Providence Metro Area

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  2. Providence Metro Area Statistics
  3. Providence Metro Area Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. Providence Metro Area Employment Information
  5. Providence Metro Area Family Information
  6. Providence Metro Area Education Information
  7. Providence Metro Area Business Information
  8. Providence Metro Area Public Benefits Information
  9. Providence Metro Area Criminal Information
  10. Providence Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Providence Metro Area Counties
  12. Providence Metro Area Cities


Providence Metro Area Legal Resources

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Providence Metro Area Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 534,678
  • Land Area (2000): 1,440.024 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 350.151 square kilometers
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  • Area Code(s): 508, 774

Providence Metro Area Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
1999 952,323 2001 1,169,503 2002 1,180,900
2000 1,005,499     2003 1,620,073

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Houses (2000): 216,918

Providence Metro Area Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 961,432 89.87%
 Rural, Farm 1,326 0.12%
 Rural, Non-farm 107,040 10.01%

Providence Metro Area Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Providence Metro Area Employment Information

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Employment (2003): 334,849
Payroll (2003) / (1Q 2003): $10,147,631,000 / $2,402,046,000

Providence Metro Area Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 139,396 126,860 12,535 8.99% 90
1991 139,738 121,902 17,836 12.76% 127
1992 139,500 122,471 17,029 12.21% 122
1993 139,877 124,830 15,046 10.76% 108
1994 138,888 126,829 12,059 8.68% 87
1995 139,289 128,164 11,125 7.99% 80
1996 139,190 129,123 10,067 7.23% 72
1997 140,587 131,879 8,708 6.19% 62
1998 140,242 133,789 6,453 4.60% 46
1999 141,291 135,188 6,103 4.32% 43
2000 143,041 137,552 5,489 3.84% 38
2001 144,034 137,025 7,009 4.87% 48
2002 147,549 138,368 9,181 6.22% 62
2003 149,108 139,566 9,542 6.40% 64
2004 149,146 139,857 9,289 6.23% 62
2005 149,185 140,225 8,959 6.01% 60
2006 150,523 141,268 9,255 6.15% 62
2007 149,224 140,398 8,826 5.91% 59
2008 147,198 137,185 10,014 6.80% 68
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 149,153 137,721 11,432 7.66% 77
Feb 2008 147,672 137,119 10,553 7.15% 71
Mar 2008 148,104 137,165 10,939 7.39% 74
Apr 2008 146,386 137,760 8,626 5.89% 59
May 2008 144,930 136,551 8,379 5.78% 58
Jun 2008 147,355 138,015 9,340 6.34% 63
Jul 2008 147,742 137,433 10,309 6.98% 70
Aug 2008 147,782 137,458 10,324 6.99% 70
Sep 2008 145,662 135,439 10,223 7.02% 70
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Providence Metro Area Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 33,464 12.58%
2. Public Administration 14,380 5.40%
3. Educational Services 12,042 4.53%
4. Accommodation and Food Services 11,904 4.47%
5. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 11,626 4.37%
6. Health Care 11,426 4.29%
7. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 10,240 3.85%
8. Finance and Insurance 9,208 3.46%
9. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 8,438 3.17%
10. Food and Beverage Stores 8,216 3.09%
11. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 8,160 3.07%
12. Metal Manufactuing 7,662 2.88%
13. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 7,294 2.74%
14. Repair and Maintenance 6,904 2.59%
15. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 5,492 2.06%
16. Groceries and Related Products, Wholesale 4,464 1.68%
17. Truck Transportation 4,148 1.56%
18. Other Transportation 4,140 1.56%
19. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 4,138 1.56%
20. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 3,978 1.50%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 47,700 18.95%
2. Educational Services 30,236 12.01%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 16,386 6.51%
4. Finance and Insurance 15,896 6.31%
5. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 10,850 4.31%
6. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 9,744 3.87%
7. Social Assistance 9,486 3.77%
8. Public Administration 8,338 3.31%
9. Food and Beverage Stores 7,158 2.84%
10. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 5,674 2.25%
11. Department and Other General Stores 5,662 2.25%
12. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 5,428 2.16%
13. Apparel Manufacturing 5,268 2.09%
14. Personal and Laundry Services 5,190 2.06%
15. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 4,652 1.85%
16. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 3,700 1.47%
17. Clothing and Apparel Including Shoes 3,514 1.40%
18. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 3,168 1.26%
19. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 3,076 1.22%
20. Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2,958 1.17%

