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5.58% growth
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1.2% growth
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0.71% decline


The economy of Pawtucket, RI employs 34,072 people. The economy of Pawtucket, RI is specialized in Manufacturing; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.45; 1.43; and 1.38 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Pawtucket, RI are Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,551), Retail trade (4,852), and Manufacturing (4,760), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($57,652), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($42,060), and Educational Services ($41,895).

Median household income in Pawtucket, RI is $44,120. Males in Pawtucket, RI have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,825. The income inequality of Pawtucket, RI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Pawtucket, RI. In Providence County, RI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 95 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,993. Providence County, RI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Rhode Island.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Pawtucket, RI is from the county of Providence County, RI.

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Pawtucket, RI is home to a population of 71,389 people, from which 88.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Pawtucket, RI is composed of 35,971 White residents (50.4%), 16,183 Hispanic residents (22.7%), 11,993 Black residents (16.8%), 3,087 Other residents (4.32%), and 2,783 Two+ residents (3.9%). The most common foreign languages in Pawtucket, RI are Spanish (12,206 speakers), Portuguese (7,128 speakers), and French Creole (3,053 speakers), but compared to other places, Pawtucket, RI has a relative high number of Portuguese (7,128 speakers), French Creole (3,053 speakers), and French (1,025 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Pawtucket, RI awarded 451 degrees. The student population of Pawtucket, RI is skewed away from females, with 417 male students and 34 female students. Most students in Pawtucket, RI are White (219 and 48.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (116 and 25.7%), Black or African American (97 and 21.5%), and Unknown (12 and 2.66%). The largest universities in Pawtucket, RI by number of graduates are New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Rhode Island (435 and 96.5%), Newport School of Hairdressing-Main Campus (16 and 3.55%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Pawtucket, RI are Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (435 and 96.5%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). 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.



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The median property value in Pawtucket, RI is $169,000, which is 0.82 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $170,200 to $169,000, a 0.71% increase. The homeownership rate of Pawtucket, RI is 43%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Pawtucket, RI have an average commute time of 23.9 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.


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