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Providence GENERAL POPULATION

Total Population in Providence, RI
At the time of the most recent United States Census Survey, the number of people in Providence, RI was 173,618.

Providence Male Population
At the time of the last full census survey, the number of men in Providence was 83,035, which represents 47.8 percent of the total for the community (The national average is 49.10%).

Male Population, Married in Providence, RI
There are an estimated 23,880 married men in the town. 37.9 percent of men over 15 years old in Providence are married, compared to the national average of 56.70%.

Female Population
The estimated female population in Providence is 90,583 which is 52.2 of the total population (Compared to the national average of 50.90%).

Female Population, Married in Providence, Rhode Island
There are an estimated 23,441 married women in the community. 32.5 percent of females over the age of 15 are married, compared to the national average of 52.10%.


AGE

Median Age in Providence, RI
The median age of people living in Providence, RI was 28.1 at the time of the last full census survey. (The United States average at the time was 35.3)

At that time, the number of people under the age of 5 living in Providence was 12,607. There were 128,341 people above the age of 18, which represents 73.9 percent of the entire population (compared to the national average of 74.30% ). 10.5 percent of the population (18,155) in the community was 65 years and over, compared to 12.40% nationally.


RACE

One Race Percent in Providence, RI
At the time of the last census survey, the number of people of one race in Providence, RI was 163,063.

White Population in Providence, RI
The estimated White population in the Providence community is 94,666, which is 54.5 percent of the total population (The U.S. average is 75.10%).

Black Population in Providence, Rhode Island
The estimated Black/African American population is 25,243, which is 14.5 percent of the total population in town (The U.S. average is 12.30%).

American Indian and Alaska Native Population in Providence, RI
In 2000, the number of American Indians or Alaska Natives in Providence, RI was 1,975.

Asian Population in Providence, Rhode Island
At the last survey, the total Asian population in the community was 10,432.

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Population in Providence, RI
The number of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders living in Providence was an estimated 270.

Other/Multiple Races
The number of residents identified as “some other race” was 30,477, while those of “two or more races” was 10,555 at the time of the last census.

Hispanic Population
The Hispanic population in the Providence community was 52,146, or 30 percent of the total population (compared to the national average of 12.50% percent).


HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS

Household Population in Providence, RI
The household population number in Providence was 159,970.

Group Quarters Population in Providence, RI
Group Quarters population in the community was 13,648.

Average Household Size in Providence, RI
The average household size in Providence is 2.56 (The average household size in the United States is 2.59).

Average Family Size
The average family size in the community is 3.33 (The average family size in the United States is 3.14).


HOUSING

Total Housing Units in Providence, RI
At the time of the last census survey, there were 67,915 total housing units in Providence.

The number of occupied housing units was 62,389, or 91.9 of the total units in town. Of these, 21,588 were owner-occupied (34.6), and 40,801 were renter-occupied (65.4, compared to the national average of 33.80%). There were also 5,526 vacant homes in Providence at the time of the last complete survey.

Median Home Values in Providence, Rhode Island
The total number of single family, owner occupied homes in the community was 13,241, with a median value in dollars of 101,500.

Monthly Owner Costs in Providence, RI
For homes with a mortgage, average monthly owner costs were $1,072 (national average was $1,088). For homes without a mortgage in Providence, average costs per month were $403 (national average was $295).


EDUCATION

High School Graduate or higher
At the time of the last survey, 63,250 people in the community had a high school degree, or 65.8 of the population (compared to the national average of 80.40%).

Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Providence, Rhode Island
23,450 people in Providence also had a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which represented 24.4 of the total population (National average was 24.40%).


MISCELLANEOUS

Civilian Veterans in Providence, RI
The number of Civilian Veterans in Providence was 9,159, or 7.1 percent of the total population (National average is 12.70%).

Disability Status in Providence, RI
In 2000, there were 36,926 people in Providence, RI listed as disabled.

Foreign Born in Providence, RI
At the time of the last complete survey, there were 69,545 people in Providence who spoke a language other than English at home. This represented 43 of the total population, compared to the national average of 17.90%.


LABOR STATISTICS

Percentage In Labor Force in Providence, Rhode Island
There were 76,833 in the labor force in Providence at the time of the last complete survey. This represented 57.7 of the total population, compared to the national average of 63.90%. Mean Travel Time to Work in minutes
From the most recent complete survey, the average commute time to work for local residents in Providence was 20.2 minutes, compared to the national average of 25.5 minutes.

Median Household Income in Providence, RI
The median household income in the community at the time of the last survey was $26,867. The median household income in the U.S. was $41,994.

Median Family Income in Providence, RI
In the last complete census survey, the median family income in the community was $32,058. Median family income in the U.S. was 50,046.

Per Capita Income in Providence, Rhode Island
Per capita income in Providence in the last full census was 15,525. Per capita income in the U.S. was 21,587.

Families below poverty level
According to the most recent survey,families living below the poverty line in Providence numbered 8,642, or 23.9 percent of the population. The percentage of families in America living below the poverty line was 9.20%.

Individuals below the poverty level in Providence, RI
Individuals living below the poverty line in the community was 46,688, or 29.1 percent . The percentage of individuals living beneath the poverty level in the country was 12.40%.


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