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East Providence

City of East Providence

  •   State: 
    Rhode Island
      County: 
    Providence County
      City: 
    East Providence
      County FIPS: 
    44007
      Coordinates: 
    41°48′49″N 71°22′12″W
      Area total: 
    16.61 sq mi (43.01 km²)
      Area land: 
    13.28 sq mi (34.41 km²)
      Area water: 
    3.32 sq mi (8.60 km²)
      Elevation: 
    62 ft (19 m)
      Established: 
    1862; Incorporated (town) 1862; Incorporated (city) 1958
  •   Latitude: 
    41,7725
      Longitude: 
    -71,3548
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    02914
    02915
    02916
      GMAP: 

    East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States

  •   Population: 
    47,139
      Population density: 
    3,548.55 residents per square mile of area (1,370.08/km²)
      Household income: 
    $49,993
      Households: 
    20,607
      Unemployment rate: 
    13.10%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.00%
      Income taxes: 
    9.90%

East Providence is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 47,139 at the 2020 census, making it the fifth-largest city in the state. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.6 square miles (43 km²) The city is governed by an elected mayor and a five-member city council, with the mayor and counselors elected every four years. The current mayor of East Providence is Roberto DaSilva, who took office on January 9, 2019. The city also has a municipal court, which hears cases regarding violations of municipal ordinances, housing code violations and minor traffic violations. Judges for both courts are appointed by the mayor with confirmation by the city council for a term of two years. It also has an appointed library board of trustees which governs the city's library system and various other appointed governing and advisory boards and commissions. It is located between the Providence and Seekonk Rivers on the west and the Seek onk area of Massachusetts on the east. The following villages are located in East Providence:East Providence Center, Rumford, and Rumford Falls. The mayor is both the ceremonial leader of the city and the chief executive officer. He appoints all department heads except the city clerk, who is appointed by a professional city manager. He is also the president of the East Providence City Council, which elects a council president and council vice-president to preside over meetings. In 2000, there were 48,688 people, 20,530 households, and 12,851 families residing in the city.

Geography

East Providence is the primary city name, but also E Providence are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is City of East Providence. East Providence is located between the Providence and Seekonk Rivers on the west. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.6 square miles (43 km²) of which, 13.4 square miles of it is land. The following villages are located in East Providence:East Providence CenterRiversideRumfordRumford East Providence CenterRumford Rumford. The city is located on the Massachusetts-Rhode Island border. It has a population of 2,816. It is located at an elevation of 1,856.5 feet (518.4 meters) and has a land area of 13.6 sq miles (35 km²). The city has an area of 19.33 square miles, or 19.3 km², of which 13.5 square miles is land and 3.2 sq miles is water. It was founded in 1788. It became a city in 1808. It's located on a riverbed between the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Rivers. It also has a lake, the Providence River, on its eastern side. The town's name is derived from the Providence, Rhode Island, which is a former English colony. The Providence River is a tributary of the Massachusetts River, which runs through the city. It runs through East Providence and into the Seekonks River on its western side. East Providence is also known as the "Rhode Islands" because of its proximity to the Massachusetts mainland.

