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Smith Hill

Historically, Smith Hill is defined as the area bounded by the Woonasquatucket River to the south near Promenade Street and the Chad Brown public housing complex on the north, and includes the area surrounding the State Capitol between Route 44 (Smith Street), the railroad downtown, the West River, and Interstate 95. Smith Hill has had a substantial Irish population since the early 20th century, although it now is very diverse.

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 2.5% 20 Bottom
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 69.9% 14 Middle
Age of Housing Housing 78.9% 5 Top
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing 14.8% 21 Bottom
Business Retention Economic Health -1.3% 21 Bottom
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety 33.2% 18 Bottom
Commute Mode Share Transportation 38.2% 8 Top
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 57.1% 9 Middle
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 44.8% 17 Middle
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 50.0% 5 Top
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 76.9% 6 Top
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 16.6% 4 Top
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 50.7% 20 Bottom
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 5.2% 4 Top
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 7.7% 9 Middle
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 99.3 24 Bottom
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 8.9 15 Middle
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 83.4 23 Bottom
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 35.0% 9 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 1 programs enrolled in per 100 households 14 Middle
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 60.7% 2 Top
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 73.7% 17 Middle
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 17.5% 19 Bottom
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 25.0% 20 Bottom
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities 21.4% 15 Middle
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 10.7% 9 Middle
Transit Accessibility Transportation 212.3 5 Top
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 21.7 11 Middle
Tree Cover Natural Areas 13.1% 19 Bottom
Vacancy Rates Housing 18.1% 24 Bottom
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 8 20 Bottom
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 41.3% 24 Bottom
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 86 5 Top

Demographic and Contextual Indicators

Neighborhood City Wide
Concentrated Poverty 30.1% 29%
Income Inequality 0.5 0.50
Life Expectancy - 78.8
Population 9,845 178,042
Racial and Ethnic Diversity 1.6 1.44
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