Braintree Town, MA

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Population

37,082

0.0432% growth

Median Age

41.9


Median Household Income

$88,993

3.65% growth

Poverty Rate

4.99%


Number of Employees

19,013

0.221% growth

Median Property Value

$402,000

4.31% growth

About

In 2017, Braintree Town, MA had a population of 37.1k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $88,993. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Braintree Town, MA grew from 37,066 to 37,082, a 0.0432% increase and its median household income grew from $85,863 to $88,993, a 3.65% increase.

The population of Braintree Town, MA is 81.2% White Alone, 11.2% Asian Alone, and 3.43% Black or African American Alone. 17.7% of the people in Braintree Town, MA speak a non-English language, and 94.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Braintree Town, MA are University of Phoenix-Massachusetts (39 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Braintree Town, MA is $402,000, and the homeownership rate is 72.7%. Most people in Braintree Town, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Braintree Town, MA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Braintree Town, MA employs 19k people. The largest industries in Braintree Town, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,027 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,069 people), and Finance & Insurance (1,845 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($106,875), Finance & Insurance ($73,894), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,197).

Median household income in Braintree Town, MA is $88,993. Males in Braintree Town, MA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,850. The income inequality in Braintree Town, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$88,993

2017 value

± $3,309

3.65%

1 Year Growth

± 6.08%

Households in Braintree Town, MA have a median annual income of $88,993, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $85,863 in 2016, which represents a 3.65% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,043

Average Male Salary

± $1,786

$62,850

Average Female Salary

± $1,306

In 2017, full-time male employees in Braintree Town, MA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Braintree Town, MA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,516 ± $4,051

  2. White

    $64,668 ± $1,113

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,586 ± $39,015

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Braintree Town, MA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Braintree Town, MA is from Massachusetts.

0.485

2017 Wage GINI

0.485

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.485 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0457% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Massachusetts across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4195

  2. Census Tract 4191

  3. Census Tract 4196

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Braintree Town, MA was Census Tract 4195 with a value of $98,125, followed by Census Tract 4191 and Census Tract 4196, with respective values of $94,375 and $93,386.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.99% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Braintree Town, MA (1.82k out of 36.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,275 ± 249

  2. Asian

    266 ± 141

  3. Black

    187 ± 137

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Braintree Town, MA is White, followed by Asian and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

19k

2017 Value

± 881

0.221%

1 Year growth

± 6.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Braintree Town, MA grew at a rate of 0.221%, from 19k employees to 19k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Braintree Town, MA, are Management Occupations (2,554 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,532 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,592 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Braintree Town, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Braintree Town, MA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,554 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,532 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,592 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Braintree Town, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.7 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.7 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Braintree Town, MA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($116,250), Management Occupations ($93,854), and Protective Service Occupations ($79,079).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

19k

2017 Value

± 881

0.221%

1 Year growth

± 6.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Braintree Town, MA grew at a rate of 0.221%, from 19k employees to 19k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Braintree Town, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,027 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,069 people), and Finance & Insurance (1,845 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Braintree Town, MA, though some of these residents may live in Braintree Town, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Braintree Town, MA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,027 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,069 people), and Finance & Insurance (1,845 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Braintree Town, MA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.22 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (2.07 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Braintree Town, MA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($106,875), Finance & Insurance ($73,894), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,197).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $31.5B

  2. $27.2B

  3. $24.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $31.5B, followed by Mixed freight with $27.2B and Electronics and $24.1B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Massachusetts products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$240B

2015 Value

$364B

Projected 2045 Value

51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $240B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $364B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Massachusetts trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $13.2B

  2. $13.2B

  3. $12.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Hampshire with $13.2B, followed by New York with $13.2B and Connecticut and $12.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Massachusetts shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

98.7% of the population of Braintree Town, MA has health coverage, with 62.3% on employee plans, 12.2% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 0.364% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Braintree Town, MA was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in Braintree Town, MA see 954 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.421% increase from the previous year (950 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1010 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 185 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.4%). Additionally, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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954 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 954 patients per year. This represents a 0.421% increase from the previous year (950 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$10,559

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,302

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,922

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,899

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Massachusetts (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.78%, from $10,273 to $10,559.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

