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South Elmwood

The community of South Elmwood is located at the southern most tip of Providence and consists of the few, primarily residential, blocks surrounding Roger Williams Park. It is also bounded by the Cranston city line on the west and south and Interstate 95 on the north. Roger Williams Park is the centerpiece of South Elmwood and consumes the majority of the neighborhood's land area. It was annexed by Cranston for a brief period in the nineteenth century, though eventually - along with South Providence, Elmwood and Washington Park - was given back to Providence. The area over time evolved from a rural town to a residential neighborhood.

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 76.6% 1 Top
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 71.3% 13 Middle
Age of Housing Housing 93.9% 24 Bottom
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing 15.5% 23 Bottom
Business Retention Economic Health -0.2% 12 Middle
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety 29.8% 12 Middle
Commute Mode Share Transportation 20.6% 22 Bottom
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 57.4% 7 Top
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 48.2% 19 Bottom
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 100.0% 15 Middle
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 65.2% 17 Middle
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 20.1% 24 Bottom
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 53.2% 14 Middle
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 9.6% 18 Bottom
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 13.3% 25 Bottom
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 35.5 16 Middle
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 9.5 18 Bottom
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 117.2 17 Middle
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 18.5% 21 Bottom
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 0.9 programs enrolled in per 100 households 11 Middle
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 47.6% 23 Bottom
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 84.3% 6 Top
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 12.8% 15 Middle
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities 23.9% 12 Middle
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 38.6% 14 Middle
Transit Accessibility Transportation 123.2 16 Middle
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 22.6 17 Middle
Tree Cover Natural Areas 38.2% 3 Top
Vacancy Rates Housing 12.9% 8 Top
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 5.6 14 Middle
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 55.6% 6 Top
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 56 24 Bottom

Demographic and Contextual Indicators

Neighborhood City Wide
Concentrated Poverty 28.2% 29%
Income Inequality 0.5 0.50
Life Expectancy - 78.8
Population 4,587 178,042
Racial and Ethnic Diversity 1.5 1.44
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