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Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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The location of Pawtucket

Welcome to Pawtucket ...

The city of Pawtucket is located in Providence County.

The location of Pawtucket has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Pawtucket has a population of 72,001 people<2> (see below for details).

Pawtucket is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Pawtucket lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Pawtucket is within the boundaries of the (401) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pawtucket had a population of 71,148 people (which is 11.35% of the total population of Providence County). This makes Pawtucket the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Pawtucket represents 6.76% of the population of Rhode Island (which has 1,052,567 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 71,148 people, the population of Pawtucket decreased 2.48% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 72,958 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Pawtucket had an population of 72,001 people. This is an increase of 1.2% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.31% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pawtucket.

Communities near Pawtucket ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Pawtucket and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017
Attleboro (MA)   [Map]   44,590   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fall River (MA)   [Map]   89,420   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Franklin (MA)   [Map]   32,996   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Taunton (MA)   [Map]   57,139   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Coventry   [Map]   34,933   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cranston   [Map]   81,202   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Pawtucket.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pawtucket. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pawtucket. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pawtucket. Our list includes 35 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Pawtucket:

Websites for Pawtucket ...

Official Website:
Junior League:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pawtucket ...

Looking for more information about Pawtucket? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Pawtucket? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Pawtucket, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Pawtucket.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Rhode Island

About Providence County

About Rhode Island

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pawtucket:

The official website for State of Rhode Island:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pawtucket.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pawtucket - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pawtucket) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pawtucket. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pawtucket

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pawtucket. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8743, Longitude: -71.3744     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pawtucket have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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