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North Providence, RI
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North Providence profile


Living in North Providence



North Providence is a medium-sized town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 33,871 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, North Providence is the ninth largest community in Rhode Island.

Also of interest is that North Providence has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.06% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In terms of college education, North Providence is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.44% of adults in North Providence have a college degree.

The per capita income in North Providence in 2018 was $35,843, which is low income relative to Rhode Island, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,372 for a family of four. However, North Providence contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

North Providence is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call North Providence home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Providence residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. North Providence also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.85% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Providence include Italian, Irish, French, Portuguese, and English.

The most common language spoken in North Providence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.