785 and 11.2%), and Black or African American (686 and 9.8%).

The largest universities in Providence, RI by number of degrees awarded are Brown University (3,506 and 43.4%), Johnson & Wales University-Providence (1,577 and 19.5%), and Providence College (1,479 and 18.3%).

The most popular majors in Providence, RI are General Business Administration & Management (442 and 5.47%), Computer Science (382 and 4.73%), and General Finance (264 and 3.27%).

The median tuition cost in Providence, RI for private four year colleges is $47,166.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Providence, RI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 21.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 27.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 25,773 (42.1% men and 57.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 25,773 students enrolled in Providence, RI, 42.1% men and 57.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 11,894 records, of which 55.4% were women and 44.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 271 degrees awarded
  2. 222 degrees awarded
  3. 218 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Providence, RI was Computer Science with 271 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,506 degrees awarded
  2. 1,577 degrees awarded
  3. 1,479 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brown University with 3,506 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,299 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Providence, RI, which is 0.69 times less than the 4,781 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,956 degrees mean that there were 4.61 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 859 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($47,166) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,009) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,726) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.16% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.22% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (248k), Some college (184k), and Bachelors Degree (180k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Providence, RI was $293,000 in 2022, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $248,900 to $293,000, a 17.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Providence, RI is 39.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Providence, RI have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Providence, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Providence, RI is $61,365. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Providence, RI was Census Tract 34 with a value of $179,886, followed by Census Tract 36.02 and Census Tract 32, with respective values of $128,828 and $119,706.

Property

$293,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,930
$27,603
Median Property Taxes
±$1,487

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Providence, RI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Providence, RI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

39.9%
Homeownership
2022
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 39.9% of the housing units in Providence, RI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 40.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 34
  2. Census Tract 36.02
  3. Census Tract 32

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Providence, RI was Census Tract 34 with a value of $179,886, followed by Census Tract 36.02 and Census Tract 32, with respective values of $128,828 and $119,706.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$61,365
Median Household Income
± $2,746
69.1k
Number of Households
± 2,603

In 2022, the median household income of the 69.1k households in Providence, RI grew to $61,365 from the previous year's value of $55,787.

The following chart displays the households in Providence, RI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Providence, RI is from Rhode Island.
0.447
2022 Wage GINI in Rhode Island
0.451
2021 Wage GINI in Rhode Island

In 2022, the income inequality in Rhode Island was 0.447 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.831% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Rhode Island was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Rhode Island in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (64.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.5%)
  3. Carpooled (9.83%)

In 2022, 64.7% of workers in Providence, RI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.5%) and those who carpooled to work (9.83%).

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Providence, RI have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.58% of the workforce in Providence, RI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Providence, RI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Providence, RI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Providence, RI (37.1k out of 174k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Providence, RI is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.2% of the population of Providence, RI has health coverage, with 38.9% on employee plans, 32.9% on Medicaid, 6.95% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 0.52% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Providence County, RI see 1009 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.18% decrease from the previous year (1021 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1666 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 194 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,009 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Providence County, RI

Primary care physicians in Providence County, RI see an average of 1,009 patients per year. This represents a 1.18% decrease from the previous year (1,021 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Providence County, RI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.4% under 18 years, 31.8% between 18 and 34 years, 33.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.84%
Uninsured
38.9%
Employer Coverage
32.9%
Medicaid
6.95%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
0.52%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Providence, RI grew by 0.292% from 6.82% to 6.84%.

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