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Upper South Providence

The Upper South Providence neighborhood is located on the west side of the Providence River, immediately south of Downtown Providence. It is bounded by Interstates 95 and 195 to the north, the Providence River to the east, Public Street to the south, and Broad Street to the west. Upper South Providence is marked by the size and number of institutions located there including Rhode Island Hospital, the Providence Campus of the Community College of Rhode Island, and many other social service organizations. Today it is one of the city's more heavily African American neighborhoods.Similar to what happened in Smith Hill, the construction of Intersection 95 and 195 created both a physical and psychological barrier between Upper South Providence and both downtown Providence and the port facilities. The construction also resulted in the clearance of some neighborhood houses.

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 0.9% 23 Bottom
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 64.8% 19 Bottom
Age of Housing Housing 74.5% 1 Top
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing 15.8% 24 Bottom
Business Retention Economic Health -1.1% 20 Bottom
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety 29.4% 9 Middle
Commute Mode Share Transportation 39.1% 6 Top
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 46.6% 23 Bottom
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 40.1% 12 Middle
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 100.0% 15 Middle
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 75.0% 8 Top
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 17.0% 7 Top
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 50.8% 18 Bottom
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 5.7% 6 Top
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 12.2% 23 Bottom
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 63.7 21 Bottom
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 10.4 20 Bottom
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 132.4 13 Middle
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 30.9% 11 Middle
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 0.8% 19 Bottom
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards -% - Data N/A
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 1.7 programs enrolled in per 100 households 25 Bottom
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 53.2% 14 Middle
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 72.7% 21 Bottom
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 18.3% 20 Bottom
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 33.3% 22 Bottom
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities 20.0% 19 Bottom
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 55.3% 17 Middle
Transit Accessibility Transportation 302.5 2 Top
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 21.2 7 Top
Tree Cover Natural Areas 10.9% 20 Bottom
Vacancy Rates Housing 15.1% 20 Bottom
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 15.4 24 Bottom
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 42.0% 23 Bottom
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 80 9 Middle

Demographic and Contextual Indicators

Neighborhood City Wide
Concentrated Poverty 50.3% 29%
Income Inequality 0.4 0.50
Life Expectancy - 78.8
Population 9,809 178,042
Racial and Ethnic Diversity 1.4 1.44
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