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Elmwood is located in the southwest quadrant of Providence. It is bounded by the neighborhoods of Upper and Lower South Providence to its east, the West End and Reservoir to the west, and South Elmwood to its south. Elmwood is known for being home to a diverse community, notably a large population of immigrants to the area. The neighborhood grew dramatically during the 19th century as a historically upscale area, which has led to newer residents in recent years coming in to renovate some of the historic properties. Today, Elmwood remains one of the city's more ethnically, culturally and racially diverse neighborhoods. The ethnic and cultural diversity of the neighborhood is reflected in the commercial uses lining Elmwood Avenue and Broad Street, making these street two of the most interesting and dynamic thoroughfares in the city.

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 3.5% 15 Middle
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 64.9% 18 Bottom
Age of Housing Housing 83.8% 11 Middle
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing 13.6% 17 Middle
Business Retention Economic Health -0.0% 1 Top
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety 30.7% 14 Middle
Commute Mode Share Transportation 29.8% 15 Middle
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 48.9% 21 Bottom
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 51.5% 23 Bottom
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 100.0% 15 Middle
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 75.0% 8 Top
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 17.2% 9 Middle
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 55.6% 11 Middle
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 6.0% 7 Top
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 11.2% 21 Bottom
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 34.9 15 Middle
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 9.1 16 Middle
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 149.2 5 Top
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 17.2% 22 Bottom
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 1.3 programs enrolled in per 100 households 18 Bottom
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 51.3% 18 Bottom
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 76.0% 16 Middle
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 5.0% 9 Middle
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities 16.1% 23 Bottom
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 60.6% 19 Bottom
Transit Accessibility Transportation 153 12 Middle
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 21.2 7 Top
Tree Cover Natural Areas 16.3% 15 Middle
Vacancy Rates Housing 14.7% 16 Middle
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 6.7 17 Middle
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 47.1% 15 Middle
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 82 8 Top

Demographic and Contextual Indicators

Neighborhood City Wide
Concentrated Poverty 32.9% 29%
Income Inequality 0.5 0.50
Life Expectancy - 78.8
Population 12,834 178,042
Racial and Ethnic Diversity 1.3 1.44
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