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West End

This is the largest neighborhood in Providence, which includes Westminster Street, Elmwood Avenue and Huntington Avenue as its borders. A landlocked neighborhood, it is surrounded by the neighborhoods of Silver Lake, Olneyville, Federal Hill, Upper South Providence, Elmwood, and Reservoir.The area developed as a residential neighborhood throughout the nineteenth century. There were also a number of important industries in the area, including the Providence Gas Company and the Winter & Brown gun factory. The West End suffered economic downturn and rising income inequality during the twentieth century, which in recent years has led to redevelopment and gentrification. Neighborhood associations have focused in recent years on restoring some of the historic properties and an influx of new residents has helped with the revival of the area.

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 3.5% 15 Middle
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 58.8% 24 Bottom
Age of Housing Housing 82.2% 8 Top
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing 14.7% 20 Bottom
Business Retention Economic Health -% - Data N/A
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety 28.7% 6 Top
Commute Mode Share Transportation 39.1% 6 Top
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 53.9% 16 Middle
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 39.5% 11 Middle
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 50.0% 5 Top
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 75.0% 8 Top
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 16.6% 4 Top
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 56.1% 9 Middle
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 6.9% 10 Middle
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 7.1% 8 Top
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 27.5 11 Middle
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 8.5 13 Middle
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 129.9 14 Middle
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 15.7% 23 Bottom
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 1.8% 22 Bottom
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards -% - Data N/A
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 1.5 programs enrolled in per 100 households 22 Bottom
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 51.5% 16 Middle
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 77.3% 15 Middle
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 8.2% 12 Middle
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 12.5% 19 Bottom
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities 16.9% 22 Bottom
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 42.3% 15 Middle
Transit Accessibility Transportation 130.5 15 Middle
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 22.5 16 Middle
Tree Cover Natural Areas 15.4% 18 Bottom
Vacancy Rates Housing 14.2% 15 Middle
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 7.6 19 Bottom
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 44.3% 20 Bottom
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 80 9 Middle

Demographic and Contextual Indicators

Neighborhood City Wide
Concentrated Poverty 34.5% 29%
Income Inequality 0.5 0.50
Life Expectancy - 78.8
Population 17,312 178,042
Racial and Ethnic Diversity 1.4 1.44
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