East Providence, RI

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Population

47,425

0.349% growth

Median Age

42.7


Median Household Income

$54,707

4.1% growth

Poverty Rate

10.6%


Number of Employees

24,024

4.48% growth

Median Property Value

$208,000

0.629% growth

About

In 2017, East Providence, RI had a population of 47.4k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $54,707. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of East Providence, RI grew from 47,260 to 47,425, a 0.349% increase and its median household income grew from $52,550 to $54,707, a 4.1% increase.

The population of East Providence, RI is 79.3% White Alone, 6.32% Black or African American Alone, and 5.31% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in East Providence, RI speak a non-English language, and 93.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in East Providence, RI are MotoRing Technical Training Institute (11 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in East Providence, RI is $208,000, and the homeownership rate is 58.9%. Most people in East Providence, RI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in East Providence, RI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of East Providence, RI employs 24k people. The largest industries in East Providence, RI are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,520 people), Retail Trade (2,977 people), and Manufacturing (2,613 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($113,011), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($66,250), and Information ($61,643).

Median household income in East Providence, RI is $54,707. Males in East Providence, RI have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,765. The income inequality in East Providence, RI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,707

2017 value

± $3,318

4.1%

1 Year Growth

± 7.49%

Households in East Providence, RI have a median annual income of $54,707, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,550 in 2016, which represents a 4.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,678

Average Male Salary

± $3,488

$52,765

Average Female Salary

± $2,573

In 2017, full-time male employees in Rhode Island made 1.28 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $55,088 ± $13,113

  2. White

    $53,532 ± $2,161

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,001 ± $29,532

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Rhode Island workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for East Providence, RI is from Rhode Island.

0.463

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Rhode Island was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.241% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Rhode Island was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Rhode Island in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Rhode Island across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 107.02

  2. Census Tract 101.01

  3. Census Tract 107.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in East Providence, RI was Census Tract 107.02 with a value of $71,932, followed by Census Tract 101.01 and Census Tract 107.01, with respective values of $69,000 and $64,750.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in East Providence, RI (4.95k out of 46.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,468 ± 446

  2. Hispanic

    602 ± 240

  3. Black

    439 ± 263

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in East Providence, RI is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

24k

2017 Value

± 1,109

4.48%

1 Year growth

± 6.29%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in East Providence, RI grew at a rate of 4.48%, from 23k employees to 24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in East Providence, RI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,928 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,300 people), and Management Occupations (2,074 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of East Providence, RI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of East Providence, RI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,928 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,300 people), and Management Occupations (2,074 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, East Providence, RI has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (1.45 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.33 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of East Providence, RI, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,873), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($67,019), and Management Occupations ($61,207).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24k

2017 Value

± 1,109

4.48%

1 Year growth

± 6.29%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in East Providence, RI grew at a rate of 4.48%, from 23k employees to 24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in East Providence, RI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,520 people), Retail Trade (2,977 people), and Manufacturing (2,613 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of East Providence, RI, though some of these residents may live in East Providence, RI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in East Providence, RI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,520 people), Retail Trade (2,977 people), and Manufacturing (2,613 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, East Providence, RI has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.63 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.36 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in East Providence, RI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($113,011), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($66,250), and Information ($61,643).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Rhode Island to other states, or from other states to Rhode Island.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $12.7B

  2. $7.48B

  3. $4.41B

In 2015, the top outbound Rhode Island product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $12.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($7.48B) and Fuel oils ($4.41B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Rhode Island products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$50.1B

2020 Value

$56.6B

Projected 2045 Value

12.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Rhode Island trade was $50.1B. This is expected to increase 12.8% to $56.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Rhode Island trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Rhode Island to other states, or from other states to Rhode Island.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $15.2B

  2. $3.21B

  3. $1.61B

In 2015, the top outbound Rhode Island domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $15.2B, followed by Connecticut with $3.21B and New York and $1.61B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Rhode Island shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.7% of the population of East Providence, RI has health coverage, with 50.3% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 0.984% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of East Providence, RI was $9,551 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($9,160).

