Pawtucket, RI

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Population

71,770

0.534% growth

Median Age

36


Median Household Income

$44,909

1.79% growth

Poverty Rate

20%


Number of Employees

35,077

2.95% growth

Median Property Value

$172,200

1.89% growth

About

In 2017, Pawtucket, RI had a population of 71.8k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $44,909. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pawtucket, RI grew from 71,389 to 71,770, a 0.534% increase and its median household income grew from $44,120 to $44,909, a 1.79% increase.

The population of Pawtucket, RI is 48.9% White Alone, 24.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 16.2% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Pawtucket, RI speak a non-English language, and 89.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pawtucket, RI are New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Rhode Island (498 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Pawtucket, RI is $172,200, and the homeownership rate is 43.7%. Most people in Pawtucket, RI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Pawtucket, RI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pawtucket, RI employs 35.1k people. The largest industries in Pawtucket, RI are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,655 people), Retail Trade (5,149 people), and Manufacturing (4,623 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($60,625), Public Administration ($54,340), and Educational Services ($49,350).

Median household income in Pawtucket, RI is $44,909. Males in Pawtucket, RI have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,765. The income inequality in Pawtucket, RI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,909

2017 value

± $2,029

1.79%

1 Year Growth

± 6.52%

Households in Pawtucket, RI have a median annual income of $44,909, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,120 in 2016, which represents a 1.79% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,678

Average Male Salary

± $3,488

$52,765

Average Female Salary

± $2,573

In 2017, full-time male employees in Rhode Island made 1.28 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $55,088 ± $13,113

  2. White

    $53,532 ± $2,161

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,001 ± $29,532

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Rhode Island workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pawtucket, RI is from Rhode Island.

0.463

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Rhode Island was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.241% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Rhode Island was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Rhode Island in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Rhode Island across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 169

  2. Census Tract 163

  3. Census Tract 170

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pawtucket, RI was Census Tract 169 with a value of $73,750, followed by Census Tract 163 and Census Tract 170, with respective values of $66,702 and $63,333.

The following map shows all of the places in Pawtucket, RI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pawtucket, RI (14.2k out of 71.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    7,843 ± 590

  2. Hispanic

    5,373 ± 551

  3. Black

    2,940 ± 409

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pawtucket, RI is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

35.1k

2017 Value

± 1,204

2.95%

1 Year growth

± 4.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pawtucket, RI grew at a rate of 2.95%, from 34.1k employees to 35.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pawtucket, RI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,289 people), Production Occupations (3,530 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,523 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pawtucket, RI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pawtucket, RI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,289 people), Production Occupations (3,530 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,523 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pawtucket, RI has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.61 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.74 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.26 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pawtucket, RI, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($71,900), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,602), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($59,040).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

35.1k

2017 Value

± 1,204

2.95%

1 Year growth

± 4.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pawtucket, RI grew at a rate of 2.95%, from 34.1k employees to 35.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pawtucket, RI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,655 people), Retail Trade (5,149 people), and Manufacturing (4,623 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pawtucket, RI, though some of these residents may live in Pawtucket, RI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Pawtucket, RI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,655 people), Retail Trade (5,149 people), and Manufacturing (4,623 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pawtucket, RI has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.38 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.37 times), and Manufacturing (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pawtucket, RI, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($60,625), Public Administration ($54,340), and Educational Services ($49,350).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Rhode Island to other states, or from other states to Rhode Island.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $12.7B

  2. $7.48B

  3. $4.41B

In 2015, the top outbound Rhode Island product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $12.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($7.48B) and Fuel oils ($4.41B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Rhode Island products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$50.1B

2020 Value

$56.6B

Projected 2045 Value

12.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Rhode Island trade was $50.1B. This is expected to increase 12.8% to $56.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Rhode Island trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Rhode Island to other states, or from other states to Rhode Island.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $15.2B

  2. $3.21B

  3. $1.61B

In 2015, the top outbound Rhode Island domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $15.2B, followed by Connecticut with $3.21B and New York and $1.61B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Rhode Island shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.6% of the population of Pawtucket, RI has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 28.6% on Medicaid, 9.46% on Medicare, 8.61% on non-group plans, and 1.05% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Pawtucket, RI was $9,551 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($9,160).

