Providence County

Providence County, Rhode Island

1 Dorrance Plaza
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 458-5400

In northern RI; original county, organized as the County of Providence Plantations Jun 22, 1703; name modified Jun 16, 1729. Name Origin: For the city, its county seat

Area (sq mi):: 435.82 (land 413.27; water 22.56) Population per square mile: 1547.80
Population 2005: 639,653 State rank: 1 Population change: 2000-20005 2.90%; 1990-2000 4.20% Population 2000: 621,602 (White 73.80%; Black or African American 6.50%; Hispanic or Latino 13.40%; Asian 2.90%; Other 12.20%). Foreign born: 15.60%. Median age: 35.40
Income 2000: per capita $19,255; median household $36,950; Population below poverty level: 15.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,670-$29,505
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 22.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Providence County seat (178,126)
  • Cranston (81,986)
  • Pawtucket (74,254)
  • East Providence (49,765)
  • Woonsocket (44,534)
  • Central Falls (19,292)

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