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Pawtucket, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The City of Pawtucket is the 4th largest city in Rhode Island with a population of 71,976 as of July 1, 2017. Pawtucket 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 Pawtucket is located at latitude 41.8744 and longitude -71.3757 in Providence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pawtucket (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles. Providence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The City of Pawtucket (GNIS ID: 1219816) 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.

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

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Pawtucket, RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 71,976
Daytime Population: Workers 24,719
Daytime Population: Residents 38,506
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 63,225
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 71,462
Population in Familes 54,793
Population in Group Qrtrs 514
Population Density2 8,290
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $40,933
Average Household Income $55,765
Per Capita Income $22,835


Total Housing Units 32,523 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,405 (38.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,909 (52.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,209 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $201,350
Average Home Value $210,949


Total Households 29,314
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 17,728
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 0.16% 0.16%
Households 0.14% 0.15%
Families 0.02% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

Pawtucket, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pawtucket to the other 34 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Rhode Island 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 # 4 91st
Population Density # 3 94th
Diversity Index # 3 94th
Median Household Income # 31 12th
Per Capita Income # 29 18th

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