Central Falls, RI Population

Population: 18,928. Estimated population in July 2020: 19,159 (+1.2% change)
Males: 9,404 (49.7%), Females: 9,524 (50.3%)

Providence County

Median resident age: 30.2 years
Median household income: $22,628
Median house value: $88,800

Races in Central Falls:

  • Hispanic (47.8%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (40.0%)
  • Other race (28.4%)
  • Two or more races (7.4%)
  • Black (5.8%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Portuguese (8.6%), French (6.9%), French Canadian (6.9%), Subsaharan African (5.5%), Irish (5.2%), United States (4.7%).

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 1.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Central Falls

  • High school or higher: 49.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 5.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Central Falls city

  • Never married: 34.3%
  • Now married: 42.8%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

35.1% Foreign born (24.9% Latin America, 5.7% Europe, 3.5% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,173 (+6.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Central Falls:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Central Falls:

  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 13 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Abbreviation: PVD)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 41 miles; BEDFORD, MA; Abbreviation: BED)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 42 miles; BOSTON, MA; Abbreviation: BOS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Central Falls:

  • DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE HELISTOP (about 6 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Abbreviation: RI9)
  • NORTH CENTRAL STATE (about 7 miles; PAWTUCKET, RI; Abbreviation: SFZ)
  • NORFOLK (about 16 miles; NORFOLK, MA; Abbreviation: 32M)
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 and Universities

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

  • BROWN UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 7,460)
  • RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE (about 5 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 6,208)
  • PROVIDENCE COLLEGE (about 5 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 4,456)
  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; Providence, RI; Full-time enrollment: 8,218)
  • RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (about 5 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)
  • BRYANT COLLEGE (about 9 miles; SMITHFIELD, RI; Full-time enrollment: 2,926)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND (about 14 miles; WARWICK, RI; Full-time enrollment: 8,650)

Schools

Public high school in Central Falls:

  • CENTRAL FALLS SR HIGH (Students: 911; Location: 24 SUMMER STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Central Falls:

  • CALCUTT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 881; Location: 112 WASHINGTON STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • VETERANS MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY (Students: 489; Location: 150 FULLER AVENUE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • ELLA RISK SCHOOL (Students: 470; Location: 949 DEXTER STREET; Grades: 01 – 05)
  • ROBERTSON SCHOOL (Students: 237; Location: 135 HUNT STREET; Grades: 01 – 05)
  • ALAN SHAWN FEINSTEIN SCHOOL (Students: 234; Location: 405 BROAD STREET; Grades: 01 – 05)
  • G. HAROLD HUNT SCHOOL (Students: 216; Location: 14 KENDALL STREET; Grades: PK – KG)
  • COWDEN STREET SCHOOL (Students: 193; Location: 325 COWDEN STREET; Grades: KG – 01)
Private primary/middle school in Central Falls:

  • ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON ACADEM (Students: 261; Location: 909 LONSDALE AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Central Falls:

  • CENTRAL FALLS FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $289,262; Location: 205 CENTRAL STREET; 41,104 books; 358 audio materials; 1,174 video materials; 51 serial subscriptions)

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