Pawtucket, RI

Census Place

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2020 Population
71,821
0.032% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jack Reed
Democratic Party
US Senator
Sheldon Whitehouse
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
37.2
1.06% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
14.1%
9.6% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$52,902
4.81% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$213,700
9.82% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Pawtucket, RI had a population of 71.8k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $52,902. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Pawtucket, RI declined from 71,844 to 71,821, a −0.032% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,476 to $52,902, a 4.81% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pawtucket, RI are White (Non-Hispanic) (47.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.4%), White (Hispanic) (11.9%), Other (Hispanic) (6.79%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.71%).

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.

90.8% 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 (490 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Pawtucket, RI was $213,700, and the homeownership rate was 47.5%.

Most people in Pawtucket, RI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Pawtucket, RI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Pawtucket, RI is home to a population of 71.8k people, from which 90.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 26.3% of Pawtucket, RI residents were born outside of the country (18.9k people).

In 2020, there were 3.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.2k people) in Pawtucket, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.57k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.8%
2020 Citizenship
90%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 90.8% of Pawtucket, RI residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Pawtucket, RI was 90%, 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)
    34.2k ± 1.59k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11k ± 1.09k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    8.57k ± 1.26k
25%
Hispanic Population
18k people

In 2020, there were 3.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.2k people) in Pawtucket, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.57k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

25% of the people in Pawtucket, RI are hispanic (18k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

26.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
18.9k people
26.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
18.8k people

As of 2020, 26.3% of Pawtucket, RI residents (18.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pawtucket, RI was 26.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,060 ± 158
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    394 ± 122
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    274 ± 103

Pawtucket, RI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Pawtucket, RI employs 38.3k people. The largest industries in Pawtucket, RI are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,985 people), Manufacturing (5,556 people), and Retail Trade (5,311 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($66,875), Utilities ($58,651), and Public Administration ($58,080).

Occupations

38.3k
2020 Value
± 1,620
2.32%
1 Year growth
± 5.44%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pawtucket, RI grew at a rate of 2.32%, from 37.4k employees to 38.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pawtucket, RI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,106 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,815 people), and Production Occupations (3,530 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

38.3k
2020 Value
± 1,620
2.32%
1 Year growth
± 5.44%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pawtucket, RI grew at a rate of 2.32%, from 37.4k employees to 38.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pawtucket, RI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,985 people), Manufacturing (5,556 people), and Retail Trade (5,311 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

$41,292
Median earning men ± $1,794
$33,091
Median earning women ± $1,721

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($60,270), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,074), and Information ($47,440).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($47,383), Wholesale Trade ($43,523), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,897).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Rhode Island. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Rhode Island.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Rhode Island to other states, or from other states to Rhode Island.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $12.6B
  2. $10.2B
  3. $6.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Rhode Island product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $12.6B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($10.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($6.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Rhode Island products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$57.4B
2020 Value in Rhode Island
$99.7B
Projected 2050 Value in Rhode Island
73.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Rhode Island trade was $57.4B. This is expected to increase 73.8% to $99.7B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Rhode Island trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Rhode Island to other states, or from other states to Rhode Island.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $12.4B
  2. $4.56B
  3. $2.87B

In 2020, the top outbound Rhode Island domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $12.4B, followed by Connecticut with $4.56B and New York and $2.87B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Rhode Island shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Rhode Island over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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In 2020, universities in Pawtucket, RI awarded 490 degrees. The student population of Pawtucket, RI in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 435 male students and 23 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pawtucket, RI are White (176 and 35.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (161 and 32.9%), Black or African American (138 and 28.2%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (6 and 1.22%).

The largest universities in Pawtucket, RI by number of degrees awarded are New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Rhode Island (490 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pawtucket, RI are Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (437 and 89.2%) and HVAC Maintenance (53 and 10.8%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.01% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.07% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (243k), Some college (181k), and Bachelors Degree (168k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Pawtucket, RI was $213,700 in 2020, which is 0.93 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $194,600 to $213,700, a 9.82% increase. The homeownership rate in Pawtucket, RI is 47.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Pawtucket, RI have an average commute time of 25.9 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 $52,902. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Pawtucket, RI was Census Tract 169 with a value of $86,458, followed by Census Tract 165 and Census Tract 168, with respective values of $78,567 and $77,016.

Property

$213,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,511
$13,266
Median Property Taxes
±$759

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pawtucket, RI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Pawtucket, RI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

47.5%
Homeownership
2020
65.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 47.5% of the housing units in Pawtucket, RI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 45.1%.

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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 168

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pawtucket, RI was Census Tract 169 with a value of $86,458, followed by Census Tract 165 and Census Tract 168, with respective values of $78,567 and $77,016.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,902
Median Household Income
± $3,574
27.9k
Number of Households
± 1,226

In 2020, the median household income of the 27.9k households in Pawtucket, RI grew to $52,902 from the previous year's value of $50,476.

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.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Rhode Island
0.453
2019 Wage GINI in Rhode Island

In 2020, the income inequality in Rhode Island was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.736% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80%)
  2. Carpooled (11.3%)
  3. Public Transit (2.98%)

In 2020, 80% of workers in Pawtucket, RI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.3%) and those who used public transit to get to work (2.98%).

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

25.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pawtucket, RI have a shorter commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.64% 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

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pawtucket, RI (10.1k out of 71.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pawtucket, RI is White, followed by Hispanic 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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94.4% of the population of Pawtucket, RI has health coverage, with 47% on employee plans, 28.2% on Medicaid, 9.49% on Medicare, 8.76% on non-group plans, and 0.997% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Rhode Island was $9,551 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($9,160).

Primary care physicians in Providence County, RI see 1021 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.04% decrease from the previous year (1053 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1651 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 202 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Rhode Island, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,021 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Providence County, RI

Primary care physicians in Providence County, RI see an average of 1,021 patients per year. This represents a 3.04% decrease from the previous year (1,053 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Rhode Island across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.8% under 18 years, 25.3% between 18 and 34 years, 40.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.6% over 64 years.

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

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.59%
Uninsured
47%
Employer Coverage
28.2%
Medicaid
9.49%
Medicare
8.76%
Non-Group
0.997%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pawtucket, RI declined by 10.3% from 6.24% to 5.59%.

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