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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    A
Blackstone is a neighborhood in Providence, Rhode Island with a population of 14,296. Blackstone is in Providence County and is one of the best places to live in Rhode Island. Living in Blackstone offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Blackstone there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Blackstone and residents tend to be liberal.
About Blackstone...
Population
14,296

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$390,054
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,215
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Blackstone Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods 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
    14.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    270.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    343.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    87.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$111,540
National
$55,322
Families with Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    41%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Blackstone Reviews

3 reviews
Good central location to Boston, New York, Connecticut and more. Beautiful, growing small historical city. Cons are high taxes and the public transit could absolutely extend/improve.
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There are the perfect amount of stores. It's not overwhelming at all, but it's a good amount.
We have many opportunities for employment. There are different kinds so we have many to choose from.