Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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Pawtucket is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 71,148 at the 2010 census. It is the fourth largest city in the state.









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A Taste of Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT PAWTUCKET?

  1. Pawtucket was a major contributor of cotton textiles during the American Industrial Revolution.

  2. Pawtucket is also one of the few areas of the United States with a significant Liberian population, mostly refugees from Charles Taylor's regime. Rhode Island has the highest per capita Liberian population in the country. Pawtucket has a very high concentration of West Africans.

  3. Pawtucket is becoming known as a center for arts and culture. This reposted 2004 NY Times article describes the city's efforts to attract artists as well as its continuing problems with red tape. The 2008 documentary Pawtucket Rising also chronicled the influx of artists and cultural activities into previously blighted areas of the city. Each September, the city, in conjunction with members of the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, produces an annual Arts Festival. The city also hosts Riversing, an independently-produced, day-long musical event.

  4. The median income for a household in the city was $31,775, and the median income for a family was $39,038. Males had a median income of $31,129 versus $23,391 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,008. About 14.9% of families and 16.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.5% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.

Radio Stations:
WPRO 92.3 FM Providence, RI Top-40
WJMN 94.5 FM Boston, MA Hip Hop
WBZ 98.5 FM Boston, MA Sports
WEAN 99.7 FM Wakefield-Peacedale, RI News/Talk
WVEI 103.7 FM Westerly, RI Sports
WROR 105.7 FM Framingham, MA Classic Hits
WWKX 106.3 FM Woonsocket, RI Hip Hop
WXKS 107.9 FM Medford, MA Top-40
WBZS 550 AM Pawtucket, RI Business News
WOON 1240 AM Woonsocket, RI Easy Listening
WADK 1540 AM Newport, RI Variety

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Demographics of Pawtucket, Rhode Island

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

75.39%

7.31%

0.30%

0.85%

13.90%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.




Famous Blacks from Pawtucket, Rhode Island

     






Businesses in Pawtucket, Rhode Island


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BEAUTY CARE - BLACK HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Black Princess -  Category: Wholesale Beauty Salons -   392 West Avenue Pawtucket, RI 02860-5050 (401) 475-7858

Multicultural Hair Salon Pawtucket RI - Hair By Rahsaan   Multicultural Hair Salon Pawtucket RI - Hair By Rahsaan (video)

DINING - CATERING

  1. Be'l Tifi Catering -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants/Catering -   9 Short Street, Pawtucket, RI 02861 (401) 580-1223   - (visit website)




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Village Restaurant - An International Cuisine in the heart of Pawtucket, Rhode Island offers both American and Nigerian Dishes in a great atmosphere.













BLACK CHURCHES

  1. The Harvest Hope Church Of God In Christ -  14 Harding Street Pawtucket, RI 02860





 

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