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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
East Providence is a suburb of Providence with a population of 47,425. East Providence is in Providence County. Living in East Providence offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In East Providence there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in East Providence and residents tend to be liberal.
About East Providence...
Population
47,425

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$208,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$928
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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East Providence 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
    94.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    29.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    18.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    141
    500.1
  • Theft
    978.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    96.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in East Providence

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,707
National
$55,322
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East Providence Reviews

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Medium sized city with close access to beautiful Providence RI only 5 mins away by car! We have many delicious restaurants, especially wonderful portugese food. The public school system is poor, but excellent private, catholic and charter schools available. Very nice parks and playgrounds for kids and adults.
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East Providence is a small city next to Providence, the capital of our small state. It is a very diverse place, with many Portuguese immigrants and children of immigrants. Their pride for their homeland is evident in the many Portuguese flags displayed around the three neighborhoods of the city, as well as the yearly cultural festival. Multiple parks have been renovated during the past few years, making meeting with other people easy and safe. These parks are places where the community can interact with all of its members in a productive manner. The community is tightly-knit, and creates a safety net for anyone who needs help. Overall, this city is an excellent city for families of all sizes.
I have always had a passion for barbering and cosmetology- one of many things my wife and I have in common. We believe that helping people feel confident about themselves enables them to be their best, truest self. Barbering has been a past-time of mine since I was 13 years old, and I have been cutting hair for friends and family for about 7 years. I started to think that being a barber would be my career. And why stop there!? Maybe we could even run our own business! My wife and I make a wonderful team, and when we work together anything is possible. I pitched the idea to my wife and to my step-son, and they absolutely loved it. We have the vision and the motivation; now all we need is the education and the funds to do-so. With dedication, and a little help, we sincerely believe we can make this happen.