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City of Central Falls
—  City  —
Broad Street, Central Falls
Location of Central Falls in Providence County, Rhode Island
Coordinates: 41°53′30″N 71°23′28″W / 41.89167°N 71.39111°W / 41.89167; -71.39111
Country United States
State Rhode Island
County Providence
Incorporated (town) 1730
Incorporated (city) 1895
Government
 - Type Mayor-council
 - City manager Charles D. Moreau
Area
 - Total 1.29 sq mi (3.34 km2)
 - Land 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 89 ft (27 m)
Population (July 1, 2008)
 - Total 18,683
 - Density 15,834/sq mi (6,113/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 02863
Area code(s) 401
FIPS code 44-14140[1]
GNIS feature ID 1218931[2]
Website http://www.centralfallsri.us/

Central Falls is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 18,928 at the 2000 census. With an area of only 1.29 square miles, it is the smallest[3] but most densely populated city in the smallest state, and the thirty-second most densely populated incorporated place in the United States. Central Falls takes its name from a waterfall on the nearby Blackstone River.

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Geography

Central Falls is located at 41°53′24″N 71°23′33″W / 41.89°N 71.3925°W / 41.89; -71.3925 (41.889863, -71.392606)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (6.20%) is water.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1950 23,550
1960 19,858 −15.7%
1970 18,716 −5.8%
1980 16,995 −9.2%
1990 17,637 3.8%
2000 18,928 7.3%
Est. 2008 18,683 −1.3%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 18,928 people, 6,696 households, and 4,359 families residing in the city. The population density was 15,652.0 people per square mile (6,039.8/km²). There were 7,270 housing units at an average density of 6,011.7/sq mi (2,319.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 57.16% White, 5.82% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 28.35% from other races, and 7.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 47.77% of the population.

There were 6,696 households out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.4% were married couples living together, 21.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,628, and the median income for a family was $26,844. Males had a median income of $23,854 versus $18,544 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,825. About 25.9% of families and 29.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.8% of those under age 18 and 29.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Residents are served by the Central Falls School District.

See also

National Historic Places in Central Falls

References

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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