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A+ Pawtucket Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Pawtucket Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% lower than Rhode Island
1099% more expensive than the US average
Rhode Island
11717% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Pawtucket cost of living
D+ Pawtucket Crime Total crime is 48% higher than Rhode Island
Total crime
2,9306% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 356% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Pawtucket crime
F Pawtucket Employment Household income is 24% lower than Rhode Island
Median household income
$44,12020% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,39822% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%69% higher than the US average
Pawtucket employment
B- Pawtucket Housing Home value is 29% lower than Rhode Island
Median home value
$169,0009% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$85810% lower than the US average
Home ownership
43%32% lower than the US average
Pawtucket real estate or Pawtucket rentals
F Pawtucket Schools HS graduation rate is 11% lower than Rhode Island
High school grad. rates
74%11% lower than the US average
School test scores
20%58% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:13% higher than the US average
Pawtucket K-12 schools or Pawtucket colleges

Living in Pawtucket, RI

Pawtucket, Rhode Island is a medium-sized city with a population of 71,389 people. Pawtucket has a population density of 8,198 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. The average American spends an average of about 26 minutes on their one way commute each day. Lower travel times to work can increase overall happiness and allow for more time to be spent with family. While living in Pawtucket, your commute times will be about average with a one way commute time of 24 minutes.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in Pawtucket is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before relocating to any new city in Rhode Island, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Finding the best places to live in Pawtucket and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, education, employment, housing and other important metrics.

With a livability score of 61/100, Pawtucket is ranked #22,204 in the United States and #27 in Rhode Island. If we take a closer look at each of the categories on their own, we see that Pawtucket ranks well for amenities (A+) and housing (B-). Regrettably for Pawtucket, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (D-), weather (F), education (F) and employment (F).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Pawtucket, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: McCoy Stadium, Slater Mill Museum, and Slater Memorial Park.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Pawtucket is actually affordable. The median home price for Pawtucket homes is $169,000, which is 29.1% lower than the Rhode Island average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Pawtucket, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.8, which is 7.3% lower than the Rhode Island average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Pawtucket were 9.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.3%.

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Compare Pawtucket, RI Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Pawtucket, RI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Wayland, Providence7433,028
Manton, Providence725.44,362
Hope, Providence7123,060
Elmhurst, Providence694.110,503
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mount Hope, Providence682.56,083
Reservoir, Providence666.22,944
Mount Pleasant, Providence664.89,950
Blackstone, Providence662.26,336

Best Cities Near Pawtucket, RI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Belmont, MA8037.425,555
Brookline, MA8033.359,180
Newton, MA8032.888,317
Westborough, MA7929.94,057
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Wellesley, MA7830.228,909
Hingham, MA7835.25,777
Needham, MA782930,167
Dedham, MA7827.625,272

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Pawtucket, RI - The City with a Small Town Feel

My experiences with Pawtucket, Rhode Island have always revolved around visiting the small city in order to catch the Pawtucket Red Sox play ball. It was an economical way to watch some good sports action and maybe to witness a rehab stint of a Boston Red Sox player sent down to the minors for assignment.

Generally, I find it is a pleasant place as far as the community goes. If you are looking for nighttime excitement, it's best to head to Providence, as Pawtucket is essentially a small city with a small town feel. The restaurants in the neighborhood offer very little flash, but you can find some decent seafood or a tasty slice of pizza.

Surprisingly, this New England city has been hit by Hollywood to use it as a location for many major motion pictures.

I find taking a stroll along the Blackstone River in Pawtucket on an autumn or summer day could never be viewed as a bad thing, but avoid this destination at all costs during the winter.

If you're looking for an excursion in the overall scope of a New England vacation, you could do worse than Pawtucket.
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Source: The Pawtucket, RI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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