Providence Metro Area Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Production Occupations 15,500 5.83%
2. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 11,658 4.38%
3. Other Sales and Related Occupations 11,482 4.32%
4. Other Installation / Maintenance 11,064 4.16%
5. Other Management Occupations 10,992 4.13%
6. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 10,878 4.09%
7. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 9,896 3.72%
8. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 9,454 3.55%
9. Vehicle Mechanics 7,434 2.79%
10. Computer Specialists 6,930 2.60%
11. Carpenters 6,832 2.57%
12. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 6,810 2.56%
13. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 6,794 2.55%
14. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 6,442 2.42%
15. Engineers 6,378 2.40%
16. Other Construction Trades 6,328 2.38%
17. Law Enforcement Workers 6,246 2.35%
18. Top Executives 5,630 2.12%
19. Operations Managers Non Finance 4,878 1.83%
20. Construction Laborers 4,684 1.76%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Secretaries and Admins 15,114 6.00%
2. Other Office and Admin Support 14,906 5.92%
3. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 12,394 4.92%
4. Registered Nurses 10,196 4.05%
5. Other Production Occupations 9,790 3.89%
6. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 9,514 3.78%
7. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 8,354 3.32%
8. Cashiers 8,142 3.23%
9. Other Sales and Related Occupations 8,082 3.21%
10. Other Management Occupations 7,282 2.89%
11. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 7,278 2.89%
12. Health Technologists and Technicians 7,150 2.84%
13. Customer Service Representatives 7,096 2.82%
14. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 6,694 2.66%
15. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 6,692 2.66%
16. Waiters and Waitresses 6,354 2.52%
17. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 5,836 2.32%
18. Business Operations Specialists 5,328 2.12%
19. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 5,210 2.07%
20. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 5,176 2.06%

Providence Metro Area Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 447,558 53.53%
15-35 hours 117,337 14.03%
1-14 hours 23,262 2.78%
No regular hours 247,929 29.65%

Providence Metro Area Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 16,163 3.25%
5 AM-5:29 AM 15,702 3.15%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 23,298 4.68%
6 AM-6:29 AM 46,532 9.35%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 62,833 12.62%
7 AM-7:29 AM 74,174 14.90%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 74,344 14.93%
8 AM-8:29 AM 50,219 10.09%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 26,960 5.41%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 20,960 4.21%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 9,006 1.81%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 4,674 0.94%
Noon-3:59 PM 38,302 7.69%
4 PM-11:59 PM 34,742 6.98%

Providence Metro Area Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 14,029 2.82%
5-9 57,192 11.49%
10-14 85,780 17.23%
15-19 83,636 16.80%
20-24 66,560 13.37%
25-29 26,627 5.35%
30-34 51,488 10.34%
35-39 11,883 2.39%
40-44 16,607 3.34%
45-59 35,780 7.19%
60-89 33,648 6.76%
At least 90 14,679 2.95%

Providence Metro Area Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 2,886 0.58% 330,938 66.47%
30-44 1,456 0.29% 78,522 15.77%
45-59 1,520 0.31% 34,260 6.88%
At least 60 7,250 1.46% 41,077 8.25%

Providence Metro Area Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 808 0.16%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 54,152 10.65%
 Car / truck / van, solo 415,416 81.69%
 Motorcycle 278 0.05%
 Other 2,992 0.59%
 Public transportation 13,112 2.58%
 Walked 11,151 2.19%
 Worked at home 10,599 2.08%

Providence Metro Area Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Providence Metro Area Family Information

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Households (2000): 411,112 (1,041,874 people)
Families (2000): 283,090 (871,474 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 118,774
People at same address in 1995: 625,687

Providence Metro Area Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 43,872 10.67%
$10,000-$14,999 28,828 7.01%
$15,000-$19,999 26,651 6.48%
$20,000-$24,999 23,896 5.81%
$25,000-$29,999 22,028 5.36%
$30,000-$34,999 22,659 5.51%
$35,000-$39,999 22,921 5.57%
$40,000-$44,999 20,354 4.95%
$45,000-$49,999 20,032 4.87%
$50,000-$59,999 38,080 9.26%
$60,000-$74,999 48,145 11.70%
$75,000-$99,999 48,673 11.83%
$100,000-$124,999 22,503 5.47%
$125,000-$149,999 10,110 2.46%
$150,000-$199,999 6,676 1.62%
$200,000 or more 5,898 1.43%

Providence Metro Area Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 54,517 26.54%
 Family, 2 people 55,079 26.81%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 8,885 4.33%
 Family, 3 people 35,425 17.25%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 883 0.43%
 Family, 4 people 31,649 15.41%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 332 0.16%
 Family, 5 people 12,835 6.25%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 125 0.06%
 Family, 6 people 3,921 1.91%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 29 0.01%
 Family, 7 or more people 1,701 0.83%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 30 0.01%

Providence Metro Area Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 319,608 28.89%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 153,536 13.88%
Public Assistance 15,928 1.44%
Retirement 69,659 6.30%
Self Employment 36,162 3.27%
Social Security 115,204 10.41%
Supplemental Security 25,722 2.32%
Wage / Salary 312,547 28.25%
Other 58,101 5.25%

