Providence, RI Population

Population: 173,618. Estimated population in July 2020: 176,862 (+1.9% change)
Males: 83,035 (47.8%), Females: 90,583 (52.2%)

Providence County

Median resident age: 28.1 years
Median household income: $26,867
Median house value: $101,500

Races in Providence:

  • White Non-Hispanic (45.8%)
  • Hispanic (30.0%)
  • Other race (17.6%)
  • Black (14.5%)
  • Two or more races (6.1%)
  • Other Asian (3.7%)
  • American Indian (2.2%)
  • Chinese (0.9%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (13.8%), Irish (9.7%), English (4.9%), Subsaharan African (4.3%), Portuguese (4.0%), French (3.8%).

Elevation: 115 feet

Land area: 18.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Providence

  • High school or higher: 65.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Providence city

  • Never married: 46.3%
  • Now married: 35.0%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

25.3% Foreign born (15.6% Latin America, 4.5% Asia, 3.0% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +13,265 (+8.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Providence:

  • BUTLER HOSPITAL (345 BLACKSTONE BLVD)
  • MIRIAM HOSPITAL (164 SUMMIT AVE)
  • RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL (593 EDDY ST)
  • ROGER WILLIAMS HOSPITAL (825 CHALKSTONE AVE)
  • WOMEN AND INFANTS HOSPITAL OF RI (101 DUDLEY STREET)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Providence:

  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 8 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Abbreviation: PVD)
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 44 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Abbreviation: ORH)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 46 miles; BEDFORD, MA; Abbreviation: BED)
Other public-use airports nearest to Providence:

Amtrak station:
PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Providence:

  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 8,218; Location: 8 Abbott Park Place; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.jwu.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • BROWN UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 7,460; Location: PROSPECT ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.brown.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 6,208; Location: 600 MOUNT PLEASANT AVE; Public; Website: www.ric.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • PROVIDENCE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,456; Location: RIVER AVE AND EATON ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.providence.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (Full-time enrollment: 2,086; Location: 2 COLLEGE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.risd.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • KATHARINE GIBBS SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 623; Location: 178 BUTLER AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.kgibbsprovidence.com)
  • ARTHUR ANGELO SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY AND HAIR DES (Full-time enrollment: 161; Location: 151 BROADWAY; Private, for-profit; Website: www.arthurangelo.com)
  • RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF RADIOLOGIC TECHN (Location: 593 EDDY ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • TRINITY REP CONSERVATORY (Location: 201 WASHINGTON ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY (Location: 593 EDDY ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE (Location: 593 EDDY ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF ULTRA SONOGRAPHY (Location: 593 EDDY ST; Private, not-for-profit)
Biggest public high schools in Providence:

  • CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,651; Location: 70 FRICKER STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MOUNT PLEASANT HIGH (Students: 1,579; Location: 434 MOUNT PLEASANT AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HOPE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,449; Location: 324 HOPE STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CLASSICAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,134; Location: 770 WESTMINSTER STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • METROPOLITAN CAREER & TECH CTR (Students: 438; Location: 325 PUBLIC STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • FEINSTEIN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 355; Location: 544 ELMWOOD AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HEALTH & SCIENCE TECH ACAD. (Students: 283; Location: 182 THURBERS AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • TEXTRON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (Students: 226; Location: 130 BROADWAY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ALTERNATE LEARNING PROJECT (Students: 129; Location: 582 ELMWOOD AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BIRCH VOCATIONAL (Students: 73; Location: 434 MT. PLEASANT AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Providence:

  • LA SALLE (Students: 1,222; Location: 612 ACADEMY AVE; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • SCHOOL ONE (Students: 100; Location: 220 UNIVERSITY AVENUE; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • NAFI ALTERNATIVES (Students: 16; Location: BUTLER CAMPUS 350 DUNCAN DR; Grades: 6 – 12; Girls only)
  • VOCATIONAL RESOURCES INC. (Students: 9; Location: 100 HOUGHTON STREET; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • NEW PRIDE SCHOOL (Students: 4; Location: 645 ELMWOOD AVENUE; Grades: 9 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Providence:

  • CARL G. LAURO EL. SCHOOL (Students: 940; Location: 99 KENYON STREET; Grades: KG – 05)
  • ROGER WILLIAMS MIDDLE (Students: 858; Location: 278 THURBERS AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NATHANAEL GREENE MIDDLE (Students: 843; Location: 721 CHALKSTONE AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PERRY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 796; Location: 370 HARTFORD AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • GILBERT STUART MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 794; Location: 188 PRINCETON AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • GEORGE J. WEST EL. SCHOOL (Students: 719; Location: 145 BEAUFORT STREET; Grades: KG – 06)
  • NATHAN BISHOP MIDDLE (Students: 650; Location: 101 SESSIONS STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SAMUEL W. BRIDGHAM MIDDLE (Students: 635; Location: 1655 WESTMINSTER STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HARRY KIZIRIAN ELEMENTARY (Students: 591; Location: 60 CAMDEN AVENUE; Grades: KG – 06)
  • VEAZIE STREET SCHOOL (Students: 587; Location: 211 VEAZIE STREET; Grades: KG – 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Providence:

  • BISHOP MCVINNEY ELEMENTARY (Students: 364; Location: 155 GORDON AVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (Students: 344; Location: 240 REGENT AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • HENRY BARNARD SCHOOL (Students: 322; Location: 600 MT. PLEASANT AVENUE; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST AUGUSTINE (Students: 309; Location: 635 MOUNT PLEASANT AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST PIUS V ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 274; Location: 49 ELMHURST AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST THOMAS REGIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 271; Location: 15 EDENDALE AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST ANNS SCHOOL (Students: 229; Location: 525 BRANCH AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • HOLY GHOST SCHOOL (Students: 212; Location: 35 SWISS ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ALPERIN SCHECHTER DAY SCHOOL (Students: 200; Location: 85 TAFT AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 193; Location: 30 BARTON STREET; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Providence:

  • PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,898,180; Location: 225 WASHINGTON STREET; 825,000 books; 17,469 audio materials; 6,954 video materials; 1,174 serial subscriptions)

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