Central Falls, Rhode Island

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Population in 2017: 19,359 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.3%
 
Males: 9,791  (50.6%)
Females: 9,568  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

29.1 years
Rhode Island median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 02863.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,222 (it was $22,628 in 2000)
Central Falls:

$33,222
RI:

$63,870

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,500 (it was $10,825 in 2000)

Central Falls city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $160,435 (it was $93,200 in 2000)
Central Falls:

$160,435
RI:

$257,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $180,447; detached houses: $187,895; townhouses or other attached units: $182,529; in 2-unit structures: $182,366; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $176,816; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $202,338

Median gross rent in 2017: $821.

March 2019 cost of living index in Central Falls: 93.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 30.7%
(27.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.4% for Black residents, 33.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.1% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.0% for other race residents, 39.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Central Falls, RI (2017)
    • 13,15767.5%Hispanic
    • 3,89920.0%White alone
    • 2,21911.4%Black alone
    • 3992.0%Two or more races
    • 2211.1%Other race alone
    • 1810.9%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 880.5%Asian alone
    • 240.1%American Indian alone

Races in Central Falls detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Rhode Island and other state lists, there were 42 registered sex offenders living in Central Falls, Rhode Island as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Central Falls is 463 to 1.


Crime rates in Central Falls by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(5.2)
3
(15.8)
1
(5.3)
3
(16.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.2)
2
(10.3)
2
(10.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
13
(67.7)
13
(68.4)
17
(90.3)
18
(96.4)
9
(48.1)
16
(85.7)
16
(82.7)
14
(72.3)
9
(46.4)
15
(76.9)
12
(62.1)
16
(83.0)
12
(61.9)
12
(62.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
30
(156.1)
26
(136.8)
39
(207.2)
23
(123.2)
30
(160.5)
30
(160.6)
29
(149.8)
47
(242.8)
34
(175.2)
37
(189.8)
53
(274.3)
29
(150.4)
13
(67.0)
16
(82.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
61
(317.5)
67
(352.5)
57
(302.9)
65
(348.2)
63
(337.0)
55
(294.5)
74
(382.4)
80
(413.2)
86
(443.2)
80
(410.3)
85
(439.8)
80
(415.0)
72
(371.3)
54
(279.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
147
(765.1)
141
(741.9)
124
(658.9)
121
(648.2)
129
(690.0)
153
(819.2)
194
(1,002)
133
(687.0)
226
(1,165)
216
(1,108)
118
(610.6)
122
(632.9)
58
(299.1)
47
(243.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
310
(1,613)
259
(1,363)
202
(1,073)
266
(1,425)
232
(1,241)
289
(1,547)
346
(1,788)
337
(1,741)
357
(1,840)
337
(1,728)
186
(962.5)
281
(1,458)
271
(1,398)
190
(984.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
168
(874.4)
152
(799.7)
104
(552.7)
106
(567.8)
74
(395.8)
70
(374.8)
77
(397.9)
120
(619.8)
85
(438.1)
52
(266.7)
38
(196.6)
48
(249.0)
62
(319.8)
56
(290.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(31.2)
10
(52.6)
4
(21.3)
5
(26.8)
6
(32.1)
7
(37.5)
8
(41.3)
5
(25.8)
12
(61.8)
7
(35.9)
6
(31.0)
5
(25.9)
8
(41.3)
4
(20.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)362.9368.3338.9363.7283.6324.9361.1391.0389.1389.1316.9327.4246.3220.6

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City-data.com crime index in Central Falls, RI

Crime rate in Central Falls detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 44 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Rhode Island average:

2.34
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Ancestries: Cape Verdean (9.1%), Portuguese (4.3%), French (2.6%), American (2.1%), Polish (2.0%), French Canadian (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1895

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 1.21 square miles.

Population density: 16,008 people per square mile   (very high).

Central Falls, Rhode Island map

7,637 residents are foreign born (30.3% Latin America, 5.5% Africa).

