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Welcome to Pawtucket ...

The city of Pawtucket is located in Providence County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pawtucket has a population of 71,903 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Pawtucket.

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 lies within the (401) area code.

Websites for Pawtucket ...

Official Website:   www.pawtucketri.com/

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pawtucket had an population of 71,903 people. This is an increase of 1.06% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.45% since the 2000 Census).

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).

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

Adding Pawtucket to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Pawtucket in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Pawtucket was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Pawtucket on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Rhode Island (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Pawtucket on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Pawtucket ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Pawtucket.

  • Fall River [Bristol County]
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    • Fall River [Bristol County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Pawtucket
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,792 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall River have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall River
  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Pawtucket
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Pawtucket
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
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  • Taunton [Bristol County]
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    • Taunton [Bristol County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Pawtucket
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taunton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taunton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Pawtucket
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
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    • Woonsocket [Providence County]
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      • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Pawtucket
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
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    • Cumberland [Providence County]
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      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Pawtucket
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • Coventry [Kent County]
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      • Coventry [Kent County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Pawtucket
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,931 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry
    • Franklin [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Norfolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Pawtucket
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,711 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • North Attleboro [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Attleboro
      • North Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Pawtucket
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,470 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Attleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Attleboro

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pawtucket. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pawtucket.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pawtucket.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pawtucket. Our list includes 35 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Pawtucket.

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.

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 ...

Find a Community within Rhode Island

About Providence County

About Rhode Island

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pawtucket: www.pawtucketri.com/

The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of the state's counties, including Providence, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pawtucket.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pawtucket - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 PawtucketOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pawtucket. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8763, Longitude: -71.3831    
<5>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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