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Woonsocket, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The City of Woonsocket is the 6th largest city in Rhode Island with a population of 41,685 as of July 1, 2018. Woonsocket 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 Woonsocket is located at latitude 42.0029 and longitude -71.5148 in Providence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Woonsocket encompass a land area of 7.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Providence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 194 feet.

The City of Woonsocket (GNIS ID: 1220079) 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 Woonsocket: CrossRoads, Miswosakit, Niswosaket, Woonsocket Falls.

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


Total Population 41,685
Population in Households 40,893
Population in Familes 30,608
Population in Group Qrtrs 792
Population Density2 5,386
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $39,411
Average Household Income $54,381
Per Capita Income $22,827


Total Housing Units 19,510 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,123 (31.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,132 (57.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,255 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $204,188
Average Home Value $210,167


Total Households 17,255
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 9,997
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.15% 0.21%
Households 0.14% 0.2%
Families -0.01% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Woonsocket, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Woonsocket 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 # 6 85th
Population Density # 4 91st
Diversity Index # 5 88th
Median Household Income # 32 9th
Per Capita Income # 31 12th

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