Chicopee, MA

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Population

55,778

0.574% decline

Poverty Rate

14.4%


Median Age

39.6


Median Household Income

$48,866

0.284% decline

Number of Employees

26,396

1.85% decline

Median Property Value

$175,500

0.978% growth

About

In 2017, Chicopee, MA had a population of 55.8k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $48,866. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Chicopee, MA declined from 56,100 to 55,778, a -0.574% decrease and its median household income declined from $49,005 to $48,866, a -0.284% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chicopee, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.9%), White (Hispanic) (13.4%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (4.72%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.75%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.78%). N/A% of the people in Chicopee, MA speak a non-English language, and 96.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chicopee, MA are College of Our Lady of the Elms (614 degrees awarded in 2017) and Salter College-Chicopee (48 degrees).

The median property value in Chicopee, MA is $175,500, and the homeownership rate is 57.3%. Most people in Chicopee, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Chicopee, MA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Chicopee, MA employs 26.4k people. The largest industries in Chicopee, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,132 people), Manufacturing (3,851 people), and Retail Trade (3,710 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,875), Public Administration ($61,017), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,119).

Median household income in Chicopee, MA is $48,866. Males in Chicopee, 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 Chicopee, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,866

2017 value

± $2,518

-0.284%

1 Year Growth

± 7.19%

Households in Chicopee, MA have a median annual income of $48,866, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,005 in 2016, which represents a -0.284% 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 Massachusetts made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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 Chicopee, 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 8106.02

  2. Census Tract 8107

  3. Census Tract 8112

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chicopee, MA was Census Tract 8106.02 with a value of $82,039, followed by Census Tract 8107 and Census Tract 8112, with respective values of $63,903 and $60,482.

The following map shows all of the places in Chicopee, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chicopee, MA (7.94k out of 55k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    5,667 ± 558

  2. Hispanic

    3,136 ± 449

  3. Other

    927 ± 257

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chicopee, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

26.4k

2017 Value

± 1,184

-1.85%

1 Year decline

± 6.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chicopee, MA declined at a rate of -1.85%, from 26.9k employees to 26.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chicopee, MA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,262 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,653 people), and Production Occupations (2,444 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chicopee, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Chicopee, MA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,262 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,653 people), and Production Occupations (2,444 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Chicopee, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (1.74 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.68 times), and Production Occupations (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Chicopee, MA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($74,485), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,722), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,417).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26.4k

2017 Value

± 1,184

-1.85%

1 Year decline

± 6.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chicopee, MA declined at a rate of -1.85%, from 26.9k employees to 26.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chicopee, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,132 people), Manufacturing (3,851 people), and Retail Trade (3,710 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chicopee, MA, though some of these residents may live in Chicopee, 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 Chicopee, MA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,132 people), Manufacturing (3,851 people), and Retail Trade (3,710 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Chicopee, MA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.44 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.4 times), and Retail Trade (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Chicopee, MA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($66,875), Public Administration ($61,017), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,119).

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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. $30.9B

  2. $29.2B

  3. $27.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $30.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($29.2B) and Electronics ($27.7B).

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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$260B

2020 Value

$364B

Projected 2045 Value

40% growth

In 2020, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $260B. This is expected to increase 40% 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. $14.6B

  2. $13.9B

  3. $13.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $14.6B, followed by Connecticut with $13.9B and New Hampshire and $13.9B.

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

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Health

96.6% of the population of Chicopee, MA has health coverage, with 44.6% on employee plans, 29.4% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 9.95% on non-group plans, and 1.59% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Chicopee, MA see 1426 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0701% decrease from the previous year (1427 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1270 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 129 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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1,426 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hampden County, MA see an average of 1,426 patients per year. This represents a 0.0701% decrease from the previous year (1,427 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hampden County, MA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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

Data only available at state level.

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

3.38%

Uninsured

44.6%

Employer Coverage

29.4%

Medicaid

11.1%

Medicare

9.95%

Non-Group

1.59%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chicopee, MA grew by 7.4% from 3.15% to 3.38%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Chicopee, 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%.

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Diversity

Chicopee, MA is home to a population of 55.8k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.53% of Chicopee, MA residents were born outside of the country (4.76k people).

In 2017, there were 5.43 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.7k people) in Chicopee, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.49k White (Hispanic) and 2.63k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Chicopee, MA was 39.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Chicopee, MA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Chicopee, MA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.53%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.76k people

9.14%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.13k people

As of 2017, 8.53% of Chicopee, MA residents (4.76k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chicopee, MA was 9.14%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 88,014 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 84,884 and Brazil with 66,506.

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Citizenship

96.5%

2017 Citizenship

96.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.5% of Chicopee, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Chicopee, MA was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chicopee, MA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    40.7k ± 883

  2. White (Hispanic)

    7.49k ± 962

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    2.63k ± 747

In 2017, there were 5.43 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.7k people) in Chicopee, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.49k White (Hispanic) and 2.63k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Chicopee, MA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,418 ± 249

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    638 ± 177

  3. Korea

    491 ± 155

Chicopee, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Chicopee, MA awarded 662 degrees. The student population of Chicopee, MA is skewed towards women, with 402 male students and 1,193 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chicopee, MA are White (315 and 47.8%), followed by Unknown (200 and 30.3%), Hispanic or Latino (67 and 10.2%), and Black or African American (57 and 8.65%).

The largest universities in Chicopee, MA by number of degrees awarded are College of Our Lady of the Elms (614 and 92.7%) and Salter College-Chicopee (48 and 7.25%).

The most popular majors in Chicopee, MA are Registered Nursing (160 and 24.2%), Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (67 and 10.1%), and General Special Education & Teaching (51 and 7.7%).

The median tuition costs in Chicopee, MA are $32,960 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

Most Common

  1. 39 degrees awarded

  2. 146 degrees awarded

  3. 50 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Chicopee, MA was Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services with 39 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 614 degrees awarded

  2. 48 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$32,960

Median Private

In 2017, the Chicopee, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was College of Our Lady of the Elms with 614 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

140

Degrees Awarded to Men

522

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 140 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chicopee, MA, which is 0.268 times less than the 522 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Chicopee, MA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    315 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    200 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    67 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Chicopee, MA were to White students. These 315 degrees mean that there were 1.57 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 200 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chicopee, MA was $175,500 in 2017, which is 0.764 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $173,800 to $175,500, a 0.978% increase. The homeownership rate in Chicopee, MA is 57.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Chicopee, MA have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chicopee, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$175,500

2017 Median

± $3,678

$173,800

2016 Median

± $3,117

In 2017, the median property value in Chicopee, MA grew to to $175,500 from the previous year's value of $173,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Chicopee, 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 Chicopee, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$48,866

Median Household Income

± $2,518

23k

Number of Households

± 1,046

In 2017, the median household income of the 23k households in Chicopee, MA declined from $48,866 from the previous year's value of $49,005.

The following chart displays the households in Chicopee, 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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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Chicopee, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chicopee, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

57.3%

2017 Homeownership

58.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.3% of the housing units in Chicopee, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.2%.

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

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Commute Time

18.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chicopee, MA have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.432% of the workforce in Chicopee, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.9%

  2. Carpooled

    6%

  3. Walked

    1.89%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Chicopee, MA was Drove Alone (87.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (6%) and those who Walked (1.89%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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