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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
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
East Providence is a suburb of Providence with a population of 47,449. East Providence is in Providence County. Living in East Providence offers residents a dense 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
47,449

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$215,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$948
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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East Providence Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    65.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    25.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    10.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    143.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    839.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    101
    284

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
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in East Providence

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,384
National
$55,322
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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 an overall friendly neighborhood with the "small town" vibe. Most residence of East Providence have lived in this town their entire life. Although it may take time for new residence to feel comfortable in the town and find friends, most people of East Providence can give newcomers a warm welcome.
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.