B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$177,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$913
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%

Providence Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    341
    0
  • Murder
    8
    0
  • Rape
    61
    41
  • Robbery
    157
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    714
    1
  • Theft
    2,371
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    304
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,501
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%
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Providence Reviews

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Small city in the tiniest state that packs a lot of punch! What I admire about Providence is that it is a city teeming with different cultures, and artistically expressive. You will encounter people from a plethora of different nationalities, all contributing to the multicultural city scape. Recently, there has been an increase in efforts to promote various art forms, through local festivals promoted by Firstworks. There are always musical events, theatrical performances, and fine art expos and workshops going on in the city, that is known for infamous Rhode Island School of Design.
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I lived in Providence, Rhode Island mostly all my life. I've seen some growth and I have seen a lot of downfalls. RI is a small state, which makes Providence even smaller. Everyone knows each other or knows of a friend of a friend. This state have beautiful sceneries and has a city or a town that would meet to anyone's personal standards. Providence is beautiful and has a varieties of different locations for the night life. Overall, Providence, RI is beautiful and has cool places to hang out at, but after a while, it gets boring here lol!
My experience in Providence is wonderful. Compared to other cities in the state, Providence has the most opportunity, diversity and entertainment. Providence is such a beautiful and vibrant small city. It is home to several colleges, like Brown University; offers a tourist various forms of cuisine and is rich in history. Much of these attractions are located in the heart of the city, the downtown area. Providence is also home to the Providence Friars, one of the best college basketball teams in the United States. I would definitely recommend that a tourist visit Providence is they are looking for a great, small town experience that is beautiful and relatively inexpensive.