Central Falls, RI

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Population

19,395

0.15% growth

Median Age

29.1


Median Household Income

$30,794

6.55% growth

Poverty Rate

30.7%


Number of Employees

8,340

0.895% growth

Median Property Value

$149,100

3.12% decline

About

In 2017, Central Falls, RI had a population of 19.4k people with a median age of 29.1 and a median household income of $30,794. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Central Falls, RI grew from 19,366 to 19,395, a 0.15% increase and its median household income grew from $28,901 to $30,794, a 6.55% increase.

The population of Central Falls, RI is 64% Hispanic or Latino, 20.4% White Alone, and 11.5% Black or African American Alone. 72.2% of the people in Central Falls, RI speak a non-English language, and 76.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Central Falls, RI is $149,100, and the homeownership rate is 22.8%. Most people in Central Falls, RI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28 minutes. The average car ownership in Central Falls, RI is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of Central Falls, RI employs 8.34k people. The largest industries in Central Falls, RI are Manufacturing (1,700 people), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1,348 people), and Retail Trade (1,096 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,406), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,040), and Finance & Insurance ($39,735).

Median household income in Central Falls, RI is $30,794. Males in Central Falls, 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 Central Falls, RI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$30,794

2017 value

± $2,178

6.55%

1 Year Growth

± 9.15%

Households in Central Falls, RI have a median annual income of $30,794, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $28,901 in 2016, which represents a 6.55% 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 Central Falls, RI 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 Central Falls, RI 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 Central Falls, 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 111

  2. Census Tract 109

  3. Census Tract 110

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Central Falls, RI was Census Tract 111 with a value of $32,841, followed by Census Tract 109 and Census Tract 110, with respective values of $29,707 and $29,290.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

30.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Central Falls, RI (5.81k out of 19k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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. Hispanic

    4,115 ± 453

  2. White

    3,029 ± 360

  3. Other

    1,392 ± 275

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

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

8.34k

2017 Value

± 648

0.895%

1 Year growth

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Central Falls, RI grew at a rate of 0.895%, from 8.27k employees to 8.34k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Central Falls, RI, are Production Occupations (1,643 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,001 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (982 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Central Falls, RI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Central Falls, RI, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,643 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,001 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (982 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Central Falls, RI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.4 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (3 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Central Falls, RI, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($117,917), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,719), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,694).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.34k

2017 Value

± 648

0.895%

1 Year growth

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Central Falls, RI grew at a rate of 0.895%, from 8.27k employees to 8.34k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Central Falls, RI, are Manufacturing (1,700 people), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1,348 people), and Retail Trade (1,096 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Central Falls, RI, though some of these residents may live in Central Falls, 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 Central Falls, RI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,700 people), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1,348 people), and Retail Trade (1,096 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Central Falls, RI has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (3.73 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.01 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.59 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Central Falls, RI, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,406), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,040), and Finance & Insurance ($39,735).

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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. $13.4B

  2. $6.99B

  3. $4.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Rhode Island product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $13.4B, followed by Mixed freight with $6.99B and Fuel oils and $4.5B.

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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$48.1B

2015 Value

$56.6B

Projected 2045 Value

17.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Rhode Island trade was $48.1B. This is expected to increase 17.7% 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. $14.9B

  2. $2.86B

  3. $1.45B

In 2015, the top outbound Rhode Island domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $14.9B, followed by Connecticut with $2.86B and New York and $1.45B.

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

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Health

77.8% of the population of Central Falls, RI has health coverage, with 23.6% on employee plans, 43.7% on Medicaid, 5.25% on Medicare, 4.96% on non-group plans, and 0.279% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Central Falls, 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).

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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%).

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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%).

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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

22.2%

Uninsured

23.6%

Employer Coverage

43.7%

Medicaid

5.25%

Medicare

4.96%

Non-Group

0.279%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Central Falls, RI declined by 11.4% from 25.1% to 22.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Central Falls, 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

Central Falls, RI is home to a population of 19.4k people, from which 76.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 38.3% of Central Falls, RI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Central Falls, RI is composed of 12.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (64%), 3.97k White Alone residents (20.4%), 2.24k Black or African American Alone residents (11.5%), 360 Two or More Races residents (1.86%), 207 Some Other Race Alone residents (1.07%), 88 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.454%), 86 Asian Alone residents (0.443%), and 46 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.237%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Central Falls, RI are Spanish or Spanish Creole (10,474 speakers), Portuguese or Portuguese Creole (875 speakers), and French Creole (809 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

21

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Central Falls, RI was 29.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 21, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Central Falls, RI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Central Falls, RI residents was 29.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

38.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

38.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 38.3% of Central Falls, RI residents 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 Central Falls, RI was 38.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Central Falls, RI was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 24,773 Central Falls, RI residents, followed by Guatemala with 14,188 and Portugal with 13,168.

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Citizenship

76.6%

2017 Citizenship

74.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 76.6% of Central Falls, RI residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Central Falls, RI was 74.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    12.4k ± 1.15k

  2. White Alone

    3.97k ± 474

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.24k ± 539

In 2017, there were 3.13 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (12.4k people) in Central Falls, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.97k White Alone and 2.24k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    10,474 speakers (60.2%)

  2. Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

    875 speakers (5.03%)

  3. French Creole

    809 speakers (4.65%)

72.2% of Central Falls, RI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Central Falls, RI was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 60.2% of the overall population of Central Falls, RI are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 5.03% speak Portuguese or Portuguese Creole and 4.65% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    99 ± 75

  2. Vietnam

    78 ± 55

  3. World War II

    23 ± 20

Central Falls, RI has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Central Falls, RI was $149,100 in 2017, which is 0.685 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $153,900 to $149,100, a 3.12% decrease. The homeownership rate in Central Falls, RI is 22.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Central Falls, RI have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Central Falls, RI is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$30,794

Median Household Income

± $2,178

6.31k

Number of Households

± 496

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.31k households in Central Falls, RI grew to $30,794 from the previous year's value of $28,901.

The following chart displays the households in Central Falls, 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$149,100

2017 Median

± $8,442

$153,900

2016 Median

± $13,487

In 2017, the median property value in Central Falls, RI declined from to $149,100 from the previous year's value of $153,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Central Falls, 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 Central Falls, RI the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

22.8%

2017 Homeownership

23.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 22.8% of the housing units in Central Falls, RI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 23.8%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

28 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Central Falls, RI have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.33% of the workforce in Central Falls, RI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    58.8%

  2. Carpooled

    27%

  3. Public Transit

    6.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Central Falls, RI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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