Woonsocket is a city located in Providence County Rhode Island. With a 2020 population of 43,650, it is the 6th largest city in Rhode Island and the 1023rd largest city in the United States. Woonsocket is currently growing at a rate of 0.47% annually and its population has increased by 0.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 43,240 in 2020. Spanning over 8 miles, Woonsocket has a population density of 5,635 people per square mile.
The average household income in Woonsocket is $57,481 with a poverty rate of 20.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $921 per month, and the median house value is $191,500. The median age in Woonsocket is 36.3 years, 34.9 years for males, and 38 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Woonsocketwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 91.34%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.38%.
71.76% of Woonsocket residents speak only English, while 28.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.93% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Woonsocket is Multiple, with 35.42% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Woonsocket is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.81%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Woonsocket
86.64% of Woonsocket residents were born in the United States, with 56.32% having been born in Rhode Island. 6.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.