Southeast Providence County RI


Municipalities of Southeast Providence County RI

Though comprised of only two municipalities contiguous only by water, the Southeast Providence County Region features substantial transportation options and jobs comparable to the other larger geographic regions.

The region hugs the southern portion of Providence to its east and west forming two largely suburban centers of their more populous neighbor – Providence. Each City is rich in character and have similar affordability and wages, as evidenced below. Both have access to Narragansett Bay, with East Providence featuring a longer shoreline. Each city also feature village centers well-known for their historic character, including Pawtuxet in Cranston (also bordering Warwick), and Riverside and Rumford in East Providence.


Housing Needs of Southeast Providence County RI

The Southeast Providence County Region is comprised of nearly two-thirds owner-occupied and approximately one-third renter households.  It is the only region where nearly half the future housing need is for single-family stock, according to the 2016 Projecting Future Housing Needs Report. Forty-eight percent of the renters in the region are considered cost burdened, or pay more than 30 percent of their income toward housing costs. Forty-one percent of the region’s households, or 21,950, fall below 80 percent of area median income. Similar to most of the other regions, the significant majority of household growth is projected to be households aged 65 and older.

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Region's Housing and Range of Costs & Types

  • Total Households 51,288
  • Projected Need of Additional Housing by 2025  3,733 - 4,007 (55% multifamily)
  • Median Single Family Home Price $319,900 - $330,000
    • % Owners 61% - 68%
  • Average 2-Bedroom Rent $1,762 - $1,933
    • % Renters 32% - 39%

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  • Express Lines - 2
  • Local Bus - 13
  • Key Corridor - 3
  • Park-n-Rides - 1 (serving East Providence)
  • Rapid Line - 1 (serving a part of Cranston)

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The Southeast Providence County Region has a total of 58,527 Total Private & Government Jobs, with a private sector wage range of $44,371 - $44,472. Its Top Industry Jobs are:

  • Healthcare - 8,223
  • Leisure & Hospitality - 6,123
  • Manufacturing - 3,497
  • Retail Trade - 3,497
  • Professional & Technical Services - 3,318

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  • Public High Schools - Cranston East, Cranston West (including Cranston Area Career & Technical Center), East Providence
  • Public Charter High Schools - New England Laborers'/Cranston Public Schools' Construction Career Academy
  • Private School - Bay View Academy (PK-12), Providence Country Day School (Gr. 6-12). Both in East Providence.

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  • Hospitals - Bradley Hospital (Children's Behavioral, East Providence), Eleanor Slater Hospital (Cranston, Behavioral)
  • Urgent Care Centers - 5

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