Providence, RI

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

(Last updated on 1.27.21)

 

AGE IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years19,91211.1%
25 to 29 years17,2289.6%
30 to 34 years13,6507.6%
35 to 39 years12,0566.7%
40 to 44 years10,0855.6%
45 to 49 years9,9945.6%
50 to 54 years9,6395.4%
55 to 59 years8,9535.0%
60 to 64 years7,9434.4%
65 to 69 years6,3983.6%
70 to 74 years4,2812.4%
75 to 79 years3,1251.7%
80 to 84 years2,5441.4%
85+ years3,0021.7%

The median age in Providence is 30.6 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White94,18952.4%
Black or African American37,81721.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native9330.5%
Asian9,8995.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander690.0%
Other24,87813.8%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade11,41010.6%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma10,0869.4%
High school graduate (includes GED)31,31529.2%
Some college, no degree16,64415.5%
Associate’s degree5,4105.0%
Bachelor’s degree17,34816.2%
Graduate or professional degree15,11514.1%
High school graduate or higher85,83280.0%
Bachelor’s degree or higher32,46330.2%
Less than Bachelor’s degree74,86569.8%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

Annual Household IncomePercent
Less than $10,00013.6%
$10,000 to $14,9997.8%
$15,000 to $24,99911.9%
$25,000 to $34,9999.5%
$35,000 to $49,99912.2%
$50,000 to $74,99917.0%
$75,000 to $99,9999.6%
$100,000 to $149,9999.4%
$150,000 to $199,9993.9%
$200,000 or more5.2%

Median household income: $42,158

Mean household income: $68,769

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$24,581
High school graduate (includes GED)$29,716
Some college or Associate’s degree$30,714
Bachelor’s degree$40,520
Graduate or professional degree$66,015

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 147,007 NA
Never married75,48651.3%
Now married (except separated)49,31933.5%
Separated2,4771.7%
Widowed7,5685.1%
Divorced12,1578.3%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY STATUS IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

PopulationPercent
Living beneath poverty line43,10826.0%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

Owner-occupied housing units21,623
Renter-occupied housing units40,015
Single-family detached units16,952
Homeownership rate35.1%
Vacancy rate15.4%
Have Broadband Internet Subscription75.9%
Average housing value$262,239
Average monthly owner cost (with mortgage)$1,422
Average rent$835

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

Average income$68,769
Average household size2.68
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force61.9%
Percent disabled13.2%
Percent with health coverage90.9%
Average travel time to work (in minutes)23.2
Percent workers using public transportation6.3%
Percent veterans3.1%
Percent foreign born29.1%
Percent speaking Spanish at home17.5%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

Total consumer expenditures per household$58,606.88
Alcoholic beverages$470.11
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$272.23
Beer consumed away from home$82.41
Wine consumed away from home$43.28
Apparel & services$1,779.30
Men’s apparel$355.17
Women’s apparel$580.64
Children’s apparel$265.57
Boys’ apparel$91.23
Girls’ apparel$99.55
Footwear$422.21
Dining out (food away from home)$2,964.67
Dining out – Breakfast$310.10
Dining out – Lunch$902.21
Dining out – Dinner$1,385.26
Education$1,313.51
Entertainment / recreation$2,448.11
Club membership fees$183.30
Dating services$0.75
Pet food$181.50
Pet services$46.67
Food consumed at home$4,206.06
Bakery products consumed at home$550.71
Dairy products consumed at home$430.24
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$840.36
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs consumed at home$952.36
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$407.40
Snacks / other food products consumed at home$1,432.39
Health care$4,187.89
Medical services$771.64
Nonprescription drugs$102.30
Household Services$1,533.20
Care for the elderly and handicapped$48.42
Lawn and garden services$283.70
Housekeeping services$121.91
PC repair$5.35
Housing$19,392.23
Home improvements$1,620.96
Utilities, fuel, and public services$3,740.58
Phone services$1,431.83
Water$503.94
Life and other insurance$293.91
Pensions and social security$6,059.71
Personal care products and services$677.88
Hair care products$86.39
Personal care products$277.20
Local transportation$6,625.73
Gasoline$1,759.56
Vehicle maintenance and repair$891.79
Travel$1,658.89
Airline fares$434.88
Auto / truck rental on trips$20.21
Lodging on trips$434.02
Food and drink on trips$404.83
Entertainment on trips$136.03

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

% with any debt in collections32%
Average debt in collections$1,550
% with medical debt in collections8%
Average medical debt in collections$508
% with student loan debt19%
Average student loan debt$17,119
Average monthly student loan payment$166
% with auto debt28%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

YearPopulationPercent
January 20194,6395.4%
February 20194,4235.1%
March 20194,1874.9%
April 20193,3904.0%
May 20193,6244.2%
June 20193,7114.3%
July 20194,3134.9%
August 20194,1364.7%
September 20193,5284.1%
October 20193,1553.6%
November 20193,5374.1%
December 20193,3473.9%
January 20204,1024.7%
February 20204,1114.7%
March 20205,1975.9%
April 202016,12619.5%
May 202015,49318.7%
June 202013,44815.2%
July 202013,46514.9%
August 202014,71116.7%
September 202011,98813.3%
October 20207,2948.5%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)

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