Providence City PUMA, RI

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2022 Population
189,715
0.359% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jack Reed
Democratic Party
US Senator
Sheldon Whitehouse
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
32.3
0.623% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
21.3%
0.65% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$61,365
9.94% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$293,000
17.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
86,743
1.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Providence City PUMA, RI had a population of 190k people with a median age of 32.3 and a median household income of $61,365. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Providence City PUMA, RI grew from 189,037 to 189,715, a 0.359% increase and its median household income grew from $55,818 to $61,365, a 9.94% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Providence City PUMA, RI are White (Non-Hispanic) (34.4%), Other (Hispanic) (17.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.7%), White (Hispanic) (11.1%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (10.8%).

48.4% of the households in Providence City PUMA, RI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

83.8% of the residents in Providence City PUMA, RI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Providence City PUMA, RI are Brown University (3,506 degrees awarded in 2022), Johnson & Wales University-Providence (1,577 degrees), and Providence College (1,479 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Providence City PUMA, RI was $293,000, and the homeownership rate was 39.9%.

Most people in Providence City PUMA, RI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Providence City PUMA, RI was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Providence City PUMA, RI is home to a population of 190k people, from which 83.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 31.7% of Providence City PUMA, RI residents were born outside of the country (60.1k people).

In 2022, there were 1.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (65.3k people) in Providence City PUMA, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.5k Other (Hispanic) and 24.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Providence City PUMA, RI are Spanish (65,330 households), Khmer (2,357 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (2,265 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
97,872
Women
51.7%
91,334
Men
48.3%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 189,206 inhabitants, with 48.3% men, and 51.7% women.

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Citizenship

83.8%
2022 Citizenship
84.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 83.8% of Providence City PUMA, RI residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Providence City PUMA, RI was 84.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Providence City PUMA, RI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    65.3k ± 2.07k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    33.5k ± 2.78k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    24.1k ± 2k
42.6%
Hispanic Population
80.8k people

In 2022, there were 1.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (65.3k people) in Providence City PUMA, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.5k Other (Hispanic) and 24.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

42.6% of the people in Providence City PUMA, RI are hispanic (80.8k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    24,859 ± 3,608 people
  2. Guatemala
    8,542 ± 2,217 people
  3. Liberia
    2,550 ± 1,231 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Providence City PUMA, RI was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 24,859 Providence City PUMA, RI residents, followed by Guatemala with 8,542 and Liberia with 2,550.

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Foreign-Born Population

31.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
60.1k people
30.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
58.1k people

As of 2022, 31.7% of Providence City PUMA, RI residents (60.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Providence City PUMA, RI was 30.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    65,330 households (36.5%)
  2. Khmer
    2,357 households (1.32%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    2,265 households (1.27%)

48.4% of the households in Providence City PUMA, RI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Providence City PUMA, RI was Spanish. 36.5% of the households in Providence City PUMA, RI reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,148 ± 329
  2. Vietnam
    1,010 ± 239
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    308 ± 135

Providence City PUMA, RI has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Providence City PUMA, RI employs 86.7k people. The largest industries in Providence City PUMA, RI are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (7,406 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,609 people), and Construction (4,322 people), and the highest paying industries are Offices of physicians ($208,601), Spectator sports ($158,476), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($130,198).

Males in Providence City PUMA, RI have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,076. The income inequality in Providence City PUMA, RI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
40,150
Women
49.7%
40,614
Men
50.3%

The workforce of Providence City PUMA, RI in 2020 was 80,764 people, with 49.7% woman, and 50.3% men.

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Occupations

86.7k
2022 Value
1.1%
1 Year growth
± 1.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Providence City PUMA, RI grew at a rate of 1.1%, from 85.8k employees to 86.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Providence City PUMA, RI, are Postsecondary teachers (3,261 people), Nursing assistants (2,821 people), and Janitors & building cleaners (2,254 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Providence City PUMA, RI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

86.7k
2022 Value
1.1%
1 Year growth
± 1.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Providence City PUMA, RI grew at a rate of 1.1%, from 85.8k employees to 86.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Providence City PUMA, RI, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (7,406 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,609 people), and Construction (4,322 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Providence City PUMA, RI, though some of these residents may live in Providence City PUMA, RI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,244
Median earning men ± $1,898
$35,344
Median earning women ± $1,388

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($69,409), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,462), and Information ($59,732).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($57,337), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,172), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,935).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
1.31%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 488k people employed in Rhode Island. This represents a 1.31% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 20.6%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Rhode Island went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 59.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.977%).

Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are the senators currently representing the state of Rhode Island. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Rhode Island is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Rhode Island

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Jack Reed
Senator from Rhode Island2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator from Rhode Island1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007

Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are the senators currently representing Rhode Island.

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US Representatives from Rhode Island

Rhode Island is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Providence City PUMA, RI awarded 7,986 degrees. The student population of Providence City PUMA, RI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 10,839 male students and 14,799 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Providence City PUMA, RI are White (3,932 and 57%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (824 and 11.9%), Asian (783 and 11.3%), and Black or African American (670 and 9.71%).

The largest universities in Providence City PUMA, RI by number of degrees awarded are Brown University (3,506 and 43.9%), Johnson & Wales University-Providence (1,577 and 19.7%), and Providence College (1,479 and 18.5%).

The most popular majors in Providence City PUMA, RI are General Business Administration & Management (442 and 5.53%), Computer Science (382 and 4.78%), and General Finance (264 and 3.31%).

The median tuition cost in Providence City PUMA, RI for private four year colleges is $47,166.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Providence City PUMA, RI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 21.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 27.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 25,638 (42.3% men and 57.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 25,638 students enrolled in Providence City PUMA, RI, 42.3% men and 57.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 11,850 records, of which 55.3% were women and 44.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 271 degrees awarded
  2. 222 degrees awarded
  3. 218 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Providence City PUMA, RI was Computer Science with 271 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,506 degrees awarded
  2. 1,577 degrees awarded
  3. 1,479 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brown University with 3,506 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,297 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Providence City PUMA, RI, which is 0.703 times less than the 4,689 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,932 degrees mean that there were 4.77 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 824 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($47,166) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,009) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,726) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.53% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.97% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Providence City PUMA, RI in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (44.4k), Some college (31.8k), and Bachelors Degree (25.2k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Providence City PUMA, RI was $293,000 in 2022, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $249,200 to $293,000, a 17.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Providence City PUMA, RI is 39.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Providence City PUMA, RI have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Providence City PUMA, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Providence City PUMA, RI is $61,365. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Providence City PUMA, RI was South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI with a value of $99,510, followed by Southeast Rhode Island (Newport & Bristol Counties)--Newport City PUMA, RI and Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI, with respective values of $99,285 and $89,786.

Property

$293,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,930
$27,603
Median Property Taxes
±$1,487

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Rent vs Own

39.9%
Homeownership
2022
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 39.9% of the housing units in Providence City PUMA, RI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 40.1%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Providence City PUMA, RI was South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI with a value of $99,510, followed by Southeast Rhode Island (Newport & Bristol Counties)--Newport City PUMA, RI and Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI, with respective values of $99,285 and $89,786.

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Household Income

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$61,365
Median Household Income
± $2,746
69.1k
Number of Households
± 2,603

In 2022, the median household income of the 69.1k households in Providence City PUMA, RI grew to $61,365 from the previous year's value of $55,818.

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Wage Distribution

0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Providence City PUMA, RI
0.483
2021 Wage GINI in Providence City PUMA, RI

In 2022, the income inequality in Providence City PUMA, RI was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.8% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Providence City PUMA, RI was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Providence City PUMA, RI in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (64.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.5%)
  3. Carpooled (9.83%)

In 2022, 64.7% of workers in Providence City PUMA, RI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.5%) and those who carpooled to work (9.83%).

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Providence City PUMA, RI have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.58% of the workforce in Providence City PUMA, RI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

21.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Providence City PUMA, RI (37.1k out of 174k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Providence City PUMA, RI is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.2% of the population of Providence City PUMA, RI has health coverage, with 38.9% on employee plans, 32.9% on Medicaid, 6.95% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 0.52% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Rhode Island see 994 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.19% decrease from the previous year (1006 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1530 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 224 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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994 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rhode Island

Primary care physicians in Rhode Island see an average of 994 patients per year. This represents a 1.19% decrease from the previous year (1,006 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.4% under 18 years, 31.8% between 18 and 34 years, 33.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.84%
Uninsured
38.9%
Employer Coverage
32.9%
Medicaid
6.95%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
0.52%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Providence City PUMA, RI grew by 0.169% from 6.83% to 6.84%.

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