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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Providence County is located in Rhode Island with a population of 633,704. Living in Providence County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Providence County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Providence County and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$214,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$923
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Providence County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    193.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    44.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    65.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    362.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,470.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    187.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

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Providence County Reviews

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Providence is a very small and cute county. It has lots of great restaurants and clubs for nightlife. Streets such as Thayer or Lark street are a perfect place to spend a day with the family or friends. They are the perfect environment to relax, hit a spa, watch movies and maybe grab a bite to eat after a fun-filled day. Providence is also surrounded by nature and has various parks such as Roger Williams Park, Lippits Memorial park, and Blackstone park.
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What a town! It's great! The food is the bets part because you can get great Italian and seafood pretty much everywhere, as well as superb Korean, Thai, sushi, Mexican, Peruvian, Colombian and vegan cuisine.
My experience mostly is confined to the Downtown and College Hill area, since I am a student and am limited in my transportation. Providence has come a long way in the past few decades from what I have read and the photos I've seen. It has a hipster, artsy vibe. Small, not very densely populated, with small shops and cafes embedded in historical buildings. There is enough good food variety around the place that I'm not bored yet, and the Providence Mall supplies all the mainstream needs.
There are plenty of small crimes, especially outside of the area I am accustomed to, and the segregation between this area and south Providence, with a physical border of the highway I95, poses equality and socioeconomic issues with the city.