Pawtucket, Rhode Island Population 2022

76,496
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Pawtucket is a city located in Providence County Rhode Island. With a 2020 population of 76,496, it is the 4th largest city in Rhode Island and the 514th largest city in the United States. Pawtucket is currently growing at a rate of 0.59% annually and its population has increased by 1.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 75,604 in 2020. Spanning over 9 miles, Pawtucket has a population density of 8,826 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pawtucket is $64,875 with a poverty rate of 14.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $933 per month, and the median house value is $213,700. 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: 59.61%
  • Black or African American: 17.20%
  • Other race: 10.70%
  • Two or more races: 9.85%
  • Asian: 2.12%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Pawtucket, Rhode Island is 76,496 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 75,604.

Pawtucket, Rhode Island Population 2022

Population by Race

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Pawtucket Population by Race

Pawtucket Population Pyramid 2022

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Pawtucket Median Age

37.2


Total

35.9


Male

38.3


Female

Pawtucket Adults

There are 56,824 adults, (9,176 of whom are seniors) in Pawtucket.

Pawtucket Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

19.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Pawtucket Sex Ratio

Female

35,672

49.67%

Male

36,149

50.33%

Pawtucket Population by Age

Pawtucket Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pawtucket Household Types

47.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pawtucket Households and Families

3.22

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Pawtucket Households by Type

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Pawtucket Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pawtucket Educational Attainment by Race

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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 32.60%.

Pawtucket Educational Attainment by Race

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$38,323

Average Earnings

$43,217

Average Male

$34,864

Average Female

Pawtucket Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pawtucket Language by Age

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Pawtucket Language

59.18% of Pawtucket residents speak only English, while 40.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.17% of the population.

Pawtucket Language

Pawtucket Poverty by Race

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14.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.93%

Male Poverty Rate

14.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pawtucket

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pawtucket is Islander, with 21.05% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.12%.

Pawtucket Poverty

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Pawtucket Poverty Rate by Education

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Pawtucket Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pawtucket Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Pawtucket Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.6%

Male Marriage Rate

35.0%

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 Over 65, 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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2,883

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Pawtucket Veterans by War

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Pawtucket Veterans by Age

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Pawtucket Veterans by Race

Pawtucket Veterans by Education

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9.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pawtucket Veterans by Education

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70.5%

Labor Force Participation

65.4%

Employment Rate

7.2%

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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49.66%

Born in Pawtucket

74.18%

Native Born

25.82%

Foreign Born

9.21%

Non Citizen

16.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

74.18% of Pawtucket residents were born in the United States, with 49.66% having been born in Rhode Island. 9.21% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Pawtucket Population by Year