Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Pawtucket: The second most populous city in Providence County, Rhode Island. It is located on the Pawtuxet River in southeastern Rhode Island. Pawtucket is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Slater Mill Historic Site and the Pawtucket Arts Festival.


Pawtucket is a city located in the county of Providence in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Its population at the 2010 census was 71,148 and a population density of 3,049 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 71,710 inhabitants.

The city was created 353 years ago in 1670.

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Location of Pawtucket on Rhode Island map.

Quick Facts about Pawtucket

Population : 71,710 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Rhode Island (United States)
County : Providence County
Postal code : 02860–02862
Phone Area Codes : 401
Area : 23.33 km2
Altitude : 36 feet / 11 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1671 (353 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 22:45:03 (24th May 2024)
Density : 3,073 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.78% (2010-2020)
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Pawtucket is located at 41°52'43"N 71°22'57"W (41.8787100, -71.3825600).

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The population of Pawtucket increased by 0.78% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 71,148 - census
2011 71,406 0.36% estimation process
2012 71,582 0.25% estimation process
2013 71,623 0.06% estimation process
2014 71,693 0.1% estimation process
2015 71,755 0.09% estimation process
2016 71,775 0.03% estimation process
2017 71,600 -0.24% estimation process
2018 71,973 0.52% estimation process
2019 72,117 0.2% estimation process
2020 71,710 -0.57% estimation process

Pawtucket zip code is 02860. County name: Providence, County fips: 44007

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People born in Pawtucket (69)

People born in Pawtucket, including actor and fraudster Edgar Laplante, athletics competitor Janet Moreau, politician Joseph Lyman Fisher, .


  • Raymond Hood (American architect) he was born in 29/03/1881
  • Lincoln Almond (American attorney, politician, and member of the Republican Party) he was born in 16/06/1936
  • David Hartman (actor, television personality) he was born in 19/05/1935
  • Minton Warren (American classical scholar) he was born in 29/01/1850
  • Jeff Xavier (Cape Verdean basketball player) he was born in 07/09/1985
  • Lebogang Mashile (South African author) she was born in 07/02/1979
  • Kevin Lima (American animator) he was born in 12/06/1962
  • Ernie Calverley (American basketball player and coach) he was born in 30/01/1924
  • Ruth Clifford (American actress (1900-1998)) she was born in 17/02/1900
  • T. J. Sorrentine (American basketball player-coach) he was born in 29/07/1982
  • Marty O'Brien (American musician)
  • Abraham Nathanson (American graphic designer) he was born in 26/11/1929
  • Aram Chobanian (American academic administrator) he was born in 08/08/1929
  • Carson Grant (American actor) he was born in 17/12/1950
  • Chet Nichols Jr. (American baseball player) he was born in 22/02/1931
  • Dave Kane (American comedian) he was born in 26/01/1948
  • Ed Kelly (American baseball player) he was born in 10/12/1888
  • Ferdinand Abell (American baseball executive; co-founder of the team that became the Brooklyn Dodgers) he was born in 08/07/1833

Schools in Pawtucket

College & universities near Pawtucket, RI

Code Name City ZIP
217323 New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Rhode Island Pawtucket (RI) 02860
217156 Brown University Providence (RI) 02912
217493 Rhode Island School of Design Providence (RI) 02903-2784
217402 Providence College Providence (RI) 02918-0001
217235 Johnson & Wales University-Providence Providence (RI) 02903-3703

Stations (24)

Amtrak & bus stations near Pawtucket, RI

Code Name Address Type
PVD Providence station 100 Gaspee Street RAIL
RTE Route 128 station 50 University Ave RAIL
FRA Framingham station 417 Waverly St. RAIL
KIN Kingston station 1 Railroad Avenue RAIL
WOR Union Station 2 Washington Square RAIL

Post offices near Pawtucket

Post Office Name City ZIP
Pawtuck Post Office Pawtucket (RI) 02860
Central Fall Post Office Central Falls (RI) 02863
Darlington Post Office Pawtucket (RI) 02861
Lincoln Post Office Lincoln (RI) 02865
South Attlebor Post Office Attleboro (MA) 02703

Other cities in Providence County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Providence County , RI.

City Name Population Title
Providence 179,270 The capital and most populous city of Rhode Island.
Cranston 81,142 The second most populous city in Rhode Island.
East Providence 47,337 A city in Providence County, Rhode Island.
Woonsocket 41,545 The second-largest city in Rhode Island.
Cumberland 35,207 Town of the United States
North Providence 32,507 Town in Rhode Island, United States
Smithfield 21,842 County seat of Johnston County, North Carolina
Central Falls 19,468 City in Rhode Island
North Smithfield 12,576 Town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
Valley Falls 11,547 City in Kansas, United States
North Scituate 11,171 Census designated place in Massachusetts
Cumberland Hill 7,934 Census-designated place in Providence County, Rhode Island
Foster 4,747 Town in Providence County, Rhode Island
Pascoag 4,577 Census-designated place in Providence County, Rhode Island

Distance to Other Cities

Pawtucket distances to largest Rhode Island cities