Pawtucket demographics profile

StatisticPawtucketRhode IslandNational
Population71,3891,054,491318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)8,19868091
Median age36.439.937.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)45%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%42%43%
Speak English60%78%79%
Speak Spanish19%12%13%
Pawtucket, RI has a population of 71,389 and is the 508th largest city in the United States. The population density is 8,198 per sq mi which is 1106% higher than the Rhode Island average and 8949% higher than the national average. The median age in Pawtucket is 36 which is approximately 9% lower than the Rhode Island average of 40. In Pawtucket, 45% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 60% speak English and 19% speak Spanish. 52% of Pawtucket residents were born in Rhode Island, 20% were born out of state, 4% were born outside of the United States and 25% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Pawtucket is 1106% higher than Rhode Island.
  • The median age in Pawtucket is 9% lower than Rhode Island.
  • In Pawtucket 63.26% of the population is White.
  • In Pawtucket 18.92% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Pawtucket 1.62% of the population is Asian.

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Pawtucket population breakdown by race

RacePawtucketRhode IslandNational
White63.26%80.99%73.35%
Black or African American18.92%6.53%12.63%
Asian1.62%3.28%5.22%
American Indian0.49%0.49%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.13%0.05%0.18%
Mixed race4.86%2.85%3.06%
Other race10.72%5.81%4.75%
In Pawtucket, 22.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Pawtucket, RI demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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