Woonsocket, Rhode Island Population 2021

41,899
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Woonsocket is a city located in Providence County Rhode Island. With a 2020 population of 41,899, it is the 6th largest city in Rhode Island and the 936th largest city in the United States . Woonsocket is currently growing at a rate of 0.18% annually and its population has increased by 1.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 41,186 in 2010. Woonsocket reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 8 miles, Woonsocket has a population density of 5,409 people per square mile.

The average household income in Woonsocket is $57,481 with a poverty rate of 21.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $912 per month, and the median house value is $173,300. The median age in Woonsocket is 36.3 years, 34.9 years for males, and 38 years for females.

Woonsocket Demographics

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

  • White: 73.55%
  • Black or African American: 9.59%
  • Asian: 5.81%
  • Two or more races: 5.36%
  • Other race: 4.71%
  • Native American: 0.99%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Woonsocket, Rhode Island is 41,899 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 41,751.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 41,186.

Woonsocket, Rhode Island Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,59973.55%
Black or African American3,9889.59%
Asian2,4165.81%
Two or More Races2,2315.36%
Some Other Race1,9584.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native4110.99%
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Woonsocket Population by Race

Woonsocket Population Pyramid $2021

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Woonsocket Median Age

36.3


Total

34.9


Male

38


Female

Woonsocket Adults

There are 32,601 adults, (5,707 of whom are seniors) in Woonsocket.

Woonsocket Age Dependency

54.7

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Woonsocket Sex Ratio

Female

21,394

51.42%

Male

20,209

48.58%

Woonsocket Population by Age

Woonsocket Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Woonsocket Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female20.1%79.9%
Non Family26.4%73.6%
Male27.1%72.9%
All36.4%63.6%
Married62.2%37.8%

36.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Woonsocket Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,6632.4536.4
Non Family7,3411.2526.4
Married5,1543.2962.2
Female3,0703.5920.1
Male1,0983.3527.1

3.19

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Woonsocket Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,9556.75%
9th to 12th Grade3,32411.48%
High School Graduate10,16335.11%
Some College5,99020.70%
Associates Degree2,3648.17%
Bachelors Degree3,35711.60%
Graduate Degree1,7906.18%
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Woonsocket Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Woonsocket Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White20,49017,3233,562
Hispanic3,6612,395253
Black2,3961,845399
Asian1,9331,650730
Other Race1,047754235
2+ Races64854559
Native American29023038

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 85.36%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.77%.

Woonsocket Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,505$41,538$31,994
Less Than 9th Grade$28,516$34,521$22,045
High School Graduate$31,988$37,131$28,856
Some College$34,916$45,452$31,295
Bachelors Degree$42,500$50,189$40,768
Graduate Degree$75,531$75,502$75,667

$36,505

Average Earnings

$41,538

Average Male

$31,994

Average Female

Woonsocket Earnings by Educational Attainment

Woonsocket Language by Age

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Woonsocket Language

73.31% of Woonsocket residents speak only English, while 26.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.84% of the population.

Woonsocket Language

Woonsocket Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,4514,05915.95%
Hispanic7,6503,07640.21%
Black3,8711,12529.06%
Other1,94688945.68%
Multiple2,18074634.22%
Asian2,4111094.52%
Native407399.58%

21.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.01%

Male Poverty Rate

21.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Woonsocket

The race most likely to be in poverty in Woonsocket is Other, with 45.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Woonsocket is Asian, with 4.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.42%.

Woonsocket Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.98%
High School17.72%
Some College15.01%
Bachelors or Greater7.03%

Woonsocket Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed36.11%
Male Unemployed33.12%
Female Employed9.86%
Male Employed6.94%

Woonsocket Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Woonsocket Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,595$57,481
Families$54,129$69,101
Married Families$77,283-
Non Families$28,185$38,848
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Income by Household Type

Woonsocket Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.3%

Male Marriage Rate

32.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Woonsocket Married by Age and Sex

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Woonsocket Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Woonsocket Marital Status by Race

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Woonsocket Marital Status

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2,292

Number of Veterans

2,218

Male Veterans

74

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam827
Second Gulf War466
First Gulf War348
Korea295
World War II55

Woonsocket Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+630
65 to 74588
35 to 54541
55 to 64337
18 to 34196

Woonsocket Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0758.30%
Black1164.09%
Hispanic1142.57%
Native American4813.60%
2+ Races282.40%
Other Race141.17%
Asian110.54%

Woonsocket Veterans by Race

Woonsocket Veterans by Education

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16.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Woonsocket Veterans by Education

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63.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Woonsocket Employment by Age

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Woonsocket Employment by Race

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Woonsocket 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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56.02%

Born in Woonsocket

87.70%

Native Born

12.30%

Foreign Born

5.87%

Non Citizen

6.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.70% of Woonsocket residents were born in the United States, with 56.02% having been born in Rhode Island. 5.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Woonsocket Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202141,899740.18%
202041,825740.18%
201941,751740.18%
201841,6771580.38%
201741,519-28-0.07%
201641,547280.07%
201541,519450.11%
201441,474190.05%
201341,45530.01%
201241,4521020.25%
201141,350920.22%
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%

Woonsocket Population by Year