Woonsocket, Rhode Island Population 2020

41,585

Woonsocket is a city located in Rhode Island. With a 2020 population of 41,585, it is the 6th largest city in Rhode Island and the 941st largest city in the United States. Woonsocket is currently declining at a rate of -0.02% annually but its population has increased by 0.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 41,186 in 2010. Woonsocket reached it's highest population of 50,211 in 1950. Spanning over 8 miles, Woonsocket has a population density of 5,369 people per square mile.

The average household income in Woonsocket is $53,739 with a poverty rate of 24.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $883 per month, and the median house value is $164,600. The median age in Woonsocket is 37.2 years, 35.7 years for males, and 38.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.0 males.

Woonsocket Demographics

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

  • White: 75.25%
  • Black or African American: 9.23%
  • Asian: 6.01%
  • Two or more races: 4.40%
  • Other race: 4.18%
  • Native American: 0.94%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Woonsocket, Rhode Island is 41,585, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 41,603.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 41,186.

Woonsocket, Rhode Island Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White31,25975.25%
Black or African American3,8329.23%
Asian2,4966.01%
Two or More Races1,8264.40%
Some Other Race1,7364.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native3900.94%

Woonsocket Population Pyramid 2020

Woonsocket Median Age

37.2


Total

35.7


Male

38.4


Female

Woonsocket Adults

There are 32,472 adults, (5,676 of whom are seniors) in Woonsocket.

Woonsocket Age Dependency

55

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Woonsocket Sex Ratio

Female

21,084

50.76%

Male

20,455

49.24%

Woonsocket Households and Families

Woonsocket Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Woonsocket Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60.5%39.5%
All35.9%64.1%
Male26.7%73.3%
Non Family25.5%74.5%
Female20.5%79.5%

35.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,9402.435.9
Non Family7,3671.2225.5
Married5,4123.2760.5
Female2,9883.3920.5
Male1,1733.3726.7

3.14

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

9.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.9%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Woonsocket Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0717.21%
9th to 12th Grade3,50412.19%
High School Graduate10,31535.89%
Some College5,78920.14%
Associates Degree2,2487.82%
Bachelors Degree3,09510.77%
Graduate Degree1,7165.97%

Woonsocket Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,68017,0053,400
Hispanic3,6592,436234
Black2,2851,704295
Asian1,8761,696691
Other Race985707226
Multiple Races52643240
Native American27421859

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 90.41%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.83%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,680$40,059$30,760
Less Than High School$23,547$30,620$20,542
High School Grad$30,974$33,971$26,339
Some College$35,259$43,793$30,376
Bachelors Degree$45,380$52,418$41,083
Graduate Degree$72,951$72,988$72,500

$34,680

Average Earnings

$40,059

Average Male

$30,760

Average Female

Woonsocket Language

Woonsocket Language by Age

Woonsocket Language

73.61% of Woonsocket residents speak only English, while 26.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.30% of the population.

Woonsocket Poverty

Woonsocket Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White26,0735,04319.34%
Hispanic7,6213,10140.69%
Black3,7321,19231.94%
Other1,72375743.93%
Multiple1,79570739.39%
Asian2,491863.45%
Native387266.72%

24.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.37%

Male Poverty Rate

23.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Woonsocket

The race most likely to be in poverty in Woonsocket is Other, with 43.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Woonsocket is Asian, with 3.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.23%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.67%
High School20.18%
Some College15.82%
Bachelors or Greater7.64%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.31%
Male Unemployed36.32%
Female Employed10.79%
Male Employed8.94%

Woonsocket Income

Woonsocket Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,932$53,739
Families$50,414$64,485
Married Families$73,855-
Non Families$25,523$36,391

Woonsocket Marital Status

Woonsocket Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.3%

Male Marriage Rate

34.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Woonsocket Married by Age and Sex

Woonsocket 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.

Woonsocket Marital Status by Race

Woonsocket Veterans

2,517

Number of Veterans

2,404

Male Veterans

113

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam948
Second Gulf War408
Korea346
First Gulf War299
World War II53
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3119.11%
Hispanic1002.20%
Black943.56%
Indian4413.37%
Asian361.76%
2 or More212.23%
Other110.96%

$Woonsocket Veterans by Education

15.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Woonsocket Employment Status

61.3%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Woonsocket 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

55.34%

Born in Rhode Island

87.72%

Native Born

12.28%

Foreign Born

6.09%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.72% of Woonsocket residents were born in the United States, with 55.34% having been born in Rhode Island. 6.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202041,585-9-0.02%
201941,594-9-0.02%
201841,603450.11%
201741,558-9-0.02%
201641,567410.10%
201541,526480.12%
201441,478220.05%
201341,45650.01%
201241,4511040.25%
201141,347890.22%
201041,258-1,966-0.46%
200043,224-653-0.15%
199043,877-2,037-0.45%
198045,914-906-0.20%
197046,820-260-0.06%
196047,080-3,131-0.64%
195050,2119080.18%
194049,303-73-0.01%
193049,3765,8801.28%
192043,4965,3711.33%
191038,1259,9213.06%
190028,2047,3743.08%
189020,8304,7802.64%
188016,0504,5233.37%
187011,5270.00%