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Pawtucket, RI
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Pawtucket profile


Living in Pawtucket



Pawtucket is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 75,066 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Pawtucket is the fourth largest community in Rhode Island. Pawtucket has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Also of interest is that Pawtucket has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Pawtucket is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The population of Pawtucket overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Pawtucket, 22.28% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Pawtucket in 2018 was $30,246, which is low income relative to Rhode Island, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $120,984 for a family of four. However, Pawtucket contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pawtucket is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pawtucket home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pawtucket residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Pawtucket also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.19% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pawtucket include Cape Verdean, Irish, Portuguese, French, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Pawtucket's cultural character, accounting for 24.56% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Pawtucket is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.