Woonsocket, Rhode Island

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Population in 2013: 41,026 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.1%
 
Males: 19,262  (47.0%)
Females: 21,764  (53.0%)
Median resident age:  36.8 years
Rhode Island median age:  42.3 years

Zip codes: 02895.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,487 (it was $30,819 in 2000)
Woonsocket:

$37,487
RI:

$54,554
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,642 (it was $16,223 in 2000)

Woonsocket city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $173,486 (it was $113,800 in 2000)
Woonsocket:

$173,486
RI:

$234,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $245,146; Detached houses: $243,819; Townhouses or other attached units: $260,187; In 2-unit structures: $245,096; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $249,855; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $258,631; Mobile homes: $70,633

Median gross rent in 2012: $768.

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Woonsocket races chart
  • White alone - 30,321 (73.4%)
  • Hispanic - 5,393 (13.1%)
  • Asian alone - 2,219 (5.4%)
  • Black alone - 2,062 (5.0%)
  • Two or more races - 975 (2.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 84 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 57 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Woonsocket: 97.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (24.7%), French Canadian (10.8%), Irish (9.5%), Italian (8.0%), English (6.7%), Polish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1867

Elevation: 162 feet

Land area: 7.71 square miles.

Population density: 5,324 people per square mile   (average).

Woonsocket,RI real estate house value index trend

Woonsocket, Rhode Island map

For population 25 years and over in Woonsocket:

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Woonsocket city:

  • Never married: 36.0%
  • Now married: 41.8%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

3,822 residents are foreign born (3.2% Asia, 1.7% Europe, 1.2% Latin America).

This city:  9.3%
Rhode Island:  13.0%



According to our research of Rhode Island and other state lists there were 56 registered sex offenders living in Woonsocket, Rhode Island as of April 19, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Woonsocket to the number of sex offenders is 733 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,722 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,969 (1.5%)

Woonsocket satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pawtucket, RI (11.0 miles , pop. 72,958).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (30.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (146.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Blackstone, MA (1.5 miles ), North Smithfield, RI (1.6 miles ), Cumberland Hill, RI (1.8 miles ), Millville, MA (2.1 miles ), Cumberland, RI (2.5 miles ), Mendon, MA (2.6 miles ), Lincoln, RI (2.6 miles ), Bellingham, MA (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $60,500
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $54,600
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $62,600
  • 2000: 23 buildings, average cost: $58,700
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $56,100
  • 2002: 43 buildings, average cost: $60,100
  • 2003: 36 buildings, average cost: $84,200
  • 2004: 35 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 2005: 48 buildings, average cost: $97,900
  • 2006: 43 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2007: 22 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $107,100
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $81,600
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $190,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.00 N, Longitude: 71.51 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -667 (-1.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,994 (28.8%)

Area code: 401

Woonsocket household income distribution Woonsocket home values distribution

Crime rates in Woonsocket by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 31204022100
per 100,000 6.82.34.50.08.90.04.64.62.30.00.0
Rapes 3360514834312827292223
per 100,000 75.3137.4115.6108.775.870.564.762.366.953.555.9
Robberies 2346482925455831485359
per 100,000 52.5105.4108.865.755.8102.3133.971.5110.8128.8143.4
Assaults 951301061061139993899999138
per 100,000 216.8297.7240.3240.1252.0225.1214.8205.2228.5240.7335.4
Burglaries 298338327307269307368350346415346
per 100,000 680.2774.1741.4695.5599.9698.1849.9807.1798.71008.8840.9
Thefts 645784894919785943902908744833840
per 100,000 1472.21795.72026.92081.91750.72144.42083.12093.81717.52024.92041.5
Auto thefts 12112312394105113124110908273
per 100,000 276.2281.7278.9212.9234.2257.0286.4253.7207.8199.3177.4
Arson 123428241111122191620
per 100,000 27.477.963.554.424.525.027.748.420.838.948.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.7) 274.5371.6354.1318.6289.9301.4325.0295.9292.0311.7324.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Woonsocket detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 104 (91 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
Rhode Island average:

2.34
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.6%
Rhode Island:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,276 (-2.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Woonsocket: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Woonsocket-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Rhode Island state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.6 miles away from the Woonsocket 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 16.1 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Woonsocket-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 196.9 miles away from the city 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 204.8 miles away from Woonsocket 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 103.7 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 209.8 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 46.1 miles away from Woonsocket center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 167.9 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 (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzards: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Woonsocket topographic map

Birthplace of: Allen Doyle - Professional golfer, Alysha Castonguay - Cheerleader, Brian Boucher - NHL player (Phoenix Coyotes, born: Jan 2, 1977), Bryan Berard - NHL player (Columbus Blue Jackets, born: Mar 5, 1977), Duke Robillard - Blues musician, J. Howard McGrath - Politician, Kylie Duarte - Pair skater, Marcel Desaulniers - Food writer, Norm Abram - Carpenter, Rocco Baldelli - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Tampa Bay Devil Rays, born: Sep 25, 1981).

