Central Falls, Rhode Island Population 2021

19,844
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Central Falls is a city located in Providence County Rhode Island. With a 2020 population of 19,844, it is the 8th largest city in Rhode Island and the 1874th largest city in the United States . Central Falls is currently growing at a rate of 0.70% annually and its population has increased by 2.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,376 in 2010. Central Falls reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 1 miles, Central Falls has a population density of 16,602 people per square mile.

The average household income in Central Falls is $43,062 with a poverty rate of 30.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $852 per month, and the median house value is $159,100. The median age in Central Falls is 30.1 years, 28.8 years for males, and 32.7 years for females.

Central Falls Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Central Fallswas:

  • White: 48.50%
  • Other race: 29.64%
  • Black or African American: 12.66%
  • Two or more races: 7.08%
  • Native American: 1.01%
  • Asian: 0.65%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.46%
The current population of Central Falls, Rhode Island is 19,844 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,568.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,376.

Central Falls, Rhode Island Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,42448.50%
Some Other Race5,75929.64%
Black or African American2,46012.66%
Two or More Races1,3757.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native1961.01%
Asian1260.65%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander890.46%
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Central Falls Population by Race

Central Falls Population Pyramid $2021

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Central Falls Median Age

30.1


Total

28.8


Male

32.7


Female

Central Falls Adults

There are 14,020 adults, (1,390 of whom are seniors) in Central Falls.

Central Falls Age Dependency

53.8

Age Dependency Ratio

11

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Central Falls Sex Ratio

Female

9,338

48.06%

Male

10,091

51.94%

Central Falls Population by Age

Central Falls Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Central Falls Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family12.2%87.8%
Male17.7%82.3%
Female18.6%81.4%
All20.2%79.8%
Married28.7%71.3%

20.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Central Falls Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,1213.0920.2
Married2,1954.0228.7
Non Family1,8191.2512.2
Female1,5183.9318.6
Male5893.1617.7

3.71

Average Family Size

3.09

Average Household Size

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Central Falls Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,64222.71%
9th to 12th Grade1,44012.38%
High School Graduate4,59139.46%
Some College1,45912.54%
Associates Degree5634.84%
Bachelors Degree7076.08%
Graduate Degree2342.01%
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Central Falls Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Central Falls Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic6,9074,214380
Other Race3,4262,02695
White3,0232,023279
Black1,4891,112170
2+ Races49630473
Native American14111656
Asian937119
Islander494930

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 61.22%.

Central Falls Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,813$25,318$21,923
Less Than 9th Grade$22,006$23,738$15,865
High School Graduate$22,884$25,502$21,147
Some College$24,913$23,085$26,948
Bachelors Degree$35,368$35,735$34,702
Graduate Degree$36,324$35,074$67,727

$23,813

Average Earnings

$25,318

Average Male

$21,923

Average Female

Central Falls Earnings by Educational Attainment

Central Falls Language by Age

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Central Falls Language

32.59% of Central Falls residents speak only English, while 67.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 55.95% of the population.

Central Falls Language

Central Falls Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic12,7813,90930.58%
Other5,6731,37224.18%
White3,6501,19832.82%
Black2,40374831.13%
Multiple1,33649537.05%
Islander8989100.00%
Native170148.24%

30.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.48%

Male Poverty Rate

30.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Central Falls

The race most likely to be in poverty in Central Falls is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Central Falls is Native, with 8.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.54%.

Central Falls Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.44%
High School24.48%
Bachelors or Greater16.01%
Some College15.15%

Central Falls Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed52.94%
Male Unemployed50.00%
Male Employed16.30%
Female Employed14.43%

Central Falls Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Central Falls Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,982$43,062
Families$34,623$46,670
Married Families$46,719-
Non Families$14,197$28,736
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Income by Household Type

Central Falls Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.6%

Male Marriage Rate

30.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Central Falls Married by Age and Sex

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Central Falls 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 35-44.

Central Falls Marital Status by Race

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Central Falls Marital Status

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335

Number of Veterans

288

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War115
Vietnam110
First Gulf War33
Korea26
World War II25

Central Falls Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6487
75+84
35 to 5464
18 to 3451
65 to 7449

Central Falls Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2102.99%
Hispanic730.84%
2+ Races506.00%
Other Race501.20%
Black251.48%

Central Falls Veterans by Race

Central Falls Veterans by Education

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17.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Central Falls Veterans by Education

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61.7%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Central Falls Employment by Age

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Central Falls Employment by Race

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Central Falls Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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41.53%

Born in Central Falls

62.71%

Native Born

37.29%

Foreign Born

22.46%

Non Citizen

14.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

62.71% of Central Falls residents were born in the United States, with 41.53% having been born in Rhode Island. 22.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Central Falls Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202119,8441380.70%
202019,7061380.71%
201919,5681380.71%
201819,4301540.80%
201719,276-195-1.00%
201619,471940.49%
201519,377-27-0.14%
201419,404-149-0.76%
201319,553410.21%
201219,512-15-0.08%
201119,527930.48%
201019,4345060.26%
200018,9281,2910.71%
199017,6376420.37%
198016,995-1,721-0.96%
197018,716-1,142-0.59%
196019,858-3,692-1.69%
195023,550-1,698-0.69%
194025,248-650-0.25%
193025,8981,7240.69%
192024,1741,4200.61%
191022,7544,5872.28%
190018,1670.00%

Central Falls Population by Year