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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Cumberland is a suburb of Providence with a population of 34,498. Cumberland is in Providence County and is one of the best places to live in Rhode Island. Living in Cumberland offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cumberland there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Cumberland and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Cumberland are highly rated.
About Cumberland...
Population
34,498

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$266,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$954
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Cumberland 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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    40
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    151.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    648.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    68.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Cumberland

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,713
National
$55,322

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Cumberland Reviews

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I have been living in Cumberland for about fourteen years now. It is a safe community for all people to live in. It is easy to travel and get around town as well. In Cumberland, there is an abundance of stores, restaurants, gas stations, churches, schools, etc.. I like the schools offered in Cumberland for young kids. All schools offer a great education with safety and learning being a top priority for the kids. Kids even get out of school an hour early on Wednesdays! One thing I would like to see a change in Cumberland is diversity! Cumberland is a highly populated caucasian area, and Cumberland could use more people from different cultures around the world! Also, gas is slightly expensive, I would love to see that change as well!
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My experience in Cumberland has been wonderful! Everyone is very nice here, and the environment is layback and enjoyable. It can be very quiet at times which is relaxing, and the loudest it ever gets is at rush hour or in the morning. The schools are great, stores, and there are many popular places that people go. Overall great community.
It's a very cute town with with many neighboring towns harboring lots to do. Everyone knows everyone there, and are probably related somehow. If you grew up in Cumberland, chances are you'll leave but then return to have your kids grow up there. It is very community-oriented and there are many festivals (Cumberland Fest) or celebrations (4th of July, Haunted Hill, etc). It's a nice place to live with many job opportunities and good school programs. It's also a good place to retire.