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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Woonsocket is a suburb of Providence with a population of 41,508. Woonsocket is in Providence County. Living in Woonsocket offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Woonsocket there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Woonsocket and residents tend to be liberal.
About Woonsocket...
Population
41,508

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$158,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$848
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%
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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
    305.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    93.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    132.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    630.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,461.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    187.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in Woonsocket

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,340
National
$55,322
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Diverse neighborhoods, schools, and work environments! Not a lot of job opportunities but near a lot of innovative cities.
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Woonsocket is built on the banks of the Blackstone River! It is mostly a French Canadian city. Woonsocket started out as a fabric manufacturing and dyeing city, but the manufacturers weren't regulated in the 40s-70s and dumped all their chemical waste into the Blackstone River. It is finally reviving. The city is the World Headquarters for CVS! The city also has one of the best Hockey Schools in the country, my alma mater Mount St. Charles Academy! It's a college preparatory school and over 95% of the students attend college. If your looking for a great deal on real estate, Woonsocket is the place for you!
When I was younger, Woonsocket had a bad reputation as a town. Over the past 2 decades, it's been cleaned up tremendously and it's now a town that is on the upswing. At this point, it's become a comfy little New England town that's very good for families and workers. It's close to jobs in Providence & Pawtucket with the ability to get to Worcester and Boston in under an hour. There's some great restaurants in the city - Riverfall is a personal favorite of mine. A lot of the old homes have been restored and the architecture inside many of them is downright beautiful. Neighborhoods have a good mix of single family and multifamily buildings and the people in the town take care of their houses. The current mayor has been doing a great job getting Woonsocket's budget to a sustainable level - in fact, the city's bond rating was recently upgraded from a B to a AAA (the highest possible). All-in-all, I would recommend Woonsocket as a place to live.