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Providence, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Providence had a population of 2,956 as of July 1, 2017. Providence ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Providence is located at latitude 37.3991 and longitude -87.7517 in Webster County. The formal boundaries for the City of Providence (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Webster County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 443 feet.

The City of Providence (GNIS ID: 2404576) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Providence is located within Providence Division of Webster County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Providence population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Providence: Savageville.

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Providence, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,956
Daytime Population: Workers 942
Daytime Population: Residents 1,806
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,748
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 2,936
Population in Familes 2,349
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 490
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $33,069
Average Household Income $45,581
Per Capita Income $19,283


Total Housing Units 1,565 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 857 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 409 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 299 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $45,976
Average Home Value $91,599


Total Households 1,266
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 830
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.06% -1.02%
Households -0.93% -0.97%
Families -0.68% -1.08%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Providence, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Providence to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 121 78th
Population Density # 387 29th
Diversity Index # 86 84th
Median Household Income # 409 24th
Per Capita Income # 390 28th

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