Central Falls, Rhode Island Population 2024

22,434

Central Falls is a city located in Providence County Rhode Island. Central Falls has a 2024 population of 22,434. Central Falls is currently declining at a rate of -0.12% annually and its population has decreased by -0.5% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,546 in 2020.

The average household income in Central Falls is $54,340 with a poverty rate of 24.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Central Falls is 31.5 years, 30.5 years for males, and 33 years for females.

Central Falls Demographics

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

  • Other race: 40.57%
  • White: 32.07%
  • Two or more races: 18.54%
  • Black or African American: 8.02%
  • Native American: 0.61%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
18,789.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.5% (-112)
The current population of Central Falls, Rhode Island is 22,434 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 22,546.

Central Falls, Rhode Island Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Other race9,07140.57%
White7,17032.07%
Two or more races4,14518.54%
Black or African American1,7938.02%
Native American1360.61%
Asian440.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Other race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Central Falls Population by Race

Central Falls Population Pyramid 2024

Central Falls Median Age

31.5

Total

30.5

Male

33

Female

Central Falls Adults

There are 16,058 adults, (1,909 of whom are seniors) in Central Falls.

Central Falls Age Dependency

58

Age Dependency Ratio

13.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Central Falls Sex Ratio

Female10,51247.01%
Male11,84752.99%

Central Falls Population by Age

Central Falls Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,3582.952674
Married2,8533.8339.660.4
Non Family2,2641.2614.985.1
Female1,5033.6823.276.8
Male7383.2213.486.6

3.52

Average Family Size

2.95

Average Household Size

26.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Central Falls Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,12022.47%
9th to 12th Grade1,99514.37%
High School Graduate4,55532.8%
Some College2,15115.49%
Associates Degree7965.73%
Bachelors Degree1,0777.76%
Graduate Degree1931.39%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Central Falls Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Central Falls Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic8,7584,995619
Other Race5,4793,200302
White3,4012,368474
2+ Races2,5111,599296
Black1,12587989
Native American64210
Asian444414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 31.82%.

Central Falls Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$32,374$36,701$28,596
Less Than 9th Grade$31,340$33,289$29,657
High School Graduate$24,842$33,582$21,242
Some College$36,899$41,201$31,447
Bachelors Degree$42,944$0$42,083
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$32,374

Average Earnings

$36,701

Average Male

$28,596

Average Female

Central Falls Earnings by Educational Attainment

Central Falls Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Central Falls Language

30.13% of Central Falls residents speak only English, while 69.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 60.04% of the population.

Central Falls Language

Central Falls Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic15,2223,35422.03%
Other8,9871,42615.87%
White4,0211,38134.34%
Multiple4,0681,06426.16%
Black1,66059435.78%
Native1152622.61%

24.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.78%

Male Poverty Rate

27.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Central Falls

The race most likely to be in poverty in Central Falls is Black, with 35.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Central Falls is Other, with 15.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.39%.

Central Falls Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School28.36%
Less Than 9th Grade26.27%
Some College17.47%
Bachelors or Greater10.37%

Central Falls Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed67.76%
Male Unemployed51.12%
Female Employed15.77%
Male Employed9.8%

Central Falls Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Central Falls Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$43,092$54,340
Families$47,716$59,945
Married Families$62,091$-999,999,999
Non Families$23,093$37,559

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Central Falls Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Central Falls Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Central Falls Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

228

Number of Veterans

225

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War89
Vietnam76
Korea15
World War II3
First Gulf War0

Central Falls Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6469
35 to 5454
75+54
18 to 3435
65 to 7416

Central Falls Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Other Race891.38%
Hispanic890.84%
White791.43%
Black403.28%
2+ Races200.73%

Central Falls Veterans by Race

Central Falls Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Central Falls Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Central Falls Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Central Falls Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Central Falls Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

40.21%

Born in Central Falls

60.56%

Native Born

39.44%

Foreign Born

25.21%

Non Citizen

14.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

60.56% of Central Falls residents were born in the United States, with 40.21% having been born in Rhode Island. 25.21% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202922,294-28-0.13%
202822,322-28-0.13%
202722,350-28-0.13%
202622,378-28-0.12%
202522,406-28-0.12%
202422,434-28-0.12%
202322,462-28-0.12%
202222,490-36-0.16%
202122,526-20-0.09%
202022,5463,03715.57%
201919,509680.35%
201819,4411520.79%
201719,289-196-1.01%
201619,485970.5%
201519,388-28-0.14%
201419,416-144-0.74%
201319,560430.22%
201219,517-13-0.07%
201119,530950.49%
201019,4355072.68%
200018,9281,2917.32%
199017,6376423.78%
198016,995-1,721-9.2%
197018,716-1,142-5.75%
196019,858-3,692-15.68%
195023,550-1,698-6.73%
194025,248-650-2.51%
193025,8981,7247.13%
192024,1741,4206.24%
191022,7544,58725.25%
190018,16700%
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Central Falls Population by Year