This city:

39.2%
Rhode Island:

13.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,150 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,722 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pawtucket, RI (1.3 miles , pop. 72,958).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (33.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (147.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Pawtucket, RI (1.1 miles ),
Valley Falls, RI (1.4 miles ),
Lincoln, RI (1.8 miles ),
North Seekonk, MA (1.8 miles ),
North Providence, RI (2.0 miles ),
Cumberland, RI (2.1 miles ),
Seekonk, MA (2.2 miles ),
Attleboro, MA (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 41.89 N, Longitude: 71.39 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,248 (-26.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 783 (9.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Central Falls, RI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Central Falls, RI in 2017
Central Falls satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $43,100
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $62,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $89,800
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $54,600
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $74,800
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $89,800
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $66,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Central Falls, RI residents
Average permit cost in Central Falls, RI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Rhode Island:

3.7%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Central Falls, RI
Historical housing units in Central Falls, RI

Population change in the 1990s: +1,173 (+6.6%).
Most common industries in Central Falls, RI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (10.5%)
  • Health care (6.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8.7%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (12.7%)
  • Health care (12.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Central Falls, RI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)

Average climate in Central Falls, Rhode Island

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.3. This is about average.

City:

76.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.203. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.203
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 8.78. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.78
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.272. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.272
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.02. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.02
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0146. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0146
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Central Falls-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Rhode Island state average. It is 46% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.1 miles away from the Central Falls city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.9 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Central Falls-area historical earthquake activity is near Rhode Island state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 206.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 111.9 miles away from Central Falls center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 214.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 200.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.3 miles away from Central Falls center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 264.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Providence County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Central Falls topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Central Falls:

  • NOTRE DAME HOSPITAL (1000 BROAD ST)
  • CARTIES HEALTH CENTER (21 LINCOLN AVENUE)
  • FRIGON NURSING HOME (60 EBEN BROWN LA)
  • HARRIS HEALTH CARE CENTER-NORTH (60 EBEN BROWN LANE)
  • MANSION NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (104 CLAY STREET)
  • PAQUETTE NURSING HOME (649 BROAD ST)
  • ROSE COTTAGE HEALTH CARE CENTE (151 HUNT STREET)

Amtrak station near Central Falls:

  • 5 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Central Falls:

  • Providence College (about 4 miles; Providence, RI; Full-time enrollment: 4,312)
  • Brown University (about 5 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,458)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (about 5 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 2,714)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Providence (about 5 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 10,898)
  • Rhode Island College (about 6 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 7,189)
  • Bryant University (about 8 miles; Smithfield, RI; FT enrollment: 3,440)
  • Community College of Rhode Island (about 14 miles; Warwick, RI; FT enrollment: 10,500)

Public high schools in Central Falls:

  • SHEILA SKIP NOWELL LEADERSHIP (Location: 43 HAWES STREET, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • CENTRAL FALLS SR HIGH (Location: 24 SUMMER STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Central Falls:

  • VETERANS MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY (Students: 523, Location: 150 FULLER AVENUE, Grades: 1-4)
  • ELLA RISK SCHOOL (Students: 453, Location: 949 DEXTER STREET, Grades: 1-4)
  • THE LEARNING COMMUNITY (Location: 21 LINCOLN AVENUE, Grades: KG-8, Charter school)
  • SEGUE INST FOR LEARNING (Location: 325 COWDEN STREET, Grades: 6-8, Charter school)
  • CALCUTT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 112 WASHINGTON STREET, Grades: 5-8)

Private elementary/middle school in Central Falls:

  • ST ELIZABETH ANN SETON ACADEMY (Students: 160, Location: 909 LONSDALE AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Central Falls

Library in Central Falls:

  • CENTRAL FALLS FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $424,143; Location: 205 CENTRAL STREET; 33,809 books; 442 audio materials; 1,589 video materials; 1 state licensed databases; 8 other licensed databases; 48 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Central Falls: Bridge Mill Power Plant (A), Harris Warehouse (B), Deborah Cook Sayles Memorial Library Pawtucket Public Library (C), Central Falls City Hall (D), Adams Memorial Library (E), Central Falls Police Department (F), Central Falls Fire Department (G), Blackstone Valley Community Center (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Central Falls include: Saint Ephraims Church (A), Assembly of God Church (B), Central Falls Congregational Church (C), Holy Trinity Church Complex (D), Bible Baptist Church (E), Casade Oracion Gethsemane Church (F), Saint Matthews Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Moshassuck Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Valley Falls Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Central Falls include: South Central Falls Historic District (1), Jenks Park (2), Central Falls Mill Historic District (3), Central Street School Historic District (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Michael Breault - Game designer and writer, Max Surkont - Baseball player, Jack McGee (aviator) - Aviator.

