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Lower South Providence

Lower South Providence is located along the west side of the Providence River, south of Downtown Providence with Broad Street to the west, Public Street and Upper South Providence to the north, and Interstate 95 to the south. While many feel that "South Providence" is a cohesive whole made up of Upper and Lower South Providence, Lower South Providence is markedly different in that it does not have nearly as many institutional buildings and spaces as Upper South Providence. Lower South Providence saw a large increase in population during the nineteenth century with the rise of the streetcar and new industries. Tracing back to the 1630s when Roger Williams purchased the land from the Native Americans settled there, Lower South Providence became known for its strong Irish working class community, which later made it a place of resettlement from other low-income city residents displaced by gentrification and development in the twentieth century.

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 3.0% 18 Bottom
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 62.1% 20 Bottom
Age of Housing Housing 75.4% 2 Top
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing 9.8% 13 Middle
Business Retention Economic Health -0.1% 9 Middle
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety 30.4% 13 Middle
Commute Mode Share Transportation 35.1% 9 Middle
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 48.3% 22 Bottom
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 54.2% 25 Bottom
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 66.7% 9 Middle
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 75.0% 8 Top
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 17.2% 9 Middle
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 50.2% 22 Bottom
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 7.4% 12 Middle
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 10.6% 20 Bottom
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 67.8 22 Bottom
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 9.6 19 Bottom
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 182.9 3 Top
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 22.3% 17 Middle
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 1.7% 20 Bottom
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards -% - Data N/A
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 1.4 programs enrolled in per 100 households 21 Bottom
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 52.8% 15 Middle
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 80.7% 12 Middle
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 15.4% 17 Middle
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 30.0% 21 Bottom
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities 17.6% 20 Bottom
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 80.8% 23 Bottom
Transit Accessibility Transportation 162.2 10 Middle
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 21.2 7 Top
Tree Cover Natural Areas 9.2% 22 Bottom
Vacancy Rates Housing 14.9% 18 Bottom
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 8.5 21 Bottom
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 44.9% 19 Bottom
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 79 11 Middle

Demographic and Contextual Indicators

Neighborhood City Wide
Concentrated Poverty 49.6% 29%
Income Inequality 0.5 0.50
Life Expectancy - 78.8
Population 7,601 178,042
Racial and Ethnic Diversity 1.2 1.44
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