Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA

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Population

154,841

0.502% growth

Median Age

41.4


Median Household Income

$75,941

3.7% growth

Number of Employees

77,670

0.604% growth

Median Property Value

$270,400

1.92% growth

About

In 2017, Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA had a population of 155k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $75,941. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA grew from 154,067 to 154,841, a 0.502% increase and its median household income grew from $73,230 to $75,941, a 3.7% increase.

The population of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA is 87.7% White Alone, 7.44% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.7% Black or African American Alone. 11.7% of the people in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA are Nichols College (404 degrees awarded in 2016) and Southern Worcester County Regional Voc School District (34 degrees).

The median property value in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA is $270,400, and the homeownership rate is 70.5%. Most people in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA commute by N/A, and the average commute time is 28.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA is N/A per household.

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Economy

The economy of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA employs 77.7k people. The largest industries in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA are Elementary & secondary schools (4,932 people), Hospitals (4,538 people), and Construction (4,479 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of companies & enterprises ($160,825), Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($125,770), and Warehousing & storage ($117,448).

Median household income in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA is $75,941. Males in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,563. The income inequality in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$75,941

2017 value

± $1,813

3.7%

1 Year Growth

± 3.23%

Households in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA have a median annual income of $75,941, 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 $73,230 in 2016, which represents a 3.7% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$75,753

Average Male Salary

± $8,301

$57,563

Average Female Salary

± $6,963

In 2017, full-time male employees in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA made 1.32 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $56,522 ± $4,948

  2. Asian

    $55,263 ± $45,426

  3. Black

    $48,299 ± $25,396

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

0.441

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.274% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was Norfolk (Northeast) & Middlesex (Southeast) Counties (West of Boston City) PUMA, MA with a value of $163,261, followed by Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA and Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA, with respective values of $132,841 and $124,673.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

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Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

77.7k

2017 Value

0.604%

1 Year growth

± 0.604%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 0.604%, from 77.2k employees to 77.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA, are Secretaries & administrative assistants (2,625 people), Registered nurses (2,466 people), and Miscellaneous managers (2,317 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Secretaries & administrative assistants (2,625 people), Registered nurses (2,466 people), and Miscellaneous managers (2,317 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Medical records & health information technicians (3.03 times higher than expected), Machinists (3.01 times), and Cost estimators (2.93 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($215,159), Chief executives & legislators ($190,077), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($186,829).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

77.7k

2017 Value

0.604%

1 Year growth

± 0.604%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 0.604%, from 77.2k employees to 77.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,932 people), Hospitals (4,538 people), and Construction (4,479 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Worcester County (South) PUMA, 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 Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,932 people), Hospitals (4,538 people), and Construction (4,479 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of Cutlery & hand tool manufacturing (9.24 times higher than expected), Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing (6.48 times), and Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers (5.89 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Management of companies & enterprises ($160,825), Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($125,770), and Warehousing & storage ($117,448).

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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

N/A% of the population of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Worcester County (South) PUMA, 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

Primary Care Physicians

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%).

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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

N/A%

Uninsured

N/A%

Employer Coverage

N/A%

Medicaid

N/A%

Medicare

N/A%

Non-Group

N/A%

Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

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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

Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA is home to a population of 155k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA is composed of 136k White Alone residents (87.7%), 11.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.44%), 2.63k Black or African American Alone residents (1.7%), 2.34k Two or More Races residents (1.51%), 2.19k Asian Alone residents (1.41%), 267 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.172%), 147 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0949%), and 18 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0116%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (8,115 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (2,086 speakers), and Polish (1,496 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was 41.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.47%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, N/A% of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was 5.47%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    858 ± 717 people

  2. Poland

    568 ± 584 people

  3. Kenya

    382 ± 479 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was Canada, the natal country of 858 Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA residents, followed by Poland with 568 and Kenya with 382.

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Citizenship

98%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98% of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    136k ± 1.3k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    11.5k ± 1.18k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.63k ± 784

In 2017, there were 11.8 times more White Alone residents (136k people) in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.5k Hispanic or Latino and 2.63k 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 Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    8,115 speakers (5.59%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    2,086 speakers (1.44%)

  3. Polish

    1,496 speakers (1.03%)

11.7% of Worcester County (South) PUMA, 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 Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 5.59% of the overall population of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.44% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 1.03% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

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    0 ± 0

  3. false

    0 ± 0

Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in false, N/A times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA awarded 438 degrees. The student population of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA is skewed towards men, with 866 male students and 640 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA are White (369 and 84.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (26 and 5.96%), Black or African American (24 and 5.5%), and Asian (7 and 1.61%).

The largest universities in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA by number of degrees awarded are Nichols College (404 and 92.2%) and Southern Worcester County Regional Voc School District (34 and 7.76%).

The most popular majors in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA are General Business (135 and 30.8%), General Finance (36 and 8.22%), and Sport & Fitness Management (33 and 7.53%).

The median tuition costs in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA are $33,000 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. 73 degrees awarded

  2. 36 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was General Business with 73 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 404 degrees awarded

  2. 34 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$33,000

Median Private

In 2016, the Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Nichols College with 404 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

229

Degrees Awarded to Men

209

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 229 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA, which is 1.1 times more than the 209 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

    369 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    26 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    24 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA were to White students. These 369 degrees mean that there were 14.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 26 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was $270,400 in 2017, which is 1.24 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $265,300 to $270,400, a 1.92% increase. The homeownership rate in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA is 70.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 28.7 minutes, and they commute by N/A. Car ownership in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of N/A per household.

Income

Household Income

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$75,941

Median Household Income

± $1,813

N/A

Number of Households

± N/A

In 2017, the median household income of the N/A households in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA grew to $75,941 from the previous year's value of $73,230.

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Housing

Property Value

$270,400

2017 Median

± $4,423

$265,300

2016 Median

± $4,588

In 2017, the median property value in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA grew to to $270,400 from the previous year's value of $265,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Worcester County (South) PUMA, 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 Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.5%

2017 Homeownership

70.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.5% of the housing units in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

N/A

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA have N/A, followed by N/A.

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Commute Time

28.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA have a longer commute time (28.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.22% of the workforce in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

In N/A, the most common method of travel for workers in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was N/A, followed by those who N/A and those who N/A.

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