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Providence
  • City in Rhode Island

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Providence is a city in Rhode Island with a population of 189,715. Providence is in Providence County. Living in Providence offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Providence there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Providence and residents tend to be liberal.

About

About Providence...
Population
189,715

Home Listings

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$293,000
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,214
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    230.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    34.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    71.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    203.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,950.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    377.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    17%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    national  11%

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