Pawcatuck is located in the county of New London. It covers a total area of 8.87 sq. km. The economic development of the city revolves around industries involved in arts and crafts, automotive, construction, information technology, textiles, pharmaceuticals, insurance, publishing, seafood, transport and telecommunication. Commercial spaces are utilized by wine shops, yogurt shops, seafood restaurants, resale shops, educational institutions and printing services, contribute to the economy in a positive way.