Providence, Rhode Island - Facts & Figures
Providence, Rhode Island is the largest city in the state and its capital, as well as one of the first cities founded in America. Originally an economy based on the sea and trade, Providence now has a diverse base and is the major commercial, financial, medical and industrial center for the northeast. In fact, the city is home to eight different hospitals and five different higher education institutions. Providence is one of the largest jewelry manufacturers in the nation. Tourism also plays a major role in the economy. The city has revived their river walk and downtown area to be a cosmopolitan, yet relaxed destination called Waterplace. Providence is also rumored to have the highest quality drinking water in the country.
Helpful links & resources:
- Population: 178,077
- Industries: Government; Tourism; Finance; Medicine; Services; Manufacturing; and Jewelry
- Area Codes: 401
- ZIP Codes: 02901, 02902, 02903, 02904, 02905, 02906, 02907, 02908, 02909, 02912, 02918, 02940
- Surrounding Cities: Boston, MA; North Providence, RI; East Providence, RI; Johnston, RI; Cranston, RI; Pawtucket, RI; Central Falls, RI; Seekonk, MA