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Providence city, Rhode Island

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Providence city, Rhode Island
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 179,335
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 179,335
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 177,844
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 0.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 178,042
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
9.6%
Female persons, percent
51.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
52.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
15.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
4.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
42.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
34.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 4,162
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 29.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 34.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $181,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,671
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $731
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $949
Building permits, 2018 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 62,057
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.66
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 79.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 49.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 82.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 73.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 77.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 30.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 10.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 62.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 59.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 583,982
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,609,557
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 628,362
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,475,200
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,448,676
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,119
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 22.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $40,366
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $24,052
Persons in poverty, percent
26.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 X
Total employment, 2016 X
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X
All firms, 2012 16,852
Men-owned firms, 2012 8,734
Women-owned firms, 2012 6,437
Minority-owned firms, 2012 6,705
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 9,194
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,439
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 14,139
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 9,676.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 18.40
FIPS Code 4459000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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