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Wanskuck is one of two neighborhoods that comprise the North End, an area in the northern part of the city roughly divided by Route 146 and the West River Valley. The Wanskuck neighborhood is bounded by the Elmhurst neighborhood to its west, Smith Hill to the south, Charles to the east, and the town of North Providence to the north. Two major north-south thoroughfares are Douglas Avenue and Admiral Street, which run from the center of Providence through the Wanskuck neighborhood and eventually to the town of North Providence.This is one of two neighborhoods in the North End of Providence that became settled and grew substantially in the nineteenth century with the rise of industry. There was a rise of European immigrants that continued into the early part of the twentieth century. After the Silver Spring Bleaching and Dyeing Company and the Wanskuck Company closed in the mid 1900s, the area became less of an industrial center. In more recent years it has become more known for its residential and commercial development.

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 6.5% 8 Top
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 73.3% 10 Middle
Age of Housing Housing 80.7% 6 Top
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing 8.4% 8 Top
Business Retention Economic Health -0.2% 12 Middle
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety 34.7% 21 Bottom
Commute Mode Share Transportation 29.9% 14 Middle
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 54.3% 15 Middle
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 48.8% 20 Bottom
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 33.3% 2 Top
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 64.1% 19 Bottom
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 17.9% 14 Middle
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 51.9% 17 Middle
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 9.0% 16 Middle
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 11.3% 22 Bottom
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 19.5 5 Top
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 6.5 6 Top
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 142 9 Middle
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 26.9% 12 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 1.1 programs enrolled in per 100 households 16 Middle
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 58.5% 7 Top
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 86.1% 2 Top
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 6.1% 10 Middle
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities 22.7% 13 Middle
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 65.6% 20 Bottom
Transit Accessibility Transportation 152.3 13 Middle
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 22.1 12 Middle
Tree Cover Natural Areas 26.9% 9 Middle
Vacancy Rates Housing 14.0% 13 Middle
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 6 15 Middle
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 47.7% 14 Middle
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 75 13 Middle

Demographic and Contextual Indicators

Neighborhood City Wide
Concentrated Poverty 34.5% 29%
Income Inequality 0.5 0.50
Life Expectancy - 78.8
Population 12,476 178,042
Racial and Ethnic Diversity 1.5 1.44
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