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Silver Lake

Silver Lake is situated in the western part of Providence, bordered by the West End to the east, Olneyville to the northeast, Hartford to the north, the town of Johnston to the west, and the city of Cranston to the south. This neighborhood - originally called the Annex after it had been acquired from Johnston - was traditionally an agrarian settlement that later developed because of industry in the Woonasquatucket River Valley and the implementation of the streetcar project in the nineteenth century. The expansion of trolley car service led to a spur in residential development across multiple socioeconomic statuses, though it did not develop as formally as other communities.

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 16.4% 4 Top
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 59.6% 23 Bottom
Age of Housing Housing 86.6% 15 Middle
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing 11.9% 15 Middle
Business Retention Economic Health 0.0% 1 Top
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety 29.6% 11 Middle
Commute Mode Share Transportation 32.3% 13 Middle
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 54.7% 14 Middle
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 43.7% 15 Middle
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 60.0% 8 Top
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 69.8% 13 Middle
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 17.6% 12 Middle
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 56.8% 7 Top
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 10.0% 19 Bottom
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 6.5% 7 Top
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 21.7 6 Top
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 5.8 5 Top
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 109.5 19 Bottom
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 19.8% 20 Bottom
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 0.7% 18 Bottom
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards -% - Data N/A
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 1 programs enrolled in per 100 households 14 Middle
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 49.0% 22 Bottom
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 81.4% 10 Middle
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 6.7% 11 Middle
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities 17.5% 21 Bottom
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Transit Accessibility Transportation 84.3 23 Bottom
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 24.2 23 Bottom
Tree Cover Natural Areas 28.1% 6 Top
Vacancy Rates Housing 15.8% 22 Bottom
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 6 15 Middle
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 45.4% 18 Bottom
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 72 16 Middle

Demographic and Contextual Indicators

Neighborhood City Wide
Concentrated Poverty 28.4% 29%
Income Inequality 0.4 0.50
Life Expectancy - 78.8
Population 17,080 178,042
Racial and Ethnic Diversity 1.2 1.44
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