Central Falls 64 Good
Central Falls Livability #22 ranked city in Rhode Island#12,860 ranked city in the USARanks better than 56% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Central Falls

  • Health & Safety

    A high score in the health and safety category is a result of good air quality and the accessibility to health facilities such as hospitals, clinics, doctors, pharmacies and fire stations.

  • Amenities

    A majority of amenities are not ideally situated within a reasonable walking distance, which may lead residents to rely on a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Public transportation is not readily available in this area and the average commute time to work could also be longer than the national average.

  • Employment

    A low score in the employment category could indicate that this area struggles with high unemployment rates and low household income and income per capita levels.

  • Schools

    Lower than average education levels, poor reading and math scores, as well as the inaccessibility of local elementary and high schools could all be factors in the low schools score.

  • Ratings

    AreaVibes conducted surveys and polls with locals who live in the area. The results were not favorable for walkability of amenities, parks, public transit and the overall sense of community in the area.

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What's it like Living in Central Falls?

Located in the state of Rhode Island, Central Falls is a moderately-sized city with a population of 19,437 residents. With a population density of 16,279 people per square mile, Central Falls is well above the nation's average density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Central Falls identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 57% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Central Falls residents is 30. Central Falls is not known to have a high population (over 15 years old) of married people. At only 40% married, this city falls well below the national average. Long commute times to work can be incredibly frustrating, ranking just behind housework on the list of life's annoyances. If you opt to make Central Falls your home, your one-way commute time will typically last around 26 minutes, a duration that aligns with the national average commute time of 26 minutes.

Living in Central Falls can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of Rhode Island, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, commute and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Central Falls and in the areas around Central Falls is a much easier task.

Central Falls has a livability score of 63 out of 100 and is ranked #22 in Rhode Island and #12,762 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we see that Central Falls ranks very well for crime (B-). There are some categories that Central Falls ranks poorly for, including: amenities (F), education (F) and employment (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Central Falls real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Central Falls. Median real estate prices in Central Falls come in at $176,300, which is 26% lower than the Rhode Island average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Central Falls, the home price to income ratio is 5.1, which is 24.4% higher than the Rhode Island average.

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      Central Falls transportation information

      Statistic Central Falls Rhode Island National
      Average one way commute26min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work66.7%79.8%76.4%
      Workers who carpool20.1%8.5%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit5.9%2.8%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.4%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.1%3.8%2.8%
      Working from home2.8%3.7%4.6%
      Source: The Central Falls, RI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).