Woonsocket 64 Below average
Woonsocket Livability #26 ranked city in Rhode Island#19,093 ranked city in the USARanks better than 34% of areas

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A+ Woonsocket Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Woonsocket Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% lower than Rhode Island
1055% more expensive than the US average
Rhode Island
11515% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Woonsocket cost of living
F Woonsocket Crime Total crime is 46% higher than Rhode Island
Total crime
2,7436% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 376% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
Woonsocket crime
D- Woonsocket Employment Household income is 36% lower than Rhode Island
Median household income
$37,23533% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,42825% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%6% lower than the US average
Woonsocket employment
C Woonsocket Housing Home value is 34% lower than Rhode Island
Median home value
$156,10015% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$82713% lower than the US average
Home ownership
38%41% lower than the US average
Woonsocket real estate or Woonsocket rentals
F Woonsocket Schools HS graduation rate is 12% lower than Rhode Island
High school grad. rates
72%13% lower than the US average
School test scores
22%55% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:13% lower than the US average
Woonsocket K-12 schools
B Woonsocket User Ratings There are a total of 2 ratings in Woonsocket
Overall user rating
72% 2 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
75% 1 total surveys
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      Living in Woonsocket, RI

      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%.

      Woonsocket transportation information

      StatisticWoonsocketRhode IslandNational
      Average one way commute26min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.3%79.8%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.5%8.5%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.5%2.8%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.4%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.9%3.8%2.8%
      Working from home2.5%3.7%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (2)1354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (2)2711

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      Source: The Woonsocket, RI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).