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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 71,969 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.8787 and longitude -71.3826 in Providence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pawtucket 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.


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Pawtucket, RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Pawtucket, RI Housing Affordability Index is 103
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

Pawtucket, RI Wealth Index is 52
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 71,969
Population in Households 71,458
Population in Familes 55,371
Population in Group Qrtrs 511
Population Density 8,304
Diversity Index1 77
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,502
Average Household Income $61,369
Per Capita Income $24,938
Wealth Index3 52

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 32,518 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,658 (38.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,572 (51.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,288 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $194,625
Housing Affordability Index2 103
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 29,230
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 17,649
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 0.1% 0.16%
Households 0.05% 0.13%
Families -0.06% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Pawtucket, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pawtucket 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 # 4 92nd
Population Density # 3 94th
Diversity Index # 3 94th
Median Household Income # 33 11th
Per Capita Income # 31 17th

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