This section shows the Pawtucket Rhode Island economy using the most recent economic analysis from the 2022 Census Bureau. Starting with Figure 1 which shows the median earnings per worker, Pawtucket shows it has a Median earnings of $44,446 which is the second smallest as measured by median earnings per worker of all the other places in the greater region. The city with the highest median earnings per worker in the area is North Seekonk CDP which depicts a median earnings of $70,491 (58.6% larger). Comparing median earnings per worker to the United States average of $53,269, Pawtucket is about 19.9% smaller. Also, in comparison with the state of Rhode Island, median earnings per worker of $56,841, Pawtucket is approximately three-fourths the size.
In Figure 2 a more complete view of income is shown which aggregates income from all members in the household and it has a Median household income of $56,427 which is less than most other places in the metro area. The city with the highest median household income in the area is North Seekonk CDP which shows a median income of $116,500 (about twice as large). Comparing median household income to the United States average of $69,021, Pawtucket is about 22.3% smaller. Also, compared to the state of Rhode Island, median household income of $74,489, Pawtucket is approximately three-fourths the size. Dividing median annual worker earnings by the average number of hours worked in a year in Figure 4 shows that it has a Avg Hrly Earnings of $22.32 which is the second smallest in order of average hourly earnings of all the other places in the area. The city with the highest average hourly earnings in the area is North Seekonk CDP which depicts an average hourly earnings of $33.97 (52.2% larger). Comparing average hourly earnings to the United States average of $26.40, Pawtucket is about 18.3% smaller. Also, measured against the state of Rhode Island, average hourly earnings of $28.92, Pawtucket is approximately three-fourths the size.
Figure 5 examines the number of self employed people in the Pawtucket metro area based on the number of people who reported any self employment income. Pawtucket shows it has a Self Employed of 6.3% which is the second smallest when sorted by percentage of people self employed of all the other places in the metro area. The city with the highest percentage of people self employed in the area is Valley Falls CDP which shows a percentage self employed of 12.0% (about twice as large).
The next chart (Figure 7) shows the percentage of households that had retirement income over the last 12 months and it has a With Retirement Income of 14.5% which is less than most other places in the local area. The city with the highest households with retirement income in the area is North Seekonk CDP which depicts a households with retirement income of 30.3% (about twice as large).
The percentage of full-time workers are compared to the number of part-time workers in Figure 8. Pawtucket depicts full time employees approximately 4.0 times bigger as the part time employees.
Similar to the last chart is Figure 9 which shows the number of people who are self employed but in more detailed industry categories such as manufacturing, retail sales, residential real estate, commercial real estate, health care, exports/imports, and advanced industries, etc. Pawtucket depicts it has the hightest entrepreneurs of 19% for the self employed in arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services aggregate.
Figure 10 shows the cost of living and other consumer spending categories for a variety of cost components from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pawtucket shows it has the hightest cost of 129.0 for the cost of utilities classification.
Pawtucket Rhode Island Poverty Charts
In Figure 11 the percentage of people earning less than the poverty level is shown and compared across the group of places. Pawtucket depicts it has a Percent of Population In Poverty of 14.9% which is the third most percent of people earning less than the poverty level of all other places in the greater Pawtucket region. The city with the highest percent of people earning less than the poverty level in the area is Central Falls which depicts a percent of people in poverty of 24.9% (67.8% larger).
Additionally, Figure 12 looks at the percentage of people who receive some form of public assistance including general assistance, temporary assistance or food stamps (i.e. SNAP.) Pawtucket depicts it has a Public Assistance Percent of 22.9% which is the third most households with public assistance of all other places in the greater Pawtucket region. The city with the highest households with public assistance in the area is Central Falls which depicts a households with public assistance of 34.9% (52.8% larger).
Pawtucket Rhode Island Labor Force Charts
The table in Figure 13, shows Pawtucket employment data in terms of job categories and salary data.
The next two charts look at monthly trended employment related performance using data estimated by economists at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS tracks unemployment statistics for a large number of areas throughout the country on a month to month basis. However, not every location in the U.S. is tracked by the BLS so the chart will only show the closest location available (which may be the same location.) Figure 14 shows the monthly unemployment rate for the area as well as a comparison to the overall national economy measure for the United States. Note that in March to April 2022, the Covid 19 recession occurred and affects this metric. The monthly unemployment rate depicts that from February 2017 to before the Coronavirus Pandemic it went from 5.6% to 3.7% in December 2019. This represents a decrease in the monthly unemployment rate of 33.9%. Since that time, the monthly unemployment rate has gone to 3.7%. This represents an increase in the monthly unemployment rate of very little.
Pawtucket Rhode Island Jobs Charts
In the jobs section of economic activity charts in Figure 15 shows the average annual earnings for very high level job industry categories for full time and year round employed.
Figure 16 shows the average median earnings for different categories of jobs.
Pawtucket Rhode Island Work Commute Charts
Figure 18 shows a more detailed view of how the population commutes to work for (for example to downtown Pawtucket or elsewhere.) Pawtucket has the largest proportion of people who take Light rail, streetcar or trolley at 0% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 19 is provided for comparison purposes to the previous chart. It shows how people get to work overall on average in the United States.
The average commute time is shown in Figure 21. Pawtucket depicts it has a Avg Commute Time of 26 which is in the mid range of other places in the greater region.
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