Primary care physicians in East Providence, RI see 1044 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.385% increase from the previous year (1040 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1581 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 270 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Providence County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (9.7%). Additionally, Kent County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,044 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Rhode Island see an average of 1,044 patients per year. This represents a 0.385% increase from the previous year (1,040 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,551

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,620

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,934

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,901

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Rhode Island (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $9,160 to $9,551.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.26%

Uninsured

50.3%

Employer Coverage

16.9%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

0.984%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in East Providence, RI declined by 9.08% from 6.89% to 6.26%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in East Providence, RI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 9.7% prevalence

  2. 9.4% prevalence

  3. 8.7% prevalence

Providence County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Rhode Island, at 9.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Rhode Island by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

East Providence, RI is home to a population of 47.4k people, from which 93.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 17.7% of East Providence, RI residents were born outside of the country (8.41k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of East Providence, RI is composed of 37.6k White Alone residents (79.3%), 3k Black or African American Alone residents (6.32%), 2.52k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.31%), 2.09k Two or More Races residents (4.42%), 1.51k Asian Alone residents (3.19%), 622 Some Other Race Alone residents (1.31%), 45 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0949%), and 44 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0928%).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

55

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in East Providence, RI was 42.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in East Providence, RI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all East Providence, RI residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

17.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.41k people

18%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.52k people

As of 2017, 17.7% of East Providence, RI residents (8.41k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in East Providence, RI was 18%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    24,773 ± 3,819 people

  2. Guatemala

    14,188 ± 2,905 people

  3. Portugal

    13,168 ± 2,800 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Rhode Island was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 24,773 Rhode Island residents, followed by Guatemala with 14,188 and Portugal with 13,168.

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Citizenship

93.9%

2017 Citizenship

93.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.9% of East Providence, RI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in East Providence, RI was 93.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    37.6k ± 864

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3k ± 620

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.52k ± 558

In 2017, there were 12.5 times more White Alone residents (37.6k people) in East Providence, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3k Black or African American Alone and 2.52k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in East Providence, RI as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    681 ± 141

  2. Korea

    473 ± 136

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    221 ± 123

East Providence, RI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in East Providence, RI awarded 11 degrees. The student population of East Providence, RI is skewed towards men, with 14 male students and 0 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in East Providence, RI are White (8 and 72.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2 and 18.2%), Unknown (1 and 9.09%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in East Providence, RI by number of degrees awarded are MotoRing Technical Training Institute (11 and 100%).

The most popular majors in East Providence, RI are Maritime Maintenance, Fitter, & Shipe Repair Technology (11 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in East Providence, RI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 11 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in East Providence, RI was Maritime Maintenance, Fitter, & Shipe Repair Technology with 11 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in East Providence, RI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

11 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the East Providence, RI institution with the largest number of graduating students was MotoRing Technical Training Institute with 11 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

11

Degrees Awarded to Men

0

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 11 men were awarded degrees from institutions in East Providence, RI, which is N/A times more than the 0 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    1 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in East Providence, RI were to White students. These 8 degrees mean that there were 4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in East Providence, RI was $208,000 in 2017, which is 0.906 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $206,700 to $208,000, a 0.629% increase. The homeownership rate in East Providence, RI is 58.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in East Providence, RI have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in East Providence, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$208,000

2017 Median

± $4,364

$206,700

2016 Median

± $4,427

In 2017, the median property value in East Providence, RI grew to to $208,000 from the previous year's value of $206,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in East Providence, RI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In East Providence, RI the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$54,707

Median Household Income

± $3,318

19.9k

Number of Households

± 989

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.9k households in East Providence, RI grew to $54,707 from the previous year's value of $52,550.

The following chart displays the households in East Providence, RI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in East Providence, RI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In East Providence, RI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

58.9%

2017 Homeownership

57.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.9% of the housing units in East Providence, RI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in East Providence, RI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in East Providence, RI have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.02% of the workforce in East Providence, RI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.04%

  3. Public Transit

    2.8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in East Providence, RI was Drove Alone (84.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.04%) and those who Public Transit (2.8%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in East Providence, RI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in East Providence, RI have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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