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Hope

Located in the northeast section of Providence, the Hope neighborhood is roughly bounded by the border between Providence and Pawtucket to the North, Hope Street to the East, Rochambeau Avenue to the South, and North Main Street and Interstate 95 and the North Burial Ground to the West. Although principally a residential neighborhood, Hope has two commercial corridors, Hope Street and North Main Street. Hope developed, as other Providence neighborhoods did, through the implementation of the streetcar throughout the city. Miriam Hospital was built in the hope area in the 1940s and is the central institution preoccupying much of the area. The area is known colloquially as the Summit neighborhood and is regarded as one of the most well established and engaged communities 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 1.4% 22 Bottom
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 92.0% 5 Top
Age of Housing Housing 90.8% 20 Bottom
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing 8.4% 8 Top
Business Retention Economic Health -0.0% 1 Top
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety 43.5% 25 Bottom
Commute Mode Share Transportation 24.4% 19 Bottom
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 77.5% 1 Top
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 20.1% 1 Top
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics -% - Data N/A
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 54.4% 22 Bottom
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 19.1% 20 Bottom
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 58.4% 3 Top
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 3.9% 1 Top
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 6.0% 5 Top
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 34.4 14 Middle
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 11.8 21 Bottom
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 140.6 10 Middle
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 100.0% 1 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 0.2 programs enrolled in per 100 households 4 Top
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 51.4% 17 Middle
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 84.6% 5 Top
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 8.3% 13 Middle
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities 55.0% 3 Top
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 74.1% 22 Bottom
Transit Accessibility Transportation 161 11 Middle
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 26.8 25 Bottom
Tree Cover Natural Areas 27.9% 7 Top
Vacancy Rates Housing 14.9% 18 Bottom
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 1.8 3 Top
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 63.4% 2 Top
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 75 13 Middle

Demographic and Contextual Indicators

Neighborhood City Wide
Concentrated Poverty 4.7% 29%
Income Inequality 0.4 0.50
Life Expectancy - 78.8
Population 4,001 178,042
Racial and Ethnic Diversity 0.9 1.44
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