Woonsocket, Rhode Island Population 2019

Woonsocket, Rhode Island's estimated population is 41,603 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Woonsocket, Rhode Island is the 6th largest city in Rhode Island based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 5365.68 people/mi² (2071.69 people/km²).

The overall median age is 37.8 years, 35.7 years for males, and 39.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.2 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 19,493 households in the city, with an average size of 2.39 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.2%, with a median rent of $848/month. The median house has 4.7 rooms, and has a value of $158,500.

The median income for households in Woonsocket, Rhode Island is $38,340, while the mean household income is $51,997.

Woonsocket Ri Demographics

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

  • White: 77.59%
  • Black or African American: 8.59%
  • Asian: 7.27%
  • Two or more races: 3.49%
  • Other race: 2.32%
  • Native American: 0.74%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
LatLng(42.0029, -71.5148)
Rank in State6th
StateRhode Island
CountyProvidence County
Time ZoneEastern Time Zone
Land Area (km²)20.08 (7.75 mi²)
Water Area (km²)0.50 (0.19 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID4480780
Density (km²)2,071.69
Density (mi²)5,365.68
Area Code(s)401
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201841,603450.11%
201741,558-9-0.02%
201641,567410.10%
201541,526480.12%
201441,478220.05%
201341,45650.01%
201241,4511040.25%
201141,347890.22%
201041,258-1,966-0.46%
200043,224-653-0.15%
199043,877-2,037-0.45%
198045,914-906-0.20%
197046,820-260-0.06%
196047,080-3,131-0.64%
195050,2119080.18%
194049,303-73-0.01%
193049,3765,8801.28%
192043,4965,3711.33%
191038,1259,9213.06%
190028,2047,3743.08%
189020,8304,7802.64%
188016,0504,5233.37%
187011,5270.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White32,207
Black or African American3,564
Asian3,017
Two or More Races1,450
Some Other Race961
American Indian and Alaska Native309

Woonsocket Ri Population Pyramid 2019

Woonsocket Ri Median Age

37.8


Total

35.7


Male

39.2


Female

Woonsocket Ri Adults

There are 32,629 adults, (5,741 of whom are seniors) in Woonsocket Ri.

Woonsocket Ri Age Dependency

54.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Woonsocket Ri Sex Ratio

Female

20,942

50.45%

Male

20,566

49.55%

Woonsocket Ri Households and Families

Woonsocket Ri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Woonsocket Ri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60.8%39.2%
All36.8%63.2%
Male29.8%70.2%
Non Family26.3%73.7%
Female20.1%79.9%

36.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,0542.3936.8
Non Family7,3161.2126.3
Married5,6343.2460.8
Female2,9863.3320.1
Male1,1183.2929.8

3.11

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

9.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Woonsocket Ri Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1127.36%
9th to 12th Grade3,92413.67%
High School Graduate10,30735.90%
Some College5,79720.19%
Associates Degree2,1887.62%
Bachelors Degree2,8419.89%
Graduate Degree1,5445.38%

Woonsocket Ri Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,87716,8123,153
Hispanic3,4882,309140
Black2,0811,526203
Asian2,0381,689668
Other Race59844291
Multiple Races43036771
Native American21617977

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 85.35%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 35.65%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,237$39,654$30,919
Less Than High School$24,575$30,882$20,177
High School Grad$31,648$36,331$26,131
Some College$35,818$39,926$31,684
Bachelors Degree$44,680$61,109$39,412
Graduate Degree$69,375$67,500$70,598

$35,237

Average Earnings

$39,654

Average Male

$30,919

Average Female

Woonsocket Ri Language

Woonsocket Ri Language by Age

Woonsocket Ri Language

73.94% of Woonsocket Ri residents speak only English, while 26.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.97% of the population.

Woonsocket Ri Poverty

Woonsocket Ri Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White26,4095,05219.13%
Hispanic7,1073,21745.27%
Black3,4871,25135.88%
Multiple1,40754838.95%
Other95344746.90%
Asian3,012943.12%
Native305175.57%

24.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.60%

Male Poverty Rate

25.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Woonsocket Ri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Woonsocket Ri is Other, with 46.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Woonsocket Ri is Asian, with 3.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.10%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.81%
High School18.32%
Some College15.79%
Bachelors or Greater6.13%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.98%
Male Unemployed35.46%
Female Employed9.78%
Male Employed7.27%

Woonsocket Ri Income

Woonsocket Ri Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,340$51,997
Families$47,608$61,741
Married Families$71,578$77,331
Non Families$25,521$35,270

Woonsocket Ri Marital Status

Woonsocket Ri Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Woonsocket Ri Married by Age and Sex

Woonsocket Ri Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Woonsocket Ri Marital Status by Race

Woonsocket Ri Veterans

2,397

Number of Veterans

2,286

Male Veterans

111

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam874
Korea405
Second Gulf War304
First Gulf War226
World War II65

Woonsocket Ri Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2398.55%
Black833.37%
Hispanic661.50%
Indian3313.15%
Asian311.37%
Other111.57%

Woonsocket Ri Veterans by Education

14.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Woonsocket Ri Employment Status

60%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

Woonsocket 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

55.34%

Born in Rhode Island

88.44%

Native Born

11.56%

Foreign Born

6.28%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

88.44% of Woonsocket Ri residents were born in the United States, with 55.34% having been born in Rhode Island. 6.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.