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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 19,295 as of July 1, 2019. 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Central Falls, RI Housing Affordability Index is 70
State of Rhode Island Housing Affordability Index is 103
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Central Falls, RI Wealth Index is 30
State of Rhode Island Wealth Index is 106
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 19,295 (100%)
Population in Households 18,805 (97.5%)
Population in Families 15,117 (78.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 490 ( 2.5%)
Population Density 16,142
Diversity Index2 87
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,710
Average Household Income $46,342
Per Capita Income $15,519
Wealth Index4 30

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,586 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,360 (17.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,078 (66.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,148 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $186,222
Housing Affordability Index3 70
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,438
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 4,260
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.02% 0.07%
Households -0.11% 0.02%
Families -0.22% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

Central Falls, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Central Falls to the other 36 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 81st
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 2 97th
Median Household Income # 36 3rd
Per Capita Income # 35 6th

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