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Overview

Introduction to North Providence, Rhode Island

North Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence county, is 3 miles NW of Providence, Rhode Island (center to center) and 40 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.The people of the town are in the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area.

North Providence History

North Providence was established in 1636. The town originally included parts of the present day cities of Pawtucket and Providence. It was incorporated in 1765. Salvatore Mancini became the town's first elected mayor in 1974. North Providence is the eighth-highest populated town in Rhode Island.

North Providence and nearby Attractions

  • Providence Children's Museum
  • Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum
  • Smith-Appleby House Museum
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Lincoln Woods State Park

Things To Do In North Providence

You can visit Peter Randall State Park during your stay in North Providence. It is also worth visiting the Twin Rivers Beach. You can also plan a trip to the Mayor Salvatore Mancini Union Free Public Library and Cultural Center and the Providence Jewelry Museum. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed on Woonasquatucket River. The Louisquissett Golf Course is an ideal destination for golf lovers.

North Providence Transportation

Flights can be availed from Theodore Francis Green State Airport.

North Providence Higher Education

Providence College, Johnson and Wales University, and Rhode Island College are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population32,333
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens19.6%
Employed Population 16+16,032
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married41.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.2%
Median Earnings25+$40,704
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,280
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,484

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,104
% Above Poverty Level90%
% Below Poverty Level10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone38.6%
Median Gross Rent$917
Median House Value$201,200

Ancestry

Italian35.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.6%
Irish18.5%
French Except Basque9%
Portuguese8.1%
English6.9%
Canadian5.6%
Polish3.7%
German3.2%
African2.2%
Arab1.4%
West Indian1.4%
US/American1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Cape Verdean1%
Swedish0.9%
Lithuanian0.9%
Russian0.8%
Syrian0.8%
Haitian0.8%
Lebanese0.6%
Greek0.5%
Nigerian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Barbadian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Kenyan0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Senegalese0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
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North Providence Almanac

CategoryValue
County Providence County
Standard Zip Codes2911, 2904, 2908
Phone Area Codes401
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.85
Approximate Longitude-71.47

North Providence Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPROVIDENCE GREEN AP
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches
StationWEST THOMPSON LAKE
Distance23.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Central Falls19,366$31,311
Cranston80,882$79,214
Johnston29,126$87,326
Lincoln21,486$85,716
Pawtucket71,389$50,150
Providence178,851$43,585

North Providence Public Libraries

Mayor Salvatore Mancini Union Free Library
1810 MINERAL SPRING AVENUE
North Providence, Rhode Island
(401) 353-5600

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North Providence Hospitals

Our Lady Of Fatima Hospital
(Non-profit)
200 High Service Avenue

North Providence Public Schools

Birchwood Middle School
10 Birchwood Drive
ZIP: 2904
(401) 233-1120
Middle
Total Enrollment 405
Joseph A. Whelan School
1440 Mineral Spring Avenue
ZIP: 2904
(401) 233-1180
Primary
Total Enrollment 260
Marieville School
1135 Mineral Spring Avenue
ZIP: 2904
(401) 725-0099
Primary
Total Enrollment 252
North Providence High
1828 Mineral Spring Avenue
ZIP: 2904
(401) 233-1150
High
Total Enrollment 970
Stephen Olney School
1378 Douglas Avenue
ZIP: 2904
(401) 233-1160
Primary
Total Enrollment 296
Centredale School
41 Angell Avenue
ZIP: 2911
(401) 233-1145
Primary
Total Enrollment 276
Dr. Edward Ricci School
51 Intervale Avenue
ZIP: 2911
(401) 233-1170
Middle
Total Enrollment 432
Greystone School
100 Morgan Avenue
ZIP: 2911
(401) 233-1130
Primary
Total Enrollment 320
James L. Mcguire School
55 Central Avenue
ZIP: 2911
(401) 233-1135
Primary
Total Enrollment 287

North Providence Private Schools

George N Hunt Campus School
420 Fruit Hill Ave
ZIP: 2911
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 26
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