Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI

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2022 Population
177,541
19.9% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jack Reed
Democratic Party
US Senator
Sheldon Whitehouse
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.4
0.952% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.93%
3.69% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$89,786
18.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$354,100
24.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
82,850
15% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI had a population of 178k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $89,786. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI grew from 148,107 to 177,541, a 19.9% increase and its median household income grew from $75,529 to $89,786, a 18.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.63%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.55%), Other (Hispanic) (3.14%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.97%).

15.9% of the households in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.5% of the residents in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI are Bryant University (1,116 degrees awarded in 2022) and Lincoln Technical Institute-Lincoln (492 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI was $354,100, and the homeownership rate was 68.5%.

Most people in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI is home to a population of 178k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.72% of Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI residents were born outside of the country (15.5k people).

In 2022, there were 22.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (143k people) in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.44k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 6.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI are Spanish (10,830 households), Portuguese (4,313 households), and French (Incl. Cajun) (2,857 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
82,315
Women
49.8%
83,116
Men
50.2%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 165,431 inhabitants, with 50.2% men, and 49.8% women.

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Citizenship

96.5%
2022 Citizenship
97.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.5% of Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    143k ± 2.08k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.44k ± 1.2k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    6.3k ± 960
9.67%
Hispanic Population
17.2k people

In 2022, there were 22.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (143k people) in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.44k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 6.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.67% of the people in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI are hispanic (17.2k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    2,080 ± 1,113 people
  2. Colombia
    1,818 ± 1,041 people
  3. Portugal
    1,660 ± 995 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 2,080 Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI residents, followed by Colombia with 1,818 and Portugal with 1,660.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.72%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
15.5k people
7.78%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11.5k people

As of 2022, 8.72% of Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI residents (15.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI was 7.78%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    10,830 households (6.44%)
  2. Portuguese
    4,313 households (2.56%)
  3. French (Incl. Cajun)
    2,857 households (1.7%)

15.9% of the households in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI was Spanish. 6.44% of the households in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,357 ± 384
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,512 ± 385
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    917 ± 233

Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI employs 82.9k people. The largest industries in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI are Elementary & secondary schools (5,569 people), Construction (5,544 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (5,397 people), and the highest paying industries are Coating, engraving, heat treating & allied activities ($187,249), Architectural, engineering & related services ($145,894), and Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies merchant wholesalers ($121,652).

Males in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,412. The income inequality in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.401, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
35,501
Women
49.6%
36,044
Men
50.4%

The workforce of Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI in 2020 was 71,545 people, with 49.6% woman, and 50.4% men.

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Occupations

82.9k
2022 Value
15%
1 Year growth
± 15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI grew at a rate of 15%, from 72k employees to 82.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,125 people), Other managers (1,958 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,942 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

82.9k
2022 Value
15%
1 Year growth
± 15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI grew at a rate of 15%, from 72k employees to 82.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,569 people), Construction (5,544 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (5,397 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI, though some of these residents may live in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$59,902
Median earning men ± $2,181
$44,732
Median earning women ± $2,010

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,989), Public Administration ($88,672), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($73,655).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($68,115), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,580), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($52,319).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.67M people employed in Connecticut. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.2%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Rhode Island went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 59.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.977%).

Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are the senators currently representing the state of Rhode Island. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Rhode Island is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Rhode Island

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Jack Reed
Senator from Rhode Island2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator from Rhode Island1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007

Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are the senators currently representing Rhode Island.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Rhode Island

Rhode Island is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI awarded 1,608 degrees. The student population of Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 2,293 male students and 1,916 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI are White (989 and 63.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (198 and 12.8%), Black or African American (146 and 9.42%), and Unknown (125 and 8.06%).

The largest universities in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI by number of degrees awarded are Bryant University (1,116 and 69.4%) and Lincoln Technical Institute-Lincoln (492 and 30.6%).

The most popular majors in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (212 and 13.2%), General Finance (187 and 11.6%), and Medical Assistant (146 and 9.08%).

The median tuition cost in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI for private four year colleges is $48,432.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,209 (54.5% men and 45.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 4,209 students enrolled in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI, 54.5% men and 45.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,832 records, of which 40.5% were women and 59.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 173 degrees awarded
  2. 141 degrees awarded
  3. 104 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI was General Finance with 173 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,116 degrees awarded
  2. 492 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bryant University with 1,116 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 693 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI, which is 0.757 times less than the 915 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 989 degrees mean that there were 4.99 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 198 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($48,432) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($897) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.17% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (42k), Some college (28.3k), and Bachelors Degree (24.2k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI was $354,100 in 2022, which is 1.26 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $283,900 to $354,100, a 24.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI is 68.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI have an average commute time of 27.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI is $89,786. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI was South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI with a value of $99,510, followed by Southeast Rhode Island (Newport & Bristol Counties)--Newport City PUMA, RI and Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI, with respective values of $99,285 and $89,786.

Property

$354,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,222
$46,454
Median Property Taxes
±$1,650

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Rent vs Own

68.5%
Homeownership
2022
62.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.5% of the housing units in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.4%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI was South Rhode Island--Washington County PUMA, RI with a value of $99,510, followed by Southeast Rhode Island (Newport & Bristol Counties)--Newport City PUMA, RI and Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI, with respective values of $99,285 and $89,786.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$89,786
Median Household Income
± $3,040
67.9k
Number of Households
± 2,060

In 2022, the median household income of the 67.9k households in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI grew to $89,786 from the previous year's value of $75,529.

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Wage Distribution

0.401
2022 Wage GINI in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI
0.404
2021 Wage GINI in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI

In 2022, the income inequality in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI was 0.401 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.684% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.63%)
  3. Carpooled (7.21%)

In 2022, 80.1% of workers in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.63%) and those who carpooled to work (7.21%).

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Commute Time

27.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI have a longer commute time (27.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.39% of the workforce in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.93% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI (15.4k out of 172k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.1% of the population of Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI has health coverage, with 55.1% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 0.949% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Rhode Island see 994 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.19% decrease from the previous year (1006 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1530 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 224 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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994 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rhode Island

Primary care physicians in Rhode Island see an average of 994 patients per year. This represents a 1.19% decrease from the previous year (1,006 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.9% under 18 years, 20% between 18 and 34 years, 40.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.88%
Uninsured
55.1%
Employer Coverage
15%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
0.949%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northern Providence County & Woonsocket City PUMA, RI declined by 0.198% from 3.89% to 3.88%.

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