Woonsocket is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Rhode Island. The city has a population of 41,272 inhabitants. In Woonsocket, there are 5,323 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (81% White). Given that fact, Woonsocket could be considered less diverse than other cities.
Living in Woonsocket can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Rhode Island, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Woonsocket, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, housing and more.
The livability score in Woonsocket is 61 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 22nd percentile of all cities across America. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Woonsocket has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Woonsocket. The following was graded with a concerning score: crime (D-), cost of living (D-), weather (D-), education (F) and employment (D-).
Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Woonsocket, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Stadium Theatre, Museum of Work and Culture, and St Ann Arts and Cultural Center.
Assuming that Woonsocket meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Woonsocket. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Woonsocket are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Woonsocket come in at $156,100, which is 34.5% lower than the Rhode Island average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Woonsocket, the home price to income ratio is 4.2, which is 2.4% higher 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 Woonsocket were 15.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.1%.
|Average one way commute||26min||24min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||79.3%||79.8%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||7.5%||8.5%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||1.5%||2.8%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.1%||0.4%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||3.9%||3.8%||2.8%|
|Working from home||2.5%||3.7%||4.6%|
|Airports (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (2)||1||354|
|Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (2)||2||711|