Governance

The City of East Providence is governed by an elected mayor and a five-member city council. City council members are elected one each from four wards and one elected at-large. The mayor is both the ceremonial leader of the city and the chief executive officer. The current mayor is Roberto DaSilva, who took office on January 9, 2019. The city also has a municipal court, which hears cases regarding violations of municipal ordinances, housing code violations and minor traffic violations. Judges for both courts are appointed by the mayor with confirmation by the city council for a term of two years. The school committee has broad authority to manage the school system, including setting all school system policies and setting the school's budget. Other boards and commissions include a library board of trustees which governs the city's library system and various other appointed governing and advisory boards and commission. The council also appoints the city clerk, who is responsible for enforcing the city charter, ordinances and other city rules and regulations. It also has an elected school committee, elected for two year terms by the same ward system as the cityCouncil. The City council sets the budget for the city (with recommendation from the mayor) and provides legislative oversight for city operations. Up until 2019, The city council served two-year terms, and the city Council oversaw the entire city government under a council-manager system. In 2019, the members of the East Providence City Council are:Robert Rodericks at-Large (council vice-president),Robert BrittoWard 1, Nathan CahoonWard 3, and Ricardo MouratoWard 4.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 48,688 people, 20,530 households, and 12,851 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 86.49% White, 5.02% African American, 0.46% Native American, 1.15% Asian, 2.80% from other races, and 4.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.89% of the population. The population has large immigrant communities from Portugal, the Azores, Madeira and Cape Verde. The median income for a household in theCity was $39,108, and the median income. for a family was $48,463. About 6.3% of families and 8.6% of people were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 11.0% ofThose aged 65 or over. The city is located on the Atlantic Ocean, and has a population of about 48,000. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, with a population growth rate of 3.9% from 2000 to 2010. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population will grow to 50,000 by the end of the decade. It has a median age of 40 years, and a population density of 3,632.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,402.4/km²). The city has a high school graduation rate of 9.7%.

Education

East Providence has 13 public and 5 non-public schools. Public schools include Agnes B. "Hennessey" and Alice M. "Waddington" High schools include East Providence Career & Technical Center and St. Mary "Bayview" Academy. Non-public elementary and junior-high schools includeSacred Heart School, St. Margaret School, The Gordon School, andProvidence Country Day (P.C.D.).

Health and medicine

Bradley Hospital, the nation's first psychiatric facility exclusively for children, was founded in 1931. It is a teaching hospital for the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. It was the first psychiatric hospital in the U.S. to treat children. The hospital is located in the heart of the city's downtown area, near the University of California, San Francisco and the Medical Center of the West. It has more than 1,000 beds. It also has a children's psychiatric unit, which is open to the public.

National Register of Historic Places listings in East Providence

East Providence, Rhode Island, is on the National Register of Historic Places. East Providence is one of the oldest towns in Rhode Island. The town was founded in 18th century and is located in the city's central business district. It is also on the U.S. Census Bureau's list of the nation's oldest cities. It was added to the N.N.H.R.P. listings in 1973. It has been listed on the NNHP since 1978. The East Providence Historic District was added in 1984. It's on the Register of the National Park Service's historic register. It includes the East Providence Hotel, which was built in the early 1900s, and several other buildings in the area. It also includes the former East Providence High School, built in 1855. It dates to the early 19th century. It stands on the site of a former elementary school, which dates back to the 17th century, and is in East Providence's historic district.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island = 30.4. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 53. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in East Providence = 3.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 47,139 individuals with a median age of 41.3 age the population dropped by -0.60% in East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,548.55 residents per square mile of area (1,370.08/km²). There are average 2.31 people per household in the 20,607 households with an average household income of $49,993 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 13.10% of the available work force and has dropped -3.95% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 19.00%. The number of physicians in East Providence per 100,000 population = 277.

Weather

The annual rainfall in East Providence = 44.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 35.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 124. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 203. 82 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 20.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 52, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island which are owned by the occupant = 56.36%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 51 years with median home cost = $186,320 and home appreciation of -10.80%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $19.05 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $7,354 per student. There are 17.5 students for each teacher in the school, 453 students for each Librarian and 328 students for each Counselor. 5.82% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 12.27% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.60% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • East Providence's population in Providence County, Rhode Island of 12,138 residents in 1900 has increased 3,88-fold to 47,139 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 53.01% female residents and 46.99% male residents live in East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.

    As of 2020 in East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island are married and the remaining 47.45% are single population.

  • 22.8 minutes is the average time that residents in East Providence require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    82.00% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.01% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.63% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.97% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, 56.36% are owner-occupied homes, another 39.73% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.90% are vacant.

  • The 59.20% of the population in East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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