Pawtucket, Rhode Island Population 2020

71,581

Pawtucket is a city located in Rhode Island. With a 2020 population of 71,581, it is the 4th largest city in Rhode Island (after Providence, Cranston, and Mesa) and the 520th largest city in the United States. Pawtucket is currently declining at a rate of -0.19% annually but its population has increased by 0.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 71,148 in 2010. Pawtucket reached it's highest population of 81,436 in 1950. Spanning over 9 miles, Pawtucket has a population density of 8,259 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pawtucket is $61,437 with a poverty rate of 18.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $903 per month, and the median house value is $181,900. The median age in Pawtucket is 37.2 years, 35.4 years for males, and 38.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.8 males.

Pawtucket Demographics

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

  • White: 62.54%
  • Black or African American: 18.05%
  • Other race: 11.61%
  • Two or more races: 5.17%
  • Asian: 1.99%
  • Native American: 0.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Pawtucket, Rhode Island is 71,581, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 71,847.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 71,148.

Pawtucket, Rhode Island Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White44,87762.54%
Black or African American12,95018.05%
Some Other Race8,33411.61%
Two or More Races3,7105.17%
Asian1,4271.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native4030.56%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander550.08%

Pawtucket Population Pyramid 2020

Pawtucket Median Age

37.2


Total

35.4


Male

38.6


Female

Pawtucket Adults

There are 56,251 adults, (9,097 of whom are seniors) in Pawtucket.

Pawtucket Age Dependency

52.2

Age Dependency Ratio

19.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Pawtucket Sex Ratio

Female

35,913

50.05%

Male

35,843

49.95%

Pawtucket Households and Families

Pawtucket Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pawtucket Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.6%34.4%
All44.2%55.8%
Male36.7%63.3%
Non Family32.6%67.4%
Female31.2%68.8%

44.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,1962.5344.2
Non Family11,0191.2332.6
Married9,8643.2965.6
Female5,3813.5131.2
Male1,9323.3436.7

3.22

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

8.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pawtucket Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,03110.11%
9th to 12th Grade4,7769.60%
High School Graduate16,21432.59%
Some College9,63219.36%
Associates Degree4,0368.11%
Bachelors Degree6,26112.59%
Graduate Degree3,7947.63%

Pawtucket Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,40024,0726,402
Hispanic9,7836,7251,293
Black7,7556,2711,512
Other Race5,2253,184514
Multiple Races1,6731,344467
Asian1,112884539
Native American20716842
Islander1212

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 asian people with a rate of 48.47%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,923$38,505$31,165
Less Than High School$25,301$31,083$20,141
High School Grad$31,082$35,453$25,507
Some College$35,349$37,432$33,230
Bachelors Degree$45,610$49,306$43,620
Graduate Degree$65,417$70,938$63,725

$34,923

Average Earnings

$38,505

Average Male

$31,165

Average Female

Pawtucket Language

Pawtucket Language by Age

Pawtucket Language

58.98% of Pawtucket residents speak only English, while 41.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.49% of the population.

Pawtucket Poverty

Pawtucket Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic17,2195,10629.65%
White35,1454,87313.87%
Other8,3172,61631.45%
Black12,9012,26917.59%
Multiple3,68976620.76%
Asian1,39926418.87%
Native403286.95%
Islander551221.82%

18.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.35%

Male Poverty Rate

19.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pawtucket

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pawtucket is Other, with 31.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pawtucket is Native, with 6.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.80%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.88%
High School16.23%
Some College11.08%
Bachelors or Greater4.35%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.92%
Male Unemployed40.19%
Female Employed9.44%
Male Employed5.88%

Pawtucket Income

Pawtucket Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,938$61,437
Families$54,723$70,225
Married Families$72,092$86,370
Non Families$30,288$42,967

Pawtucket Marital Status

Pawtucket Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Pawtucket Married by Age and Sex

Pawtucket 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 Marital Status by Race

Pawtucket Veterans

2,967

Number of Veterans

2,746

Male Veterans

221

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,084
Second Gulf War394
First Gulf War350
Korea248
World War II158
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4716.62%
Hispanic2892.46%
Black1992.14%
2 or More1517.55%
Other821.36%
Asian443.74%
Indian206.54%

$Pawtucket Veterans by Education

11.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pawtucket Employment Status

68.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Pawtucket 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

49.89%

Born in Rhode Island

74.38%

Native Born

25.62%

Foreign Born

10.59%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

74.38% of Pawtucket residents were born in the United States, with 49.89% having been born in Rhode Island. 10.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202071,581-133-0.19%
201971,714-133-0.19%
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%