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Providence County, Rhode Island

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Population:

  • Total Population: 621,602
  • Males: 297,199
  • Females: 324,403

Ethnicity:

  • White: 458,796
  • Black/African American: 35,067
  • Hispanic: 83,004
  • Native American/Eskimo: 2,589
  • Asian: 18,106
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 163
  • Other: 7,278
  • 2 or more: 16,599

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (423,480)
  2. Spanish (71,935)
  3. Portuguese (28,270)
  4. French (14,580)
  5. Italian (9,295)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 96,676

  1. Dominican Republic (16,163)
  2. Portugal (15,303)
  3. Guatemala (8,841)
  4. Colombia (6,279)
  5. Cambodia (3,141)
  6. Italy (2,961)
  7. Canada (2,411)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (323,910)
  2. American Baptist Churches in the USA (13,825)
  3. Episcopal Church (11,624)
  4. Jewish Estimate (10,680)
  5. United Church of Christ (5,674)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 218,578
    • Sensory: 18,001
    • Physical: 47,078
    • Mental: 31,577
    • Self-care: 14,634
    • Go outside home: 48,186
    • Employment: 56,444

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 3,326

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 239,936
    • Utility gas: 129,894
    • Bottled or LP gas: 5,713
    • Electricity: 16,014
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 85,762
    • Coal or Coke: 151
    • Wood: 1,142
    • Solar Energy: 34
    • Other fuel: 720
    • No fuel used: 506

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 454,026
    • No vehicle: 61,552
    • 1 or more vehicle: 392,474

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 8,869
    • No High School: 33,959
    • Some High School: 68,385
    • High School: 113,341
    • Some College: 66,646
    • Associate's Degree: 26,721
    • College Degree: 52,499
    • Master's Degree: 22,469
    • Professional Degree: 7,378
    • Doctoral Degree: 3,512

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 239,936
    • Owners with phone: 127,084
    • Owners without phone: 447
    • Renters with phone: 108,266
    • Renters without phone: 4,139

    10 closest counties:

    1. Kent County, Rhode Island
    2. Bristol County, Rhode Island
    3. Newport County, Rhode Island
    4. Bristol County, Massachusetts
    5. Washington County, Rhode Island
    6. Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    7. Windham County, Connecticut
    8. Worcester County, Massachusetts
    9. Suffolk County, Massachusetts
    10. Middlesex County, Massachusetts

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    02802, 02814, 02815, 02823, 02824, 02825, 02826, 02828, 02829, 02830, 02831, 02838, 02839, 02857, 02858, 02859, 02860, 02861, 02862, 02863, 02864, 02865, 02876, 02895, 02896, 02901, 02902, 02903, 02904, 02905, 02906, 02907, 02908, 02909, 02910, 02911, 02912, 02914, 02915, 02916, 02917, 02918, 02919, 02920, 02921, 02940

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WLNE-TV (82 TV) PROVIDENCE, RI
    • WOOD-TV (180 TV) PROVIDENCE, RI
    • WSBE-TV (602 TV) PROVIDENCE, RI
    • WPXQ (800 TV) PROVIDENCE, RI
    • WELH (88.1 FM) PROVIDENCE, RI
    • WJMF (88.7 FM) SMITHFIELD, RI
    • WDOM (91.3 FM) PROVIDENCE, RI
    • WBRU (95.5 FM) PROVIDENCE, RI
    • WAKX (102.7 FM) PAWTUCKET, RI
    • WWKX (106.3 FM) PAWTUCKET, RI
    • WWRX (107.7 FM) PAWTUCKET, RI
    • WDDZ (550 AM) PAWTUCKET, RI
    • WALE (990 AM) PROVIDENCE, RI
    • KFNX (1100 AM) PROVIDENCE, RI
    • WPMZ (1110 AM) NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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