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4%
Income/capita NAT. AVG.
11%
Household income NAT. AVG.
6%
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexProvidenceRhode IslandNational
Income per capita$28,733$31,904$29,829
Median household income$49,065$58,387$55,322
Median income owner occupied$80,235$82,124$70,586
Median income renter occupied$35,234$31,519$35,192
Median earnings male$34,117$39,186$36,919
Median earnings female$25,126$28,429$26,250
Unemployment rate4.4%5.0%4.7%
Poverty level23.0%13.8%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Providence is 4% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Providence is 11% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Providence is 6% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Providence is 52% higher than the national average

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      $32,706 $49,065 $98,130
      City
      $38,920 $58,387 $116,774
      State
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Providence median earnings by income bracket

      Providence employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.5%8.5%
      Manufacturing sector13.7%13.7%
      Financial & insurance services3.4%3.4%
      Wholesale & retail services12.1%12.1%
      Public administration2.1%2.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.6%7.6%
      Education, health & social services18.8%18.8%
      Other31.9%31.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

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      Norton Center, MA2,758$99,46479.8%
      North Seekonk, MA2,158$96,02373.6%
      Cumberland Hill, RI8,515$94,77371.3%
      Mansfield Center, MA8,043$91,83866.0%
      Somerset, MA18,160$90,26063.2%
      Providence, RI179,472$49,06511.3%

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      Newport News, VA179,582$54,5111.5%
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      Sioux Falls, SD180,927$61,73811.6%
      Providence, RI179,472$49,06511.3%
      Source: The Providence, RI employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).