Main business address for: CVS CORP (RETAIL-DRUG STORES AND PROPRIETARY STORES).

Hospitals and medical centers in Woonsocket:

  • JOHN FOGARTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, EDDIE DOWLING HIGHWAY)
  • LANDMARK MEDICAL CENTER, INC (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 115 CASS AVE)
  • DIALYSIS CENTER OF WOONSOCKET (2100 DIAMOND HILL ROAD)
  • BALLOU HOME FOR THE AGED (60 MENDON ROAD)
  • EVERGREENS NURSING HOME (116 GREENE ST)
  • FRIENDLY HOME INC, THE (303 RHODES AVENUE)
  • MT ST FRANCIS HEALTH CENTER (4 ST. JOSEPH STREET)
  • OAKLAND GROVE HEALTH CARE CENTER (560 CUMBERLAND HILL ROAD)
  • TRINITY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (4 ST JOSEPH STREET)
  • WOONSOCKET HEALTH CENTRE (262 POPLAR STREET)

Heliports located in Woonsocket:

Amtrak stations near Woonsocket:

  • 14 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.
  • 20 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.) . Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Woonsocket:

  • Bryant University (about 6 miles; Smithfield, RI; Full-time enrollment: 3,440)
  • Rhode Island College (about 12 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 7,189)
  • Providence College (about 12 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 4,312)
  • Brown University (about 14 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,458)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (about 14 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 2,714)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Providence (about 14 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 10,898)
  • Community College of Rhode Island (about 21 miles; Warwick, RI; FT enrollment: 10,500)

Public high school in Woonsocket:

Private high schools in Woonsocket:

  • MOUNT ST CHARLES ACADEMY (Students: 974; Location: 800 LOGEE ST; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • HILLSIDE ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM (Students: 14; Location: 115 RICARD ST; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Woonsocket:

Private elementary/middle schools in Woonsocket:

  • GREATER WOONSOCKET CATHOLIC REGIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 599; Location: 77 FEDERAL ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 268; Location: 1210 MENDON RD; Grades: 4 - 8)
  • MSGR GADOURY PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 114; Location: 1371 PARK AVE; Grades: PK - 3)
  • OUR LADY OF VICTORIES SCHOOL (Students: 77; Location: 148 SPRING ST; Grades: KG - 3)
  • HAMLET LEARNING CENTER (Students: 42; Location: 73 HAMLET AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • VIOLA M BERARD SCHOOL (Students: 17; Location: 181 CUMBERLAND ST; Grades: 2 - 11)
  • ACTION BASED ENTERPRISE (Students: 15; Location: 55 MAIN ST; Grades: 2 - 8)
See full list of schools located in Woonsocket, School District: WOONSOCKET SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Woonsocket:

  • WOONSOCKET HARRIS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,233,945; Location: 303 CLINTON STREET; 138,481 books; 2,546 audio materials; 6,092 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 1 state licensed databases; 13 other licensed databases; 155 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Woonsocket: Hanora Mills (A), Museum of Work and Culture (B), Woonsocket Fire Department Station 6 (C), Woonsocket Fire Department Station 4 (D), Woonsocket Fire Department Station 3 (E), Woonsocket Fire Department Station 1 (F), Woonsocket YMCA (G), Woonsocket Police Department (H), Woonsocket Fire Department Station 2 (I), Woonsocket District Courthouse (J), Park Square Childrens Center (K), Fairmount Branch Library (L), Action Based Enterprises (M), Woonsocket Harris Public Library (N), Woonsocket City Hall (O), Saint Francis Orphanage (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: The Pavilion Shopping Center (1), Walnut Hill Plaza Shopping Center (2), Mill River Square Shopping Center (3), Bibliotheque Mallet (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Woonsocket: CVS CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Woonsocket include: Saint James Episcopal Church (A), Apostolic Pentecostal Church (B), Saint Charles Borromeo Church Complex (C), Saint Anns Church Complex (D), Saint Andrews Episcopal Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Jesus Marie Convent (G), First Universalist Church (H), Berean Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes and reservoirs: Social Pond (A), Harris Pond (B), Darling Pond (C), Sylvestre Pond (D), Harris Pond (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mill River (A), Cherry Brook (B), Crookfall Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Woonsocket include: South Main Street Historic District (1), Cold Spring Park (2), Veterans Memorial Park (3), World War II Memorial (4), Barry Field (5), Cato Hill Historic District (6), Cass Park (7), Island Place Historic District (8), Globe Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: State Park Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Museum of Work & Culture (42 South Main Street), Cooperating Libraries Automated Network (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2168 Diamond Hill Road), Castle Gardens Cafe (339 Arnold St).

