Pawtucket, RI Demographics


Population (year 2000): 72,958. Estimated population in July 2005: 73,742 (+1.1% change)
Males: 34,600 (47.4%), Females: 38,358 (52.6%)

Providence County

Median resident age: 35.4 years
Median household income: $31,775 (year 2000)
Median house value: $99,000 (year 2000)

Races in Pawtucket:

  • White Non-Hispanic (69.1%)
  • Hispanic (13.9%)
  • Other race (10.7%)
  • Black (7.3%)
  • Two or more races (5.3%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (13.8%), French (13.1%), Portuguese (11.6%), Subsaharan African (10.5%), English (7.7%), French Canadian (7.5%).

Elevation: 75 feet

Land area: 8.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Pawtucket

  • High school or higher: 66.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pawtucket city

  • Never married: 32.1%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

23.4% Foreign born (7.5% Africa, 7.3% Latin America, 6.9% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +528 (+0.7%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Pawtucket:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF RHODE ISLAND (PROSPECT ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Pawtucket:

  • BUTLER HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • MIRIAM HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • ST JOSEPH HEALTH SERVICES OF RI (about 4 miles; NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Pawtucket:

  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 12 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 42 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 42 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Pawtucket:

  • DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE HELISTOP (about 5 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: RI9)
  • NORTH CENTRAL STATE (about 8 miles; PAWTUCKET, RI; ID: SFZ)
  • MANSFIELD MUNI (about 16 miles; MANSFIELD, MA; ID: 1B9)
Amtrak station near Pawtucket:

  • 5 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Pawtucket:

  • SAWYER SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 515; Location: 101 MAIN ST; Private, for-profit)
  • NEWPORT SCHOOL OF HAIRDRESSING-MAIN CAMPUS (FT enrollment: 21; Location: 226 MAIN ST; Private, for-profit)
  • NEW ENGLAND TRACTOR TRAILER TRAINING SCHOOL (Location: 1 DUNNELL LN; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pawtucket:

  • BROWN UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 7,460)
  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,218)
  • RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (about 5 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE (about 5 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 6,208)
  • PROVIDENCE COLLEGE (about 6 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • BRYANT COLLEGE (about 10 miles; SMITHFIELD, RI; FT enrollment: 2,926)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND (about 13 miles; WARWICK, RI; FT enrollment: 8,650)

Schools

Public high schools in Pawtucket:

  • WILLIAM E. TOLMAN HIGH (Students: 1,284; Location: 150 EXCHANGE STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SHEA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,188; Location: 485 EAST AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Pawtucket:

  • ST RAPHAEL ACADEMY (Students: 548; Location: 123 WALCOTT STREET; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • BISHOP FRANCIS P KEOUGH H S (Students: 63; Location: 145 POWER ROAD; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 59; Location: 103 BACON ST; Grades: 3 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Pawtucket:

  • JOSEPH JENKS JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 758; Location: 350 DIVISION STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ELIZABETH BALDWIN SCHOOL (Students: 737; Location: 50 WHITMAN STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SAMUEL SLATER JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 709; Location: 281 MINERAL SPRING AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NATHANAEL GREENE SCHOOL (Students: 632; Location: 285 SMITHFIELD AVENUE; Grades: PK – 06)
  • GOFF JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 570; Location: 974 NEWPORT AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CUNNINGHAM SCHOOL (Students: 559; Location: 40 BALDWIN STREET; Grades: KG – 06)
  • POTTER-BURNS SCHOOL (Students: 542; Location: 973 NEWPORT AVENUE; Grades: KG – 06)
  • FALLON MEMORIAL SCHOOL (Students: 534; Location: 62 LINCOLN AVENUE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • HENRY J. WINTERS SCHOOL (Students: 478; Location: 481 BROADWAY; Grades: KG – 05)
  • CURVIN-MCCABE SCHOOL (Students: 460; Location: 466 COTTAGE STREET; Grades: KG – 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Pawtucket:

  • ST CECILIA SCHOOL (Students: 387; Location: 755 CENTRAL AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST LEO THE GREAT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 300; Location: 723 CENTRAL AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • WOODLAWN CATHOLIC REGIONAL SCH (Students: 242; Location: 61 HOPE ST; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 235; Location: 167 GEORGE STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST TERESA (Students: 229; Location: 140 WOOD HAVEN RD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • PAW TUCKET DAY NURSERY (Students: 137; Location: 25 THORNLEY ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • DARLINGTON EARLY CHILDHOOD CTR (Students: 85; Location: 680 NEWPORT AVENUE; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Pawtucket:

  • PAWTUCKET PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,621,869; Location: 13 SUMMER STREET; 186,115 books; 2,284 audio materials; 4,446 video materials; 257 serial subscriptions)