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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Pawtucket is a suburb of Providence with a population of 71,770. Pawtucket is in Providence County. Living in Pawtucket offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Pawtucket there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Pawtucket and residents tend to be liberal.
About Pawtucket...
Population
71,770

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$878
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Pawtucket Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    307.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    62.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    62.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    520.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,708.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    266.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Pawtucket

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,909
National
$55,322
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Pawtucket Reviews

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As a resident who was born and raised in Pawtucket, I can honestly say that I do not recommend living here. The people that live in this community are so inconsiderate and rude. During the weekends, you will here people running through the streets and crowds of kids hanging out on sidewalks past midnight. Kids in the summer will also attempt to break into cars and take money. And if you think this can easily be solved by purchasing cameras and setting them up in your backyard, make sure you don't buy them online because packages are stolen on the daily. The roads are awful, the schools are terribly underfunded, and public safety is a huge issue. Once, an incident occurred where I had to call the police and ask them to come, and it took over 15 minutes for them to arrive. Overall, I would recommend spending time looking for houses in other cities rather than moving here and looking for where your tax dollars went.
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The things that I enjoy most about Pawtucket has to be how convenient everything is. There are many stores that are close by that have almost everything that you need. But there are many things that make the convenience of everything terrible. For starters there are terrible roads, there are terrible taxes, there is not a lot of job opportunities, and safety for the public is not the number one priority. I have learned this a hard way because, in the past month or so, someone has broken into my garage multiple times and took numerous items. After calling the police, they had caught the guy but was not able to do anything with him because of how the law with thefts does not help out the people that are being robbed.
Like every other city, Pawtucket has its ups and downs. The school system can be good if taken advantage of. There are many opportunities for minorities to participate in when in school. There isn't much to do in the city in terms of entertainment. The city is very diverse allowing you to experience various cultures around your neighborhood. Housing isn't very expensive especially compared to its neighboring cities. The city is very small and everyone pretty much knows each other.