Pawtucket, RI

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2022 Population
75,176
0.0319% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jack Reed
Democratic Party
US Senator
Sheldon Whitehouse
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.1
1.92% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.7%
7.73% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$62,799
11.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$266,300
16.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pawtucket, RI had a population of 75.2k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $62,799. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pawtucket, RI declined from 75,200 to 75,176, a −0.0319% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,427 to $62,799, a 11.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pawtucket, RI are White (Non-Hispanic) (45.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.8%), Other (Hispanic) (8.77%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (8.53%), and White (Hispanic) (7.59%).

None of the households in Pawtucket, RI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.6% of the residents in Pawtucket, RI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pawtucket, RI are New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Rhode Island (693 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Pawtucket, RI was $266,300, and the homeownership rate was 48.5%.

Most people in Pawtucket, RI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Pawtucket, RI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pawtucket, RI is home to a population of 75.2k people, from which 91.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 24.9% of Pawtucket, RI residents were born outside of the country (18.7k people).

In 2022, there were 3.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.4k people) in Pawtucket, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.6k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.6%
2022 Citizenship
91.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.6% of Pawtucket, RI residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pawtucket, RI was 91.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pawtucket, RI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    34.4k ± 1.51k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11.1k ± 1.4k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    6.6k ± 1.02k
25.8%
Hispanic Population
19.4k people

In 2022, there were 3.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.4k people) in Pawtucket, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.6k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

25.8% of the people in Pawtucket, RI are hispanic (19.4k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

24.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
18.7k people
25%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
18.8k people

As of 2022, 24.9% of Pawtucket, RI residents (18.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pawtucket, RI was 25%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    613 ± 135
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    492 ± 180
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    202 ± 120

Pawtucket, RI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pawtucket, RI employs 40.2k people. The largest industries in Pawtucket, RI are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,520 people), Manufacturing (5,506 people), and Retail Trade (4,603 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($77,863), Utilities ($66,944), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($60,000).

Occupations

40.2k
2022 Value
± 1,789
0.0647%
1 Year growth
± 6.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pawtucket, RI grew at a rate of 0.0647%, from 40.2k employees to 40.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pawtucket, RI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,125 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,707 people), and Production Occupations (3,699 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pawtucket, RI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

40.2k
2022 Value
± 1,789
0.0647%
1 Year growth
± 6.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pawtucket, RI grew at a rate of 0.0647%, from 40.2k employees to 40.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pawtucket, RI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,520 people), Manufacturing (5,506 people), and Retail Trade (4,603 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pawtucket, RI, though some of these residents may live in Pawtucket, RI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,074
Median earning men ± $2,143
$38,197
Median earning women ± $1,596

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($79,556), Public Administration ($75,955), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,346).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($63,036), Information ($56,618), and Public Administration ($42,175).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.31%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 488k people employed in Rhode Island. This represents a 1.31% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 20.6%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Rhode Island went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 59.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.977%).

Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are the senators currently representing the state of Rhode Island. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Rhode Island is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Rhode Island

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Jack Reed
Senator from Rhode Island2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator from Rhode Island1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007

Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are the senators currently representing Rhode Island.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Rhode Island

Rhode Island is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Rhode Island have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Pawtucket, RI awarded 693 degrees. The student population of Pawtucket, RI in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 267 male students and 9 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pawtucket, RI are Hispanic or Latino (278 and 40.1%), followed by White (201 and 29%), Black or African American (167 and 24.1%), and Unknown (22 and 3.17%).

The largest universities in Pawtucket, RI by number of degrees awarded are New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Rhode Island (693 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pawtucket, RI are Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (607 and 87.6%) and HVAC Maintenance (86 and 12.4%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.16% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.22% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (248k), Some college (184k), and Bachelors Degree (180k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pawtucket, RI was $266,300 in 2022, which is 0.945 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $228,500 to $266,300, a 16.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Pawtucket, RI is 48.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pawtucket, RI have an average commute time of 26.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pawtucket, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pawtucket, RI is $62,799. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Pawtucket, RI was Census Tract 169 with a value of $103,846, followed by Census Tract 165 and Census Tract 158, with respective values of $98,099 and $89,659.

Property

$266,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,692
$14,823
Median Property Taxes
±$919

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Rent vs Own

48.5%
Homeownership
2022
62.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 48.5% of the housing units in Pawtucket, RI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 47.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 169
  2. Census Tract 165
  3. Census Tract 158

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pawtucket, RI was Census Tract 169 with a value of $103,846, followed by Census Tract 165 and Census Tract 158, with respective values of $98,099 and $89,659.

The following map shows all of the places in Pawtucket, RI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$62,799
Median Household Income
± $3,637
30.6k
Number of Households
± 1,426

In 2022, the median household income of the 30.6k households in Pawtucket, RI grew to $62,799 from the previous year's value of $56,427.

The following chart displays the households in Pawtucket, RI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pawtucket, RI is from Rhode Island.
0.447
2022 Wage GINI in Rhode Island
0.451
2021 Wage GINI in Rhode Island

In 2022, the income inequality in Rhode Island was 0.447 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.831% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Rhode Island was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Rhode Island in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.49%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.26%)

In 2022, 77.1% of workers in Pawtucket, RI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.49%) and those who worked at home (6.26%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pawtucket, RI have a shorter commute time (26.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.72% of the workforce in Pawtucket, RI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pawtucket, RI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pawtucket, RI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pawtucket, RI (10.2k out of 74.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pawtucket, RI is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.4% of the population of Pawtucket, RI has health coverage, with 47.8% on employee plans, 28.1% on Medicaid, 9.54% on Medicare, 9.11% on non-group plans, and 0.808% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Providence County, RI see 1009 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.18% decrease from the previous year (1021 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1666 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 194 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,009 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Providence County, RI

Primary care physicians in Providence County, RI see an average of 1,009 patients per year. This represents a 1.18% decrease from the previous year (1,021 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Providence County, RI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.1% under 18 years, 24.2% between 18 and 34 years, 40.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.62%
Uninsured
47.8%
Employer Coverage
28.1%
Medicaid
9.54%
Medicare
9.11%
Non-Group
0.808%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pawtucket, RI declined by 7.72% from 5.01% to 4.62%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pawtucket, RI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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