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Central Falls, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The City of Central Falls is the 8th largest city in Rhode Island with a population of 19,241 as of July 1, 2018. Central Falls ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Rhode Island. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Central Falls is located at latitude 41.8907 and longitude -71.3923 in Providence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Central Falls encompass a land area of 1.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Providence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 85 feet.

The City of Central Falls (GNIS ID: 1220067) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Central Falls: Chocolate Mill, Saintrelle.

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Central Falls, RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 19,241
Population in Households 18,737
Population in Familes 14,964
Population in Group Qrtrs 504
Population Density2 16,060
Diversity Index3 86


Median Household Income $30,460
Average Household Income $42,981
Per Capita Income $14,677


Total Housing Units 7,614 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,299 (17.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,132 (67.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,183 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $202,075
Average Home Value $205,331


Total Households 6,431
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 4,238
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.08% 0.02%
Households -0.18% -0.02%
Families -0.34% -0.11%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

Central Falls, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Central Falls to the other 34 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 8 79th
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 2 97th
Median Household Income # 34 3rd
Per Capita Income # 34 3rd

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