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