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (194 Fortin Drive).

Court: Woonsocket City - Connecting All Depts- City Hall- Municipal Court (169 Main Street).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 99.5. This is worse than average.

City:

99.5
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.228. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.228
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 10.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.935. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.935
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.12. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.12
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0130. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0130
U.S.:

0.0147

Drinking water stations with addresses in Woonsocket and their reported violations in the past:

THE HOMESTEAD GROUP (Address: SUITE 200 , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
WOON CONGREGATION OF JEHOVAHS WITNESSES (Population served: 175, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-05-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-05-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-14-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-14-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-21-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-21-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-2013)
SAYLES HILL ROD & GUN CLUB (Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BRONCO CROSSING, LLC (Population served: 115, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2006), St Boil Water Order (MAY-01-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-12-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-12-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-28-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-28-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-20-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CVS PHARMACY 05049 - PLEASANT VALLEY (Address: Licensing Dept. Mail Code 1160 , Serves NY, Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 162 regular monitoring violations
NEIGHBORHOOD VARIETY (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Woonsocket that have no violations reported:

  • WOONSOCKET WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 46,000, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.5%
(18.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.7% for Black residents, 50.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.3% for American Indian residents, 33.1% for other race residents, 46.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Rhode Island:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.7%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.3%
Whole state:  7.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Woonsocket in 2010:

  • 568 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 80 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 78 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 52 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Woonsocket in 2000:

  • 742 people in nursing homes
  • 238 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 34 people in religious group quarters
  • 23 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill

Woonsocket, Rhode Island environmental map by EPA

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Woonsocket compared to Rhode Island state average:

  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.

Banks with branches in Woonsocket (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Walnut Hill Branch at 1675 Diamond Hill Road, branch established on 1973/02/01; Woonsocket Branch at 191 Social Street, branch established on 1992/06/27. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Bank of America, National Association: Diamond Hill Branch at 2020 Diamond Hill Road, branch established on 1972/08/16; Cummings Way Branch at 25 Cummings Way, branch established on 1967/06/27. 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
  • Milford Federal Savings and Loan Association: Woonsocket Branch at 1950 Diamond Hill Road, branch established on 1994/06/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $343.1 mil, Deposits: $301.3 mil, headquarters in Milford, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Admirals Bank: Diamond Hill Branch at 1500 Diamond Hill Road, branch established on 2003/09/03. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $518.7 mil, Deposits: $462.0 mil, headquarters in Cranston, RI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Social Street Branch at 411 Social Street, branch established on 1867/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Bank Rhode Island: Woonsocket Branch at 177-1193 Cumberland Hill Road, branch established on 1998/01/06. Info updated 2006/09/28: Bank assets: $1,581.1 mil, Deposits: $1,131.1 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorp Rhode Island, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Woonsocket, Rhode Island:

  • Woonsocket Motor Inn, 333 Clinton St, Woonsocket, RI 02895 , Phone: (401) 762-1224, Fax: (401) 785-5521
  • Holiday Inn Express - Providence/Woonsocket, 194 Fortin Dr, Woonsocket, RI 02895 , Phone: (401) 769-5000, Fax: (401) 356-0880
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Woonsocket travel time to work - commute Woonsocket mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Woonsocket city (based on Providence County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.60%
Here: 63.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchJewishUnited Church of Christ
Adherents81.9%3.5%2.9%2.7%1.4%
Congregations28.2%11.0%9.3%3.5%5.8%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaAssemblies of GodArmenian Apostolic Church/Catholicossate EtchmiadzinOther
Adherents1.0%0.7%0.6%0.6%4.6%
Congregations3.5%0.6%4.7%0.3%33.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%
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
Financial Administration 14$55,371$47,4610$0
Other Government Administration 9$36,460$48,6137$5,385
Judicial and Legal 2$5,660$33,9602$1,160
Police Protection - Officers 94$703,821$89,8490$0
Police - Other 14$47,984$41,1290$0
Firefighters 110$682,770$74,4840$0
Fire - Other 1$3,012$36,1440$0
Streets and Highways 33$102,553$37,2920$0
Welfare 0$0 1$30
Solid Waste Management 2$9,314$55,8840$0
Sewerage 2$10,457$62,7421$3,162
Parks and Recreation 1$3,827$45,9240$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 10$37,757$45,3082$3,361
Water Supply 28$89,909$38,5320$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 596$4,304,028$86,65864$112,656
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 117$530,064$54,36699$189,469
Local Libraries 12$33,080$33,08011$7,732
Other and Unallocable 9$40,415$53,8870$0
Totals for Government 1,054$6,696,482$76,241187$322,955

