Pawtucket, Rhode Island

city in Rhode Island, United States

Pawtucket /pəˈtʌkɪt/ (audio speaker iconlisten) is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 75,604 at the 2020 census.[1] It is the fourth largest city in the state.

The name "Pawtucket" comes from the Algonquian word for "river fall."[2]


  1. "QuickFacts: Pawtucket city, Rhode Island". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 3, 2023.
  2. "Profile for Pawtucket, Rhode Island, RI". ePodunk. Archived from the original on October 6, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2012.