Framingham, MA

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Population

71,232

0.691% growth

Median Age

38.4


Median Household Income

$73,182

3.5% growth

Poverty Rate

11.5%


Number of Employees

39,657

0.481% growth

Median Property Value

$371,200

3% growth

About

In 2017, Framingham, MA had a population of 71.2k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $73,182. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Framingham, MA grew from 70,743 to 71,232, a 0.691% increase and its median household income grew from $70,706 to $73,182, a 3.5% increase.

The population of Framingham, MA is 66% White Alone, 16.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 7.74% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Framingham, MA speak a non-English language, and 83.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Framingham, MA are Framingham State University (1,557 degrees awarded in 2017) and Empire Beauty School-Framingham (59 degrees).

The median property value in Framingham, MA is $371,200, and the homeownership rate is 54.5%. Most people in Framingham, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Framingham, MA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Framingham, MA employs 39.7k people. The largest industries in Framingham, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,007 people), Retail Trade (5,110 people), and Educational Services (4,191 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($81,678), Information ($81,324), and Public Administration ($77,212).

Median household income in Framingham, MA is $73,182. Males in Framingham, 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 Framingham, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$73,182

2017 value

± $3,165

3.5%

1 Year Growth

± 5.65%

Households in Framingham, MA have a median annual income of $73,182, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $70,706 in 2016, which represents a 3.5% 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 Framingham, 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 3839.02

  2. Census Tract 3840.01

  3. Census Tract 3838

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Framingham, MA was Census Tract 3839.02 with a value of $152,167, followed by Census Tract 3840.01 and Census Tract 3838, with respective values of $121,964 and $115,518.

The following map shows all of the places in Framingham, 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

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Framingham, MA (7.87k out of 68.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    4,467 ± 566

  2. Hispanic

    2,764 ± 459

  3. Black

    1,408 ± 362

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

39.7k

2017 Value

± 1,586

0.481%

1 Year growth

± 5.59%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Framingham, MA grew at a rate of 0.481%, from 39.5k employees to 39.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Framingham, MA, are Management Occupations (4,350 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,179 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,159 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Framingham, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Framingham, MA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (4,350 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,179 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,159 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Framingham, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.19 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.17 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Framingham, MA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($104,837), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($98,804), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($93,674).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

39.7k

2017 Value

± 1,586

0.481%

1 Year growth

± 5.59%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Framingham, MA grew at a rate of 0.481%, from 39.5k employees to 39.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Framingham, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,007 people), Retail Trade (5,110 people), and Educational Services (4,191 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Framingham, MA, though some of these residents may live in Framingham, 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 Framingham, MA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,007 people), Retail Trade (5,110 people), and Educational Services (4,191 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Framingham, MA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.61 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.51 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Framingham, MA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($81,678), Information ($81,324), and Public Administration ($77,212).

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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

93.3% of the population of Framingham, MA has health coverage, with 49.1% on employee plans, 22.5% on Medicaid, 9.58% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 0.557% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Framingham, MA see 788 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.51% increase from the previous year (784 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1052 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 202 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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788 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Middlesex County, MA see an average of 788 patients per year. This represents a 0.51% increase from the previous year (784 patients).

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

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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

6.68%

Uninsured

49.1%

Employer Coverage

22.5%

Medicaid

9.58%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

0.557%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Framingham, MA grew by 1.75% from 6.57% to 6.68%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Framingham, 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

Framingham, MA is home to a population of 71.2k people, from which 83.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 26.9% of Framingham, MA residents were born outside of the country (19.1k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Framingham, MA is composed of 47k White Alone residents (66%), 11.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (16.3%), 5.51k Asian Alone residents (7.74%), 3.92k Black or African American Alone residents (5.51%), 2.07k Two or More Races residents (2.9%), 905 Some Other Race Alone residents (1.27%), 230 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.323%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Framingham, MA was 38.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Framingham, MA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Framingham, MA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

26.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

19.1k people

25.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

18.3k people

As of 2017, 26.9% of Framingham, MA residents (19.1k people) 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 Framingham, MA was 25.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

83.4%

2017 Citizenship

84.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 83.4% of Framingham, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Framingham, MA was 84.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    47k ± 1.31k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    11.6k ± 1.38k

  3. Asian Alone

    5.51k ± 682

In 2017, there were 4.05 times more White Alone residents (47k people) in Framingham, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.6k Hispanic or Latino and 5.51k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    865 ± 177

  2. Korea

    355 ± 123

  3. World War II

    282 ± 95

Framingham, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Framingham, MA awarded 1,616 degrees. The student population of Framingham, MA is skewed towards women, with 2,008 male students and 3,734 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Framingham, MA are White (1,197 and 74.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (149 and 9.24%), Black or African American (101 and 6.27%), and Asian (66 and 4.09%).

The largest universities in Framingham, MA by number of degrees awarded are Framingham State University (1,557 and 96.3%) and Empire Beauty School-Framingham (59 and 3.65%).

The most popular majors in Framingham, MA are Other Education (178 and 11%), General Business (100 and 6.19%), and General Psychology (100 and 6.19%).

The median tuition costs in Framingham, MA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $970 and $7,050 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 100 degrees awarded

  2. 100 degrees awarded

  3. 83 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Framingham, MA was General Business with 100 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,557 degrees awarded

  2. 59 degrees awarded

$970

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Framingham, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Framingham State University with 1,557 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

496

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,120

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 496 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Framingham, MA, which is 0.443 times less than the 1,120 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

    1,197 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    149 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    101 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Framingham, MA were to White students. These 1,197 degrees mean that there were 8.03 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 149 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Framingham, MA was $371,200 in 2017, which is 1.62 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $360,400 to $371,200, a 3% increase. The homeownership rate in Framingham, MA is 54.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Framingham, MA have an average commute time of 27.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Framingham, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$371,200

2017 Median

± $6,028

$360,400

2016 Median

± $5,730

In 2017, the median property value in Framingham, MA grew to to $371,200 from the previous year's value of $360,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Framingham, 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 Framingham, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$73,182

Median Household Income

± $3,165

27.8k

Number of Households

± 1,148

In 2017, the median household income of the 27.8k households in Framingham, MA grew to $73,182 from the previous year's value of $70,706.

The following chart displays the households in Framingham, 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

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

54.5%

2017 Homeownership

54.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.5% of the housing units in Framingham, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.1%.

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

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Commute Time

27.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Framingham, MA have a longer commute time (27.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.08% of the workforce in Framingham, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.1%

  2. Carpooled

    11.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.86%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Framingham, MA was Drove Alone (74.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.5%) and those who Worked At Home (4.86%).

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

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