Woonsocket government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $5,661,000 ($137.99)
    General - Other: $2,683,000 ($65.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $293,000 ($7.14)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $163,000 ($3.97)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $84,505,000 ($2059.79)
    General - Other: $15,249,000 ($371.69)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,153,000 ($223.10)
    Police Protection: $8,955,000 ($218.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,060,000 ($123.34)
    Water Utilities: $4,019,000 ($97.96)
    Sewerage: $2,947,000 ($71.83)
    Regular Highways: $2,060,000 ($50.21)
    Financial Administration: $1,495,000 ($36.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $828,000 ($20.18)
    Central Staff Services: $744,000 ($18.13)
    Housing and Community Development: $718,000 ($17.50)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $396,000 ($9.65)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $302,000 ($7.36)
    Libraries: $239,000 ($5.83)
    Electric Utilities: $25,000 ($0.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,714,000 ($90.53)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,123,000 ($76.12)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,160,000 ($28.27)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $256,000 ($6.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $79,531,000 ($1938.55)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $732,000 ($17.84)

Woonsocket government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,491,000 ($133.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,174,000 ($126.12)
    All Other: $2,449,000 ($59.69)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $618,000 ($15.06)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $154,000 ($3.75)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $46,000 ($1.12)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,342,000 ($57.09)
    Education: $739,000 ($18.01)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,816,000 ($44.26)
    Interest Earnings: $795,000 ($19.38)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,772,000 ($165.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $58,604,000 ($1428.46)
    General Local Government Support: $11,577,000 ($282.19)
    All Other: $9,123,000 ($222.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,416,000 ($34.51)
    Water Utilities: $434,000 ($10.58)
    Public Welfare: $164,000 ($4.00)
  • Tax - Property: $38,907,000 ($948.35)
    Other License: $1,984,000 ($48.36)
    NEC: $486,000 ($11.85)

Woonsocket government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $139,486,000 ($3399.94)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $137,921,000 ($3361.79)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,375,000 ($106.64)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,810,000 ($68.49)

Woonsocket government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,994,000 ($48.60)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,657,000 ($259.76)

4.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,511 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
Rhode Island average:

4.87%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($508 average AGI)
Providence County:

0.09%
Rhode Island average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kent County, RI  0.77% ($38,551 average AGI)
from Bristol County, MA  0.36% ($39,571)
from Washington County, RI  0.20% ($41,964)


4.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,761 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.79%
Rhode Island average:

5.44%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($381 average AGI)
Providence County:

0.06%
Rhode Island average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kent County, RI  0.83% ($42,204 average AGI)
to Bristol County, MA  0.40% ($48,971)
to Washington County, RI  0.22% ($54,288)

Strongest AM radio stations in Woonsocket:

  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNRI (1380 AM; 3 kW; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WOON (1240 AM; 1 kW; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: O-N RADIO, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WARL (1320 AM; 5 kW; ATTLEBORO, MA; Owner: THE ADD RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Woonsocket:

  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJMF (88.7 FM; SMITHFIELD, RI; Owner: BRYANT COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMIN.)
  • WGAO (88.3 FM; FRANKLIN, MA; Owner: DEAN COLLEGE)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Woonsocket:

  • 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.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Woonsocket fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 21
Total length: 94 meters (308ft)
Total costs: $71,600,000
Total average daily traffic: 211,813
Total average daily truck traffic: 18,988

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 2
  • 1900-1909: 4
  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 5
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Woonsocket, RI
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED155$150,62680$113,588402$162,68724$51,75016$431,93839$99,8970$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$131,14312$106,00031$154,4844$21,2500$07$81,1430$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED50$154,48023$97,870204$176,35323$45,5655$220,20022$127,6820$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$148,27819$115,52694$176,7664$70,7501$68,0009$127,1110$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$148,40010$107,70044$171,1143$91,3331$70,0005$81,4001$60,000

Detailed mortgage data for all 13 tracts in Woonsocket, RI

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$133,5008$240,2501$168,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$147,6005$222,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$157,0001$222,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$155,0001$232,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$181,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Businesses in Woonsocket, RI
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1McDonald's1
AutoZone2Nike1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
Burlington Coat Factory1Payless1
CVS2Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
ColorTyme1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Sears2
Dunkin Donuts5Shaw's1
Fashion Bug1Staples1
FedEx4Subway1
GNC2T-Mobile1
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block2True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS3
Lane Furniture2Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Lowe's1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets3YMCA1
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