Pawtucket, Rhode Island Population 2019

Pawtucket, Rhode Island's estimated population is 71,847 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Pawtucket, Rhode Island is the 4th largest city in Rhode Island based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 8250.85 people/mi² (3185.66 people/km²).

The overall median age is 36 years, 34.5 years for males, and 37.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.0 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 30,995 households in the city, with an average size of 2.58 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.2%, with a median rent of $878/month. The median house has 4.9 rooms, and has a value of $172,200.

The median income for households in Pawtucket, Rhode Island is $44,909, while the mean household income is $58,587.

Pawtucket Ri Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pawtucket Ri was:

  • White: 62.14%
  • Black or African American: 18.52%
  • Other race: 11.57%
  • Two or more races: 5.36%
  • Asian: 1.77%
  • Native American: 0.52%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
LatLng(41.8787, -71.3826)
Rank in State4th
StateRhode Island
CountyProvidence County
Time ZoneEastern Time Zone
Land Area (km²)22.55 (8.71 mi²)
Water Area (km²)0.78 (0.30 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID4454640
Density (km²)3,185.66
Density (mi²)8,250.85
Area Code(s)401
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201871,8471820.25%
201771,665-133-0.19%
201671,798400.06%
201571,758670.09%
201471,691740.10%
201371,617480.07%
201271,5691840.26%
201171,3851320.19%
201071,253-1,705-0.24%
200072,9583140.04%
199072,6441,4400.20%
198071,204-5,780-0.78%
197076,984-4,017-0.51%
196081,001-435-0.05%
195081,4365,6390.72%
194075,797-1,352-0.18%
193077,14912,9011.85%
192064,24812,6262.21%
191051,62212,3912.78%
190039,23111,5983.57%
189027,6338,6033.80%
188019,03012,41111.14%
18706,6190.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White44,597
Black or African American13,291
Some Other Race8,306
Two or More Races3,845
Asian1,267
American Indian and Alaska Native374
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90

Pawtucket Ri Population Pyramid 2019

Pawtucket Ri Median Age

36


Total

34.5


Male

37.8


Female

Pawtucket Ri Adults

There are 55,628 adults, (8,922 of whom are seniors) in Pawtucket Ri.

Pawtucket Ri Age Dependency

53.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Pawtucket Ri Sex Ratio

Female

35,880

49.99%

Male

35,890

50.01%

Pawtucket Ri Households and Families

Pawtucket Ri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pawtucket Ri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64.9%35.1%
All43.7%56.3%
Male38.1%61.9%
Non Family32.5%67.5%
Female29.8%70.2%

43.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All27,6352.5843.7
Non Family10,6131.2232.5
Married9,7123.3564.9
Female5,4173.5629.8
Male1,8933.4538.1

3.27

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pawtucket Ri Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,7799.75%
9th to 12th Grade4,8839.96%
High School Graduate16,30233.24%
Some College9,66319.71%
Associates Degree3,9117.98%
Bachelors Degree6,03712.31%
Graduate Degree3,4637.06%

Pawtucket Ri Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,01623,5845,907
Hispanic9,8217,0911,376
Black7,5526,0171,382
Other Race5,1233,421608
Multiple Races1,6771,300451
Asian956758453
Native American21519231
Islander412112

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 89.30%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.38%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,461$36,447$29,542
Less Than High School$21,938$28,056$18,039
High School Grad$30,720$35,005$25,114
Some College$31,608$35,350$28,573
Bachelors Degree$45,400$51,154$41,820
Graduate Degree$65,439$67,197$63,042

$32,461

Average Earnings

$36,447

Average Male

$29,542

Average Female

Pawtucket Ri Language

Pawtucket Ri Language by Age

Pawtucket Ri Language

58.73% of Pawtucket Ri residents speak only English, while 41.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.03% of the population.

Pawtucket Ri Poverty

Pawtucket Ri Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic17,3255,37331.01%
White34,6914,98614.37%
Black13,2502,94022.19%
Other8,2802,36228.53%
Multiple3,82179420.78%
Asian1,23725320.45%
Native374308.02%

19.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.15%

Male Poverty Rate

20.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pawtucket Ri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pawtucket Ri is Hispanic, with 31.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pawtucket Ri is Native, with 8.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.77%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.92%
High School17.53%
Some College13.72%
Bachelors or Greater5.33%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed41.24%
Female Unemployed40.94%
Female Employed10.93%
Male Employed6.47%

Pawtucket Ri Income

Pawtucket Ri Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,909$58,587
Families$51,875$66,322
Married Families$69,515$82,014
Non Families$28,585$41,106

Pawtucket Ri Marital Status

Pawtucket Ri Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.6%

Male Marriage Rate

36.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Pawtucket Ri Married by Age and Sex

Pawtucket Ri Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Pawtucket Ri Marital Status by Race

Pawtucket Ri Veterans

2,927

Number of Veterans

2,702

Male Veterans

225

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam976
First Gulf War424
Second Gulf War339
Korea272
World War II192

Pawtucket Ri Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4986.77%
Hispanic2562.16%
Black1751.92%
2 or More1386.69%
Other570.93%
Asian373.60%
Indian228.03%

Pawtucket Ri Veterans by Education

12.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pawtucket Ri Employment Status

68.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.2%

Employment Rate

10.5%

Unemployment Rate

Pawtucket Ri Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

50.52%

Born in Rhode Island

74.99%

Native Born

25.01%

Foreign Born

10.82%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

74.99% of Pawtucket Ri residents were born in the United States, with 50.52% having been born in Rhode Island. 10.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.