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James P. Kaetz, Auburn University
Chickasaw State Park
Providence is located in central Marengo County in the southwestern part of the state. It has a mayor/city council form of government.
Providence was incorporated in the 1970s.
According to 2016 Census estimates, Providence recorded a population of 230. Of that number, 90.4 percent of respondents identified themselves as white, 8.7 percent as African American, and 0.9 percent as Asian. The town's median household income was $41,429, and the per capita income was $28,517.
According to 2016 Census estimates, the workforce in Providence was divided among the following industrial categories:
  • Retail trade (19.1 percent)
  • Manufacturing (18.1 percent)
  • Educational services and health care and social assistance (16.0 percent)
  • Transportation and warehousing, and utilities (13.8 percent)
  • Wholesale trade (11.7 percent)
  • Other services, except public administration (7.4 percent)
  • Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services (6.4 percent)
  • Construction (3.2 percent)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services (2.1 percent)
  • Public administration (2.1 percent)
Students in Providence attend Marengo County schools; no public schools are located within the town limits.
U.S. Highway 43/State Highway 69 bisects Providence running northeast-southwest. County Highway 44 runs east from town, where it intersects 43.
Events and Places of Interest
Chickasaw State Park, located on the northern and western town limits of Providence, has camping, picnic, and playground facilities on its 520 acres.

Additional Resources

Marengo County Heritage Book Committee. The Heritage of Marengo County, Alabama. Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 2001.
Published:  November 27, 2017   |   Last updated:  October 9, 2020