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  Providence County is the poorest county in Rhode Island. Providence is the largest city located within Providence County.
  The population of Providence county is estimated at 635,522 where 415,156 speak English exclusively and 6,294 speak primarily in another language. In 2017 there were 7,322 births and 5,563 deaths in Providence county. Providence county has 96,950 housing units that are owned with a mortgage or a loan, 33,418 that are owned free and clear and 111,349 that are renter occupied.


  The upstanding residents of Providence County filed 308,450 federal tax returns in 2017. This amount represents 58.3% of all Rhode Island filings and 0.207% of the entire nation. Providence had an impressive combined total federal tax liability of $2,740,103,000 on earned income of $17,079,393,000. Other notable statistics from Providence County were 22,710 unemployment claims which collected a total of $98,933,000 and 70,960 charitable contributions valued at $208,488,000. 77,780 filings from Providence County paid a combined total of $384,614,000 in property taxes and 68,030 filings paid $469,441,000 on mortgage interest costs.

  In 2010 Providence county had 410 religious congregations with an estimated 341,982 members.


27.8% of the Providence population has a college level Bachelors degree or higher. 16.2% have less than a highschool diploma level education.


Approximately 38% of Providence County voted in the presidential election of 2016. This represents an increase from the 2012 election by 7,726 votes.

At $55,848 the median income is 88.8% of the Rhode Island average. An estimated 15,552 people claimed to be unemployed last year in Providence, the equivalant of around 4.8% of the county population. This represents a decrease in the level of unemployment from the previous year's value of 5.5%.


Top 15 Industries in Providence County.
Total # EmployedIndustry Job Type
57,002Health care and social assistance
24,365Retail trade
23,354Accommodation and food services
22,356Food services and drinking places
22,319Hospitals
21,885Manufacturing
18,877Restaurants and other eating places
17,530Finance and insurance
16,493General medical and surgical hospitals
15,944Ambulatory health care services
14,553Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services
13,753Administrative and support services
13,021Professional, scientific, and technical services
11,738Nursing and residential care facilities
11,014Wholesale trade


In 2018 the average price reduction was 3.38% in Providence County (averaging across 17 zip codes a sample of which are; 2920, 2909, 2911, 2908 and 2910).

In 2018 18.77% of listings in Providence County (averaging across 20 zip codes a sample of which are; 2814, 2857, 2908, 2905 and 2920) dropped their price.


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Map of Providence County, RI