|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Providence is 189,692. Providence, Rhode Island is the 135th largest city in the US.
Providence is located entirely in Providence County.
The peak population of Providence was in 1940, when its population was 253,504. In 1940, Providence was the 37th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 135th largest city in the US. Providence is currently 25.2% smaller than it was in 1940.
Providence has grown 9.1% since the 2000. Providence, Rhode Island's growth is below average. 68% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Providence has a population density of 9,676.2 people per square mile. Providence has the 2nd highest population density in Rhode Island.
|129||Huntington Beach, California||196,652||3.4%|
|130||Sioux Falls, South Dakota||196,528||56.4%|
|135||Providence, Rhode Island||189,692||9.1%|
|139||Newport News, Virginia||184,587||2.3%|
The total voting age population of Providence, Rhode Island, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 115,238. The voting age population is 46.6% male and 53.4% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 10.8% of the residents of Providence are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Providence are 55.1% White, 16.8% Black, 16.3% Other, 6.0% Asian, 4.7% Two or more races, 1.0% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 43.3% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Providence, 25.5% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 34.7%. On a per-household basis, 21.7% of families are below the poverty line in Providence.
Among those aged 16 and older, 61.3% of Providence residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 81.6% of Providence residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 30.1% have a bachelor's degree and 14.0% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Providence residents aged 5 and older, 50.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 38.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 5.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 4.6% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Providence is 7.8%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Providence, 8.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Providence is $45,610.
In Providence, 36.1% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 63.9% of housing units in Providence.
Of all the housing units in Providence, 56.2% of them were build before 1940.
In Providence, 5.1% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 3,800 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Providence is $994.
In Providence, 78.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.