About the West End

Bounded by Westminster Street to the north, Elmwood Avenue to the east, Route 10 and the railroad to the west, and Huntington Avenue to the south, the West End is largely coterminous with Census Tracts 12, 13 and 14 in Providence, RI. The population of the area declined slightly from 14,186 in 2000 to 13,844 in 2010, according to US Census data. The number of households, however, increased slightly from 4,459 to 4,482 – reflecting a trend towards smaller households. The West End is a community of families and young adults: 35% of residents are between 0-19 years of age, 41% between 20 and 44 years, and over 70% below 45 years. (US Census 2010)

The neighborhood has numerous assets; chief among them is its cultural diversity. In 2010,18% of West End residents were African American, 32% Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White, 11% Asian, 8% two or more races, 32% other, and 57%Hispanic. Nearly 40% of West End residents were born outside of the United States, compared to 30% citywide, 13% statewide, and 13%nationwide. Two-thirds of the residents speak a language other than English at home. (US Census 2010)


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