Providence Metro Area Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 117,523 54.18%
 With children under 18 99,405 45.82%

Providence Metro Area Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 31,303 7.80%
 Married 238,368 59.41%
 Never Married 120,098 29.93%
 Widowed 11,442 2.85%

Providence Metro Area Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 43,640 9.70%
 Married 241,497 53.69%
 Never Married 109,828 24.42%
 Widowed 54,818 12.19%

Providence Metro Area Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Providence Metro Area Education Information

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Providence Metro Area Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 96,378 11.94%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 116,868 14.48%
 High school diploma or equivalent 241,749 29.95%
 Some college, no degree 146,244 18.12%
 Associate degree 57,200 7.09%
 Bachelors degree 102,463 12.69%
 Graduate or professional degree 46,392 5.75%

Providence Metro Area Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 10,684 2.00% 9,034 1.69% 19,718 3.69%
Kindergarten 13,058 2.44% 2,148 0.40% 15,206 2.84%
Grades 1-4 55,552 10.39% 6,174 1.15% 61,726 11.54%
Grades 5-8 55,127 10.31% 5,884 1.10% 61,011 11.41%
Grades 9-12 55,266 10.34% 5,108 0.96% 60,374 11.29%
Undergrad college 32,414 6.06% 16,518 3.09% 48,932 9.15%
Graduate or professional school 4,766 0.89% 4,106 0.77% 8,872 1.66%
Total 226,867 42.43% 48,972 9.16% 275,839 51.59%

Providence Metro Area Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Providence Metro Area Business Information

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Number of Businesses (2003): 23,572

Providence Metro Area Businesses Changes By Year

Year  Business Births  Business Deaths
2001 3,012 3,049
2002 2,880 2,586
2003 4,014 3,767
2004 3,903 3,637

Providence Metro Area Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Providence Metro Area Public Benefits Information

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Providence Metro Area Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 938,511 89.98%
 Below Poverty Level 104,501 10.02%

Providence Metro Area Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Providence Metro Area Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 1,058

Providence Metro Area Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
1999 1.742 0.377 0.036 0.821 2.976 0.000 6.341 22.552 4.321 33.215
2000 1.723 0.375 0.043 0.899 3.039 0.000 6.131 21.032 4.656 31.820
2001 2.086 0.392 0.035 1.003 3.515 0.000 6.250 22.203 4.876 33.329
2002 2.127 0.360 0.034 0.980 3.501 0.000 6.039 22.316 4.735 33.090
2003 2.207 0.459 0.025 0.915 3.607 0.000 5.805 18.799 3.854 28.458

Providence Metro Area Crime Index

Year  Index
1999 34,465
2000 35,051
2001 43,089
2002 43,210

Providence Metro Area Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Providence Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Providence Metro Area Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 72,186 13.50%
10-19 Years 73,766 13.80%
20-29 Years 65,396 12.23%
30-39 Years 85,609 16.01%
40-49 Years 81,114 15.17%
50-59 Years 61,257 11.46%
60-69 Years 37,969 7.10%
70-79 Years 35,481 6.64%
80-89 Years 18,455 3.45%
90+ Years 3,445 0.64%

Providence Metro Area Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 256,747 48.02%
 Female 277,931 51.98%

Providence Metro Area Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 477,938 89.39%
 Hispanic/Latino 19,242 3.60%
 Multiracial 10,814 2.02%
 African-American 9,788 1.83%
 Other Race 9,081 1.70%
 Asian 6,673 1.25%
 Amerindian 1,028 0.19%
 Pacific Islander 114 0.02%

Providence Metro Area Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. Portuguese 310,585 26.76%
2. Irish 181,812 15.66%
3. French Non-Basque 127,317 10.97%
4. English 125,017 10.77%
5. Italian 84,782 7.30%
6. French Canadian 70,990 6.12%
7. Polish 46,314 3.99%
8. German 40,136 3.46%
9. United States Or American 36,914 3.18%
10. Cape Verdean 23,534 2.03%

Providence Metro Area Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 790,942 78.94%
2. Portuguese / Portuguese Creole 138,992 13.87%
3. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 28,488 2.84%
4. French 15,620 1.56%
5. Mon Khmer / Cambodian 4,042 0.40%
6. Arabic 2,926 0.29%
7. Polish 2,812 0.28%
8. French Creole 2,452 0.24%
9. Italian 2,393 0.24%
10. Chinese 2,266 0.23%

Providence Metro Area Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 944,144 88.25%
 Naturalized immigrant 72,459 6.77%
 Not a citizen 53,195 4.97%

Providence Metro Area Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Providence Metro Area Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Providence Metro Area Counties

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Alphabetical | By Population

Bristol County    

Providence Metro Area Cities

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