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Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant is a primarily middle-class residential neighborhood in the northwest quadrant of the city. The area is bounded by the neighborhoods of Manton to the west, Olneyville to the south, Valley to the east, Elmhurst to the east and northeast, and the town of North Providence to the northwest. The major street boundaries that define the Mount Pleasant area are Academy Avenue to the east, Smith Street to the northeast, Atwells Avenue to the south, and portions of Bullock, Chalkstone, Mera, and Rushmore Avenues to the west. Mount Pleasant was one of the last sections of the city to be developed, and as a result, most of the houses are of medium size on well landscaped lots and tree-lined streets. The neighborhood is home to Rhode Island College, Mount Pleasant High School, LaSalle Academy and the Triggs Memorial Golf Course.

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 21.5% 2 Top
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 69.2% 15 Middle
Age of Housing Housing 89.0% 18 Bottom
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing 9.3% 12 Middle
Business Retention Economic Health -0.1% 9 Middle
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety 28.3% 4 Top
Commute Mode Share Transportation 16.5% 25 Bottom
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 60.1% 5 Top
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 29.9% 4 Top
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 75.0% 13 Middle
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 57.1% 20 Bottom
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 18.6% 17 Middle
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 52.9% 15 Middle
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 11.1% 22 Bottom
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 8.7% 16 Middle
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 15.4 2 Top
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 6.5 6 Top
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 188.6 2 Top
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 26.1% 14 Middle
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 0.6 programs enrolled in per 100 households 7 Top
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 50.1% 20 Bottom
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 79.3% 14 Middle
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 22.6% 14 Middle
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Transit Accessibility Transportation 103.3 21 Bottom
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 19.9 5 Top
Tree Cover Natural Areas 27.1% 8 Top
Vacancy Rates Housing 11.3% 6 Top
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 3.9 8 Top
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 55.1% 7 Top
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 70 18 Bottom

Demographic and Contextual Indicators

Neighborhood City Wide
Concentrated Poverty 16.1% 29%
Income Inequality 0.5 0.50
Life Expectancy - 78.8
Population 11,281 178,042
Racial and Ethnic Diversity 1.4 1.44
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