Providence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.9 people
Rhode Island:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.8%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.7%
Whole state:

7.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Central Falls in 2010:

  • 350 people in federal detention centers
  • 112 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 13 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Central Falls in 2000:

  • 324 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 231 people in nursing homes
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Central Falls (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Broad Street Branch at 375 Broad Street, branch established on 1950/06/19. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Central Falls:

Marital status in Central Falls, RI
  • Never married: 44.1%
  • Now married: 37.2%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

For population 25 years and over in Central Falls:

  • High school or higher: 59.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.6
Rhode Island average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Central Falls
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Central Falls, RI (based on Providence County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic276,01198
Mainline Protestant27,143111
Evangelical Protestant16,895134
Other13,89648
Orthodox7,32510
Black Protestant7129
None284,685-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 129
Providence County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 94
Providence County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 132
Providence County:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 499
Here:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
Rhode Island:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Providence County:

24.0%
Rhode Island:

22.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.9%
State:

16.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.2%
Rhode Island:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.7%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
Rhode Island:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Central Falls:

25.0%
Rhode Island:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Central Falls:

11.3%
Rhode Island:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Rhode Island:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

30.1%
Rhode Island:

33.7%

General health condition:
Here:

51.8%
Rhode Island:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.5%
Rhode Island:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Central Falls, RI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 37$171,895$55,7500$0
Police Protection - Officers 36$206,635$68,8780$0
Solid Waste Management 12$46,990$46,9900$0
Police - Other 9$27,272$36,3630$0
Financial Administration 6$27,496$54,9920$0
Other Government Administration 5$19,275$46,2600$0
Other and Unallocable 4$10,472$31,4160$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$9,190$55,1400$0
Judicial and Legal 2$6,680$40,0800$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,583$54,9960$0
Fire - Other 0$0 1$2,059
Totals for Government 114$530,488$55,8411$2,059

Central Falls government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $17,000 ($0.88)
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $20,590,000 ($1063.59)
    Police Protection: $3,515,000 ($181.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,322,000 ($171.60)
    General - Other: $3,177,000 ($164.11)
    Regular Highways: $1,360,000 ($70.25)
    Central Staff Services: $909,000 ($46.95)
    General Public Buildings: $796,000 ($41.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $774,000 ($39.98)
    Financial Administration: $617,000 ($31.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $274,000 ($14.15)
    Housing and Community Development: $171,000 ($8.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $162,000 ($8.37)
    Libraries: $126,000 ($6.51)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $9,000 ($0.46)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $2,318,000 ($119.74)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,978,000 ($412.11)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,117,000 ($574.25)

Central Falls government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $19,115,000 ($987.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($0.36)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $410,000 ($21.18)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-176,000 ($-9.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $258,000 ($13.33)
    Interest Earnings: $146,000 ($7.54)
    Fines and Forfeits: $125,000 ($6.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,655,000 ($85.49)
    Education: $1,432,000 ($73.97)
    Other: $560,000 ($28.93)
    General Local Government Support: $463,000 ($23.92)
  • Tax - Property: $14,816,000 ($765.33)
    Other Selective Sales: $123,000 ($6.35)
    Other License: $82,000 ($4.24)

Central Falls government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $115,324,000 ($5957.13)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $115,324,000 ($5957.13)

Central Falls government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $6,667,000 ($344.39)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,524,000 ($388.66)

4.40% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,338 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
Rhode Island average:

5.34%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,084 average AGI)
Providence County:

0.05%
Rhode Island average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kent County, RI  0.76% ($49,544 average AGI)
from Bristol County, MA  0.40% ($56,129)
from Washington County, RI  0.22% ($58,127)


