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Providence

James P. Kaetz, Auburn University
Providence is located in central Marengo County in the southwestern part of the state. It has a mayor/city council form of government.
Demographics
Providence's population according to the 2010 Census was 223. Of that number, 81.2 percent of respondents identified themselves as white, 13.0 percent as African American, 3.1 percent as Hispanic or Latino, and 1.8 percent as two or more races. The town's median household income, according to 2015 estimates, was $40,208, and the per capita income was $30,359.
Employment
According to 2015 Census estimates, the workforce in Providence was divided among the following industrial categories:
· Transportation and warehousing and utilities (29.5 percent)
· Manufacturing (14.3 percent)
· Professional, scientific, management, and administrative and waste   management services (14.3 percent)
· Retail trade (13.4 percent)
· Educational services, and health care and social assistance (8.0 percent)
· Other services, except public administration (8.0 percent)
· Wholesale trade (5.4 percent)
· Construction (2.7 percent)
· Public administration (2.7 percent)
· Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services (1.8   percent)
Education
Students in Providence attend Marengo County schools; no public schools are located within the town limits.
Transportation
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:  November 27, 2017