Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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Template:Rimap Pawtucket is a city located in Providence County, Rhode Island. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 72,958.

Pawtucket is home to the Pawtucket Red Sox, a minor-league baseball team; and of Hasbro, the world's second-largest manufacturer of toys and games.

Pawtucket was the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. Slater Mill, built in 1790 by Samuel Slater on the Blackstone River in downtown Pawtucket, was the first commercially successful cotton-spinning mill with a fully mechanized power system in America.

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Geography

Pawtucket is located at 41°52'32" North, 71°22'34" West (41.875499, -71.375981)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.3 km² (9.0 mi²). 22.6 km² (8.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.89% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 72,958 people, 30,047 households, and 18,508 families residing in the city. The population density is 3,223.0/km² (8,351.2/mi²). There are 31,819 housing units at an average density of 1,405.7/km² (3,642.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 75.39% White, 7.31% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 10.75% from other races, and 5.34% from two or more races. 13.90% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 30,047 households out of which 30.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% are married couples living together, 16.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% are non-families. 32.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.41 and the average family size is 3.07.

In the city the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $31,775, and the median income for a family is $39,038. Males have a median income of $31,129 versus $23,391 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,008. 16.8% of the population and 14.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.5% of those under the age of 18 and 15.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Pawtucket is twinned with Belper in the county of Derbyshire in the United Kingdom.

Notable people born in Pawtucket

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Cranston | East Providence | Newport | Pawtucket | Providence | Warwick | Woonsocket

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