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Pawtucket is a city in Providence County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.

The community name derives from Algonquian for "river fall."

The latitude of Pawtucket is 41.878N. The longitude is -71.383W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 36 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 74,330.


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Median household income
Local
$31,775
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pawtucket demographic reports
Pawtucket is on the Blackstone River and Narragansett Bay.
Samuel Slater built machines here in 1793 for spinning cotton yarn.
Birthplace of Mr. Potato Head.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 256. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 3.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· David Hartman, actor, TV host
Local festivals include:
  • Arts Festival - Sept. 7-16, 2007
  • Taiwan Day Festival - Sept. 8, 2007
  • River's Day Celebration - June 16, 2007
  • Family Fun Fest - Sept. 9, 2007
  • Greek Festival - Aug. 17-19, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Sept. 21-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Pawtucket web sites and events links in the sections below.
Sports teams: Red Sox (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Slater Mill Historic Site, Daggett House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 111

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Pawtucket residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pawtucket ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pawtucket was $17,008, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Pawtucket residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Pawtucket, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $434.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,040.


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Libraries in Pawtucket include Pawtucket Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Pawtucket include Pawtucket Times

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The average commute time for Pawtucket workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Pawtucket between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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