Providence is located in north Rhode Island. Providence is part of Providence County. Providence has 18.40 square miles of land area and 2.17 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Providence population is 178,562, which has grown 2.85% since 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 0.47% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Providence median household income is $37,514 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 39.63% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 34.05% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Providence median house value is $186,000 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 83.25% since 2000. The house value growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 81.35% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Providence is much better than the state average in quality. The Providence area code is 401.