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Welcome to Woonsocket ...

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

When the people of Woonsocket refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Woonsocketer<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Woonsocket has a population of 41,628 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Woonsocket is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Woonsocket lies within the (401) area code.

The ZIP code for Woonsocket: 02895<5>

Websites for Woonsocket ...

Official Website:   www.ci.woonsocket.ri.us/

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Woonsocket had an population of 41,628 people. This is an increase of 1.07% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.69% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Woonsocket had a population of 41,186 people (or 6.57% of the total population of Providence County). This makes Woonsocket the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Woonsocket represents 3.91% of the total population of Rhode Island (which has 1,052,567 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 41,186 people, the population of Woonsocket decreased 4.71% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 43,224 people).

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

Communities Also Named Woonsocket ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Woonsocket - they are located in Massachusetts and South Dakota.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Woonsocket.

Communities near Woonsocket ...

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

  • Providence [Providence County]
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    • Providence [Providence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Woonsocket
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Woonsocket
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranston
  • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Woonsocket
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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  • Pawtucket [Providence County]
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    • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Woonsocket
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • East Providence [Providence County]
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      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Woonsocket
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Providence
    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Woonsocket
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
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    • Franklin [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Norfolk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Woonsocket
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,711 people
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    • North Providence [Providence County]
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      • North Providence [Providence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Woonsocket
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,507 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • North Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Woonsocket
      • 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Johnston [Providence County]
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      • Johnston [Providence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Woonsocket
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnston

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 Woonsocket. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Woonsocket.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Woonsocket. 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 Woonsocket.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Woonsocket. Our list includes 32 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Woonsocket.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Woonsocket ...

Looking for more information about Woonsocket? 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 Woonsocket, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Woonsocket.

Adding Woonsocket to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Woonsocket 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 Woonsocket was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Woonsocket

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Woonsocket: www.ci.woonsocket.ri.us/

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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Woonsocket refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Woonsocket may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Woonsocket.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Woonsocket - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Woonsocket). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Woonsocket or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Woonsocket) 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 Woonsocket. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WoonsocketOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woonsocket. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0029, Longitude: -71.5127    
<7>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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