Southeast Providence County RI


Municipalities of Southeast Providence County RI

The Southeast Providence County Region is the second of the new regions comprised of the “inner ring suburbs” of Providence. Cranston, Johnston, and North Providence include substantial suburban neighborhoods and commercial areas, with a mix of denser neighborhoods serviced by public infrastructure and more exurban areas that do not have public water or sewer. Their proximity to Providence represents an opportunity to benefit from the Capital City’s job market and entertainment venues.

Housing Needs of Southeast Providence County RI

The SE Providence County Region is comprised of two-thirds owner-occupied and one-third renter households. Forty-six percent of the renters in the region are considered cost burdened, or pay more than 30 percent of their income toward housing costs. Seventy-one percent of the region’s households, or 44,819 households, cannot afford the region's median home price of $345,750.

Region's Housing and Range of Costs & Types

  • Total Households 57,969
  • Median Single Family Home Price $345,750
    • % Owners 67%
  • Average 2-Bedroom Rent $1,987
    • % Renters 33%


  • Express Lines - 4
  • Local Bus - 13
  • Park-n-Rides - 1


The Southeast Providence County Region has a total of 57,304 Total Private and Government Jobs. The Top Sectors are:

  • Government: 8,144
  • Health Care & Social Assistance: 7,795
  • Retail Trade: 7,666
  • Administrative Support & Waste Mgmt: 5,665
  • Finance: 5,062


  • Colleges - Johnson & Wales University - Harborside Campus
  • Public High Schools - Cranston East, Cranston West (including Cranston Area Career & Technical Center), Johnston, North Providence
  • Public Charter High Schools - New England Laborers'/Cranston Public Schools' Construction Career Academy
  • Private School - Trinity Christian Academy


  • Hospitals -  Eleanor Slater Hospital (Cranston, Behavioral)
  • Urgent Care Centers - 5
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