1.26%

Uninsured

62.3%

Employer Coverage

12.2%

Medicaid

11.2%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

0.364%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Braintree Town, MA declined by 11.9% from 1.43% to 1.26%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Braintree Town, MA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.4% prevalence

  2. 11.1% prevalence

  3. 10.8% prevalence

Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts, at 11.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Braintree Town, MA is home to a population of 37.1k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 16.3% of Braintree Town, MA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Braintree Town, MA is composed of 30.1k White Alone residents (81.2%), 4.14k Asian Alone residents (11.2%), 1.27k Black or African American Alone residents (3.43%), 740 Hispanic or Latino residents (2%), 682 Two or More Races residents (1.84%), 83 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.224%), 46 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.124%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Braintree Town, MA are Chinese (1,450 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (743 speakers), and Vietnamese (572 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Braintree Town, MA was 41.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Braintree Town, MA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Braintree Town, MA residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

16.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

14.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 16.3% of Braintree Town, MA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Braintree Town, MA was 14.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. China

    88,014 ± 7,236 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    84,884 ± 7,108 people

  3. Brazil

    66,506 ± 6,300 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Braintree Town, MA was China, the natal country of 88,014 Braintree Town, MA residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 84,884 and Brazil with 66,506.

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Citizenship

94.8%

2017 Citizenship

94.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.8% of Braintree Town, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Braintree Town, MA was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    30.1k ± 697

  2. Asian Alone

    4.14k ± 403

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.27k ± 419

In 2017, there were 7.28 times more White Alone residents (30.1k people) in Braintree Town, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.14k Asian Alone and 1.27k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Braintree Town, MA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Chinese

    1,450 speakers (4.15%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    743 speakers (2.13%)

  3. Vietnamese

    572 speakers (1.64%)

17.7% of Braintree Town, MA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Braintree Town, MA was Chinese. 4.15% of the overall population of Braintree Town, MA are native Chinese speakers. 2.13% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 1.64% speak Chinese, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    605 ± 137

  2. Korea

    337 ± 114

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    282 ± 132

Braintree Town, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Braintree Town, MA awarded 39 degrees. The student population of Braintree Town, MA is skewed towards men, with 47 male students and 19 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Braintree Town, MA are White (16 and 41%), followed by Unknown (8 and 20.5%), Black or African American (7 and 17.9%), and Hispanic or Latino (5 and 12.8%).

The largest universities in Braintree Town, MA by number of degrees awarded are University of Phoenix-Massachusetts (39 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Braintree Town, MA are General Business Administration & Management (18 and 46.2%), Computer & Information Systems Security (7 and 17.9%), and General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration (3 and 7.69%).

The median tuition costs in Braintree Town, MA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Braintree Town, MA was Computer & Information Systems Security with 7 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Braintree Town, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

39 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Braintree Town, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Phoenix-Massachusetts with 39 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

30

Degrees Awarded to Men

9

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 30 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Braintree Town, MA, which is 3.33 times more than the 9 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    16 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    7 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Braintree Town, MA were to White students. These 16 degrees mean that there were 2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 8 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Braintree Town, MA was $402,000 in 2017, which is 1.85 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $385,400 to $402,000, a 4.31% increase. The homeownership rate in Braintree Town, MA is 72.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Braintree Town, MA have an average commute time of 33.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Braintree Town, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$88,993

Median Household Income

± $3,309

14k

Number of Households

± 730

In 2017, the median household income of the 14k households in Braintree Town, MA grew to $88,993 from the previous year's value of $85,863.

The following chart displays the households in Braintree Town, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$402,000

2017 Median

± $10,227

$385,400

2016 Median

± $7,294

In 2017, the median property value in Braintree Town, MA grew to to $402,000 from the previous year's value of $385,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Braintree Town, MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Braintree Town, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Braintree Town, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Braintree Town, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

72.7%

2017 Homeownership

70.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.7% of the housing units in Braintree Town, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Braintree Town, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Braintree Town, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Braintree Town, MA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

33.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Braintree Town, MA have a longer commute time (33.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.14% of the workforce in Braintree Town, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.4%

  2. Public Transit

    14%

  3. Carpooled

    6.94%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Braintree Town, MA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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