Primary care physicians in Pawtucket, RI see 1044 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.385% increase from the previous year (1040 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1581 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 270 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Providence County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (9.7%). Additionally, Kent County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,044 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Rhode Island see an average of 1,044 patients per year. This represents a 0.385% increase from the previous year (1,040 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rhode Island in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,551

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,620

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,934

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,901

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Rhode Island (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $9,160 to $9,551.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.4%

Uninsured

41.9%

Employer Coverage

28.6%

Medicaid

9.46%

Medicare

8.61%

Non-Group

1.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pawtucket, RI declined by 12.1% from 11.8% to 10.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pawtucket, RI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 9.7% prevalence

  2. 9.4% prevalence

  3. 8.7% prevalence

Providence County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Rhode Island, at 9.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Rhode Island by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Pawtucket, RI is home to a population of 71.8k people, from which 89.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 25.4% of Pawtucket, RI residents were born outside of the country (18.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pawtucket, RI is composed of 35.1k White Alone residents (48.9%), 17.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (24.2%), 11.6k Black or African American Alone residents (16.2%), 3.36k Some Other Race Alone residents (4.68%), 2.88k Two or More Races residents (4.01%), 1.23k Asian Alone residents (1.72%), 168 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.234%), and 83 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.116%).

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pawtucket, RI was 36. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Pawtucket, RI are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Pawtucket, RI residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

25.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

18.2k people

25%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

17.8k people

As of 2017, 25.4% of Pawtucket, RI residents (18.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pawtucket, RI was 25%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    24,773 ± 3,819 people

  2. Guatemala

    14,188 ± 2,905 people

  3. Portugal

    13,168 ± 2,800 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Rhode Island was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 24,773 Rhode Island residents, followed by Guatemala with 14,188 and Portugal with 13,168.

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Citizenship

89.2%

2017 Citizenship

88.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.2% of Pawtucket, RI residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pawtucket, RI was 88.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    35.1k ± 1.04k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    17.4k ± 1.38k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    11.6k ± 1.14k

In 2017, there were 2.02 times more White Alone residents (35.1k people) in Pawtucket, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.4k Hispanic or Latino and 11.6k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Pawtucket, RI as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    960 ± 176

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    360 ± 122

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    339 ± 106

Pawtucket, RI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Pawtucket, RI awarded 498 degrees. The student population of Pawtucket, RI is skewed towards men, with 403 male students and 24 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pawtucket, RI are White (182 and 36.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (169 and 33.9%), Black or African American (110 and 22.1%), and Unknown (25 and 5.02%).

The largest universities in Pawtucket, RI by number of degrees awarded are New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Rhode Island (498 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pawtucket, RI are Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (451 and 90.6%) and HVAC Maintenance (47 and 9.44%).

The median tuition costs in Pawtucket, RI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. 451 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Pawtucket, RI was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Pawtucket, RI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

498 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Pawtucket, RI institution with the largest number of graduating students was New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Rhode Island with 498 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

474

Degrees Awarded to Men

24

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 474 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pawtucket, RI, which is 19.8 times more than the 24 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Pawtucket, RI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    182 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    169 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    110 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pawtucket, RI were to White students. These 182 degrees mean that there were 1.08 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 169 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pawtucket, RI was $172,200 in 2017, which is 0.75 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $169,000 to $172,200, a 1.89% increase. The homeownership rate in Pawtucket, RI is 43.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pawtucket, RI have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pawtucket, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$172,200

2017 Median

± $2,264

$169,000

2016 Median

± $2,302

In 2017, the median property value in Pawtucket, RI grew to to $172,200 from the previous year's value of $169,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pawtucket, RI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pawtucket, RI the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$44,909

Median Household Income

± $2,029

27.6k

Number of Households

± 1,015

In 2017, the median household income of the 27.6k households in Pawtucket, RI grew to $44,909 from the previous year's value of $44,120.

The following chart displays the households in Pawtucket, RI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pawtucket, RI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pawtucket, RI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

43.7%

2017 Homeownership

43%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 43.7% of the housing units in Pawtucket, RI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 43%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Pawtucket, RI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pawtucket, RI have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.23% of the workforce in Pawtucket, RI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.9%

  2. Carpooled

    11.5%

  3. Public Transit

    3.61%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pawtucket, RI was Drove Alone (78.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.5%) and those who Public Transit (3.61%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pawtucket, RI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pawtucket, RI have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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