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
    273
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    61
    41
  • Robbery
    157
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    714
    525
  • Theft
    2,371
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    304
    263

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 is like a little New York City. The city is alive day and night. There are tons of smalls shops and restaurants from pizza to fine dining. Providence is home to the historic 18 story Biltmore hotel as well as a three story shopping mall, and numerous colleges. Providence is a great town for college students because of the close proximity to colleges, the nightlife, and the variety of restaurants. I would recommend this city to my friends, a new family, and grandparents. It's a beautiful and scenic town near Narragansett Bay with tons to do!
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I was born and raised in providence my whole life. The schools aren't so great, its more of a come to class or pay favorite and you'll pass. The cost to live here is pretty decent compared to other cities in like Massachusetts and East Providence. The food in providence is amazing! As soon as I was able to drive, I would go to thayer st or atwells avenue to try all the amazing food ranging from seafood to your classic american cuisine. I just wish the school systems improved along with job opportunities. Since its so small and a lot of people live in the city not everyone is able to work for a decent rate or at all, which causes some people (minorities especially) to collect from the government.
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.