Pawtucket, Rhode Island Population 2021

72,405
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Pawtucket is a city located in Providence County Rhode Island. With a 2020 population of 72,405, it is the 4th largest city in Rhode Island (after Providence, , and ) and the 505th largest city in the United States . Pawtucket is currently growing at a rate of 0.20% annually and its population has increased by 1.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 71,148 in 2010. Pawtucket reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 9 miles, Pawtucket has a population density of 8,354 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pawtucket is $64,875 with a poverty rate of 15.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $920 per month, and the median house value is $194,600. The median age in Pawtucket is 37.6 years, 36 years for males, and 38.8 years for females.

Pawtucket Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pawtucketwas:

  • White: 61.62%
  • Black or African American: 17.56%
  • Other race: 12.04%
  • Two or more races: 5.67%
  • Asian: 2.39%
  • Native American: 0.62%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Pawtucket, Rhode Island is 72,405 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 72,117.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 71,148.

Pawtucket, Rhode Island Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White44,26761.62%
Black or African American12,61817.56%
Some Other Race8,65312.04%
Two or More Races4,0745.67%
Asian1,7192.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native4490.62%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander640.09%
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Pawtucket Population by Race

Pawtucket Population Pyramid $2021

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Pawtucket Median Age

37.6


Total

36


Male

38.8


Female

Pawtucket Adults

There are 56,810 adults, (9,320 of whom are seniors) in Pawtucket.

Pawtucket Age Dependency

51.3

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Pawtucket Sex Ratio

Female

35,517

49.44%

Male

36,327

50.56%

Pawtucket Population by Age

Pawtucket Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pawtucket Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female31.3%68.7%
Non Family33.1%66.9%
Male35.7%64.3%
All45.1%54.9%
Married67.7%32.3%

45.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pawtucket Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,5452.545.1
Non Family11,4511.2233.1
Married10,0373.3167.7
Female5,0623.4931.3
Male1,9953.2735.7

3.23

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Pawtucket Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,0169.86%
9th to 12th Grade4,5118.87%
High School Graduate16,58932.61%
Some College9,13117.95%
Associates Degree4,5178.88%
Bachelors Degree7,18514.12%
Graduate Degree3,9287.72%
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Pawtucket Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pawtucket Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White28,11324,1527,263
Hispanic10,7127,5741,413
Black8,0256,5601,597
Other Race5,3613,293535
2+ Races2,0051,657517
Asian1,3581,099516
Native American25918047
Islander99

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 38.00%.

Pawtucket Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,983$41,164$32,369
Less Than 9th Grade$29,040$37,632$20,395
High School Graduate$32,055$38,623$27,123
Some College$37,246$39,473$35,533
Bachelors Degree$45,162$49,466$42,885
Graduate Degree$63,783$70,213$60,650

$36,983

Average Earnings

$41,164

Average Male

$32,369

Average Female

Pawtucket Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pawtucket Language by Age

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Pawtucket Language

57.95% of Pawtucket residents speak only English, while 42.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.51% of the population.

Pawtucket Language

Pawtucket Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic18,1144,25223.47%
White34,3154,12212.01%
Other8,6172,48028.78%
Black12,5761,74513.88%
Multiple4,06361315.09%
Asian1,69032219.05%
Native4394510.25%
Islander64914.06%

15.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.47%

Male Poverty Rate

16.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pawtucket

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pawtucket is Other, with 28.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pawtucket is Native, with 10.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.67%.

Pawtucket Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.68%
High School13.65%
Some College9.43%
Bachelors or Greater5.39%

Pawtucket Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed40.34%
Male Unemployed35.85%
Female Employed7.50%
Male Employed4.32%

Pawtucket Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pawtucket Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,476$64,875
Families$60,984$75,275
Married Families$78,965$92,596
Non Families$32,485$44,531
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Income by Household Type

Pawtucket Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.3%

Male Marriage Rate

36.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Pawtucket Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Pawtucket Marital Status

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2,965

Number of Veterans

2,768

Male Veterans

197

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,007
Second Gulf War490
First Gulf War457
Korea204
World War II151

Pawtucket Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+741
65 to 74726
35 to 54670
55 to 64565
18 to 34263

Pawtucket Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4056.54%
Hispanic2752.18%
Black2222.35%
Other Race1462.38%
2+ Races1054.30%
Asian734.93%
Native American143.87%

Pawtucket Veterans by Race

Pawtucket Veterans by Education

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9.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pawtucket Veterans by Education

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69.2%

Labor Force Participation

64.1%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Pawtucket Employment by Age

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Pawtucket Employment by Race

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Pawtucket 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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48.78%

Born in Pawtucket

74.17%

Native Born

25.83%

Foreign Born

9.95%

Non Citizen

15.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

74.17% of Pawtucket residents were born in the United States, with 48.78% having been born in Rhode Island. 9.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Pawtucket Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202172,4051440.20%
202072,2611440.20%
201972,1171440.20%
201871,9733730.52%
201771,600-175-0.24%
201671,775200.03%
201571,755620.09%
201471,693700.10%
201371,623410.06%
201271,5821760.25%
201171,4061390.20%
201071,267-1,691-0.23%
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%

Pawtucket Population by Year