Woonsocket Providence County, Rhode Island

Woonsocket: City in Rhode Island

About

Woonsocket is a city located in the county of Providence in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Its population at the 2010 census was 41,186 and a population density of 2,001 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 41,545 inhabitants.

The city was created 155 years ago in 1866.

Woonsocket Quick Facts

Population : 41,545 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Rhode Island (United States)
County : Providence County
Postal code : 02895
Phone Area Codes : 401
Area : 20.58 km2
Altitude : 184 feet / 56 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1867 (155 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 17:32:59 (23rd May 2022)
Density : 2,018 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.86% (2010-2020)
Woonsocket locator map
Location of Woonsocket on Rhode Island map.
Downtown Woonsocket image
Downtown Woonsocket
Downtown Woonsocket image

Geography

Woonsocket is located at 42°0'10"N 71°30'53"W (42.0028800, -71.5147800).

Woonsocket map

Demographics

The population of Woonsocket increased by 0.86% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 41,186 - census
2011 41,350 0.4% estimation process
2012 41,452 0.25% estimation process
2013 41,455 0.01% estimation process
2014 41,474 0.05% estimation process
2015 41,519 0.11% estimation process
2016 41,547 0.07% estimation process
2017 41,519 -0.07% estimation process
2018 41,677 0.38% estimation process
2019 41,751 0.18% estimation process
2020 41,545 -0.5% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 10,253
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 9,416
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 8.9%
April 1, 2020 Population : 10,146
April 1, 2010 Population : 9,423
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.3%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 24.0%
People over 65 (%) : 19.6%
Female persons, % : 49.9%
White only, percent : 83.7%
Black or African American alone, percent : 2.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 7.6%
Asians alone % : 0.7%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : Z
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 5.2%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 16.2%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 70.0%
2015-2019 Veterans : 587
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 6.4%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 4,594

Woonsocket zip code is 02895. County name: Providence, County fips: 44007

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 4,594
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 76.7%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $111,700
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,100
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $362
2015-2019 median gross rent : $715
Permits for construction, 2020 : 2
2015-2019 Households : 3,268
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 3.05
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 90.5%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 13.1%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 86.8%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 69.9%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 82.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 13.5%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 16.4%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 20.4%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 53.0%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 48.1%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 53,805
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 5,530
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 77,374
2012 total retail sales per capita : $8,095
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 23.1
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $49,399
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $22,036
Percentage of people living in poverty : 13.4%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 157
2019 total employment : 5,313
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 187,906
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : -2.7%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 655
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 686
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 357
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 249
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 124
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 529
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 42
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 618
2010 population per square mile : 18.3
2010 land area in square miles : 514.00

People born in Woonsocket (46)

People born in Woonsocket, including blues musician Duke Robillard, musician Dave McKenna, politician James Howard McGrath, .

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Schools in Woonsocket

College & universities near Woonsocket, RI

Code Name City ZIP
433101 Lincoln Technical Institute-Lincoln Lincoln (RI) 02865

Stations (28)

Amtrak & bus stations near Woonsocket, RI

Code Name Address Type
PVD Providence station 100 Gaspee Street RAIL
FRA Framingham station 417 Waverly St. RAIL
WOR Union Station 2 Washington Square RAIL
RTE Route 128 station 50 University Ave RAIL
BBY Back Bay station 145 Dartmouth St. RAIL

Post offices near Woonsocket

Post Office Name City ZIP
Woonsock Post Office Woonsocket (RI) 02895

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Providence County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Providence County , RI.

City Name Population Title
Providence 179,270 City in and state capital of Rhode Island, United States; county seat of Providence County
Cranston 81,142 City in Rhode Island
Pawtucket 71,710 City in Rhode Island
East Providence 47,337 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

Woonsocket distances to largest Rhode Island cities