As of the census of 2010, there were 71,141 people, 32,055 households, and 18,508 families residing in the city. Pawtucket was the fourth most populous of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns. There were 32,055 housing units at an average density of 3,642.2 per square mile The racial makeup of the city was 50.4% Non Hispanic White, 18.9% Non-Hispanic African American, , 0.60% Native American, 1.6% Non-Hispanic Asian , 0.10% Pacific Islander, mixed race 3.9%, 4.7% other. About 25% of residents are Latino.
There were 32,055 households, out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the city, the population was spread out, with 24.9% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,124, and the median income for a family was $40,578. Males had a median income of $31,129 versus $23,391 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,008. About 14.9% of families and 16.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.5% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.
According to the 2000 census, 20.6% of Pawtucket residents are French or French-Canadian.Like nearby cities Providence, RI, Fall River, MA, and New Bedford, MA. Pawtucket hosts a significant population from across the former Portuguese Empire and an extremely significant Cape Verdean Population.
Pawtucket is also one of the few areas of the United States with a significant Liberian population, mostly refugees from Charles Taylor’s regime. Rhode Island has the highest per capita Liberian population in the country. Pawtucket also has a high concentration of West Africans.
The homes in this city are very affordable starting at the low to mid $200,000s and range in style from Ranches to Cape Cods and Colonials to a smattering of alternative and contemporary styles in the higher price ranges. There are also many investment opportunities for those wishing to live in or rent out a multi-family property. Pawtucket has many residents wishing to rent and therefore options are highly sought after.
The Pawtucket School Department is constantly working on keeping up with the diverse population and addressing their needs in the most innovative ways. The many schools are equipped with 21st Century Learning Tools and the teachers are highly qualified according to the State Standards for Education. The school system consists of two public high schools and one charter high school specifically for the Arts, three middle schools and ten elementary schools. Click on each school below for more specifics:
Saint Raphael Academy, a Catholic High School is also in Pawtucket.
There are restaurants aplenty in Pawtucket ranging in price, flavor and ethnicity!
Slater Park is a wonderful outdoor area with a small zoo, an historic carousel, historic homes, picnic areas, walking paths, tennis courts, and a clean and well-run animal shelter where you can choose your next pet!
There are several breweries in the area where you can choose local IPAs and relax with friends.
Historic sites dot the city such as Slater Mill and the Daggett House, just to name a few.
You can also find golf, bowling, bike paths, and plenty of shopping!
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