5.12% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($61,893 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Rhode Island average:

5.77%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($538 average AGI)
Providence County:

0.05%
Rhode Island average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, RI  0.98% ($53,571 average AGI)
to Bristol County, MA  0.44% ($58,774)
to Washington County, RI  0.26% ($71,775)
Businesses in Central Falls, RI
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1H&R Block1
Burger King1Penske1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway1
FedEx1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Central Falls:

  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPMZ (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: VIDEO MUNDO B/CASTING CO., LLC)
  • WARL (1320 AM; 5 kW; ATTLEBORO, MA; Owner: THE ADD RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHJJ (920 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Central Falls:

  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WDOM (91.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: PROVIDENCE COLLEGE)
  • WELH (88.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: THE WHEELER SCHOOL)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Central Falls:

  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Central Falls fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 89ft / 26.6mTotal length
  • $12,130,000Total costs
  • 69,489Total average daily traffic
  • 5,642Total average daily truck traffic
  • 83,387Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Central Falls, RI)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • BOS2429, 30 Washington St. (Lat: 41.886667 Lon: -71.390278), Type: Bant, Structure height: 34.1 m, Call Sign: WQFP964, Licensee ID: L01728370,
    Assigned Frequencies: 21925.0 MHz, 17845.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/06/2006, Expiration Date: 09/06/2016, Cancellation Date: 11/12/2016, Certifier: Joseph M Sandri Jr., Registrant: Fibertower Network Services, Corp., Debtor-In-Possession, 1875 Eye Street, Nw, 5th Floor, Room 505, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 223-1028, Email:
  • BOS2501, 280 Rand Street (Lat: 41.882500 Lon: -71.397028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 31.1 m, Call Sign: WQIB732, Licensee ID: L01728370,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/27/2007, Expiration Date: 12/27/2017, Cancellation Date: 01/06/2017, Certifier: Joseph M Sandri Jr., Registrant: Fibertower Network Services, Corp., Debtor-In-Possession, 1875 Eye Street, Nw, 5th Floor, Room 505, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 223-1028, Email:
  • RI-PVD2088A, 30 Washington St (Lat: 41.886611 Lon: -71.390056), Type: Bant, Structure height: 31.8 m, Overall height: 34.8 m, Call Sign: WQMB540,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11465.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 22225.0 MHz, 22325.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/18/2010, Expiration Date: 06/18/2020, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Central Falls)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 65-TC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 31722 , Serial Number: 5970T, Year manufactured: 1940
    Registrant (Individual): James Chambers, 230 Washington St, Central Falls, RI 02863
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/28/2017

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED43$123,32624$110,00048$147,58316$30,4382$1,580,00017$104,765
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$137,6673$97,6671$245,0002$68,5000$01$90,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED27$138,22211$114,81845$156,7566$55,3331$250,0006$78,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$106,1117$123,42915$186,0672$25,0001$214,0004$140,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$97,1673$81,6672$138,0000$00$01$97,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0108.00 , 0109.00, 0110.00, 0111.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$95,0001$120,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$86,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0108.00 , 0109.00, 0110.00, 0111.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Central Falls, RI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Central Falls, RI - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 101. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 284 took place in 2017, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Central Falls, RI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (87.6%), and Outside Fires (6.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Central Falls, RI
    • 1,41587.6%Structure Fires
    • 1076.6%Outside Fires
    • 613.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 322.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Central Falls, RI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Central Falls, RI
  • 79.4%Utility gas
  • 12.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.5%Electricity
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Coal or coke
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Central Falls, RI
  • 80.7%Utility gas
  • 12.1%Electricity
  • 4.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood


Central Falls compared to Rhode Island state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Central Falls on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: administrative and support and waste management services (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: administrative and support and waste management services (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Guatemala (population 500+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Dominican Republic (population 500+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other types of correctional institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest housing density (population 2,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (2,000+ housing units)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Portugal (population 500+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Western Africa (population 500+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Colombia (population 500+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of workers working at home, population 5,000+"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
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