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College Hill

Home to the campuses of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, College Hill is one of the oldest residential areas in Providence and the first permanent colonial settlement in Rhode Island. The neighborhood boundaries include Fox Point to the south at Williams Street, Wayland and Blackstone to the east at Arlington Avenue and at Governor Street, Downtown to the west at North and South Main Street, and Mount Hope to the north at Olney Street. In addition to the beautiful historic mansions that make it a notable residential neighborhood, College Hill is also a site for many of the restaurants and commercial businesses along North Main, Benefit and Thayer Streets. Local attractions include University Hall of Brown University, the Providence Athenaeum, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, the Old State House and the First Baptist Meeting House.

Indicator Details

Indicatorssort descending Primary Domain Indicator Value Rank Tier
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health -% - Data N/A
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 1.6% 21 Bottom
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 97.9% 2 Top
Age of Housing Housing 86.3% 14 Middle
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing 14.5% 19 Bottom
Business Retention Economic Health -1.4% 22 Bottom
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety 32.5% 17 Middle
Commute Mode Share Transportation 64.2% 1 Top
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 46.4% 24 Bottom
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 34.9% 8 Top
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 66.7% 9 Middle
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 77.8% 5 Top
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 18.5% 16 Middle
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 55.6% 11 Middle
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 27.4% 25 Bottom
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 0.0% 1 Top
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 30.3 12 Middle
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 8 11 Middle
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 138.5 11 Middle
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 61.2% 5 Top
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards -% - Data N/A
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 0.1 programs enrolled in per 100 households 1 Top
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 61.8% 1 Top
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 64.7% 24 Bottom
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 11.3% 10 Middle
Transit Accessibility Transportation 279.3 3 Top
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 17.9 1 Top
Tree Cover Natural Areas 30.0% 5 Top
Vacancy Rates Housing 12.2% 7 Top
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 2.3 6 Top
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 47.1% 15 Middle
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 90 3 Top

Demographic and Contextual Indicators

Neighborhood City Wide
Concentrated Poverty 28.3% 29%
Income Inequality 0.6 0.50
Life Expectancy - 78.8
Population 14,977 178,042
Racial and Ethnic Diversity 1 1.44
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