Rumford in Providence county, Rhode Island

Rumford

Rumford is a village located within East Providence, Rhode Island. The village’s primary claim to fame is that Rumford baking powder was originated there. The baking soda was, and still is, manufactured at Rumford Chemical Works.

Roger Williams was a religious dissenter who founded the area. Around the year 1636, Williams purchased the area from the Native Americans (believed to be Wampanoag) who occupied the land. He named the entire area “Providence” since he felt it was God's providence for him to escape religious persecution.

Rumford has a little more than twenty restaurants. There are variety of cuisines to choose from including Italian, American, bistro-style, and Mexican.

There are five elementary schools in the East Providence area. Most of them have fewer than 400 students enrolled. Older children attend the Edward R. Martin Middle School for grades 6-8. The East Providence High School educates children in grades 9-12. The famed Brown University is just a few miles away from Rumford.

Since Rumford is a suburb of Providence, commute times to work are easily under 20 minutes for most workers.

Community Summary

Population Growth (since 2010) 1.52 %
Population Density (people / sq. mile) 3,225.6
Household Size (people) 2.25
Households w/ Children 24.81 %
Annual Residential Turnover 12.91 %

Housing Inventory

Fair Market Rents

Gross rent estimates, localized to show expected pricing variations.

Studio $602
One Bedroom $737
Two Bedroom $894
Three Bedroom $1,109
Four Bedroom $1,335

Education

The educational climate index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Socioeconomic Status (SES) measure. Factors in this measure are income, educational achievement and occupation of persons within a ZIP code. Because this measure is based on the population of an entire ZIP code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Educational Climate Index
Values range from 1 to 5 with lower values representing a worse educational climate
Highest Level Attained

Population Demographics

Total: 8,242
Households: 3,612
Median Age: 45.30

Employment & Finance

Workforce
Income by dollar range (Median: $59,762)

Climate & Weather

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The weather risk chart displays a percent value for a given type of weather risk as compared to the national average. A percent value greater than 100 indicates the area is more prone to risk than the national average; similarly, a value less than 100 indicates the area is less prone.

Temperature
Weather Risk
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Public Elementary

School

AGNES B. HENNESSEY SCHOOL
Grades: K-5
75 FORT ST
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI 02914

KENT HEIGHTS SCHOOL
Grades: K-5
2680 PAWTUCKET AVE
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI 02914

EMMA G. WHITEKNACT SCHOOL
Grades: K-5
261 GROSVENOR AVE
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI 02914

ORLO AVENUE SCHOOL
Grades: K-5
25 ORLO AVE
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI 02914

MYRON J. FRANCIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Grades: K-5
64 BOURNE AVE
RUMFORD, RI 02916

JAMES R. D. OLDHAM SCHOOL
Grades: K-5
60 BART DR
RIVERSIDE, RI 02915

SILVER SPRING SCHOOL
Grades: K-5
120 SILVER SPRING AVE
RIVERSIDE, RI 02915

WADDINGTON SCHOOL
Grades: K-5
101 LEGION WAY
RIVERSIDE, RI 02915

Public Middle

School

EDWARD MARTIN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Grades: 6-8
111 BROWN ST
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI 02914

RIVERSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Grades: 6-8
179 FORBES ST
RIVERSIDE, RI 02915

Public High

School

EAST PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL
Grades: 9-12
2000 PAWTUCKET AVE
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI 02914

Private/Catholic

School

PROVIDENCE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
Grades: 6-12
660 WATERMAN AVE
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI 02914

SACRED HEART SCHOOL
Grades: K-8
56 PURCHASE ST
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI 02914

THE WOLF SCHOOL
Grades: K-8
215 FERRIS AVE
RUMFORD, RI 02916

THE GORDON SCHOOL
Grades: PRESCHOOL-8
45 MAXFIELD AVE
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI 02914

ST MARGARET SCHOOL
Grades: PRESCHOOL-8
42 BISHOP AVE
RUMFORD, RI 02916

ST. BRENDAN SCHOOL
Grades: K-8
55 TURNER AVE
RIVERSIDE, RI 02915

BRADLEY SCHOOL-EAST PROVIDENCE
Grades: K-12
1011 VETERANS MEMORIAL PKWY
RIVERSIDE, RI 02915

ST MARY ACADEMY-BAY VIEW
Grades: PRESCHOOL-8
3070 PAWTUCKET AVE STE 1
RIVERSIDE, RI 02915

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Commuting to and from Rumford

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