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    General Demographic Characteristics

    Population: The population count for The City of Pawtucket as of April 1, 2010, was 71,148. This represented a 2.48% increase (1810 persons) from the 2000 population of 72,958.

    Rank: In 2010 Pawtucket ranks 4th in population among Rhode Island's 39 cities and towns.

    Median Age: In 2010 the median age of the population in Pawtucket was 36.7.

    Age Distribution: In 2010, 76.7% or 54,573 persons residing in Pawtucket were 18 years of age or older. 51,752 were 21 and over, 10,879 were 62 and over, and 8,992 were 65 and over.

    Population Density: The 2010 population density of Pawtucket is 8,195 persons per square mile of land area. Pawtucket contains 8.68 square miles of land area.

    Housing Units: The total number of housing units in the The City of Pawtucket as of April 1, 2010, was 32,055. This represented an increase of 236 units from the 31,819housing units in 2000.
    Of the 32,055 housing units 3,033 were vacant. 76 of the vacant units were for seasonal of recreational use.


    Total Population of One Race: 66,818

    White: 47,289
    Black or African American: 9,534
    American Indian and Alaska Native: 445
    Asian: 1073
    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 54
    Some Other Race: 8,423

    Total Population of two or More Races: 4,330

    Hispanic or Latino: In 2000, 14,042 persons of Hispanic origin resided in Pawtucket. This represented 19.7% of the population. An increase of 8,831 or 169.5% from the 1980 Hispanic population of 5,211.

    Source: Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC)

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