Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA

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Population
122,445
0.99% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
Median Age
41.7

Poverty Rate
4.52%

Median Household Income
$114,490
4.07% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$419,600
4.74% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
60,491
1.06% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA had a population of 122k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $114,490. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA grew from 121,245 to 122,445, a 0.99% increase and its median household income grew from $110,010 to $114,490, a 4.07% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.01%), White (Hispanic) (3.49%), Other (Hispanic) (2.05%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.92%). 17.4% of the people in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA speak a non-English language, and 94.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA is $419,600, and the homeownership rate is 81.5%. Most people in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Medfield Junction, Medfield, Massachusetts

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Massachusetts. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Massachusetts, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Massachusetts.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Massachusetts (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Massachusetts across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 59.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (32.3%), followed by Gary Johnson (4.08%). The most partisan county was Suffolk County, MA with 79.6% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Massachusetts
59.1% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Massachusetts
  1. 79.6% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 73% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 67.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Massachusetts was Suffolk County, MA with 79.6% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Massachusetts colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed John Kerry, who resigned to become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Massachusetts over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA is home to a population of 122k people, from which 94.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 12.8% of Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (15.6k people).

In 2018, there were 14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (103k people) in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.35k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 4.28k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA are Spanish (5,152 speakers), Portuguese (3,841 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (1,680 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    103k ± 1.67k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    7.35k ± 687
  3. White (Hispanic)
    4.28k ± 706
5.93%
Hispanic Population
7.26k people

In 2018, there were 14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (103k people) in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.35k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 4.28k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.93% of the people in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA are hispanic (7.26k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,152 speakers (4.48%)
  2. Portuguese
    3,841 speakers (3.34%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    1,680 speakers (1.46%)

17.4% of Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA was Spanish. 4.48% of the overall population of Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA are native Spanish speakers. 3.34% speak Portuguese and 1.46% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.8%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
15.6k people
11.2%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
13.5k people

As of 2018, 12.8% of Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA residents (15.6k 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 Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA was 11.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA was 41.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    2,161 ± 1,131 people
  2. Brazil
    2,123 ± 1,121 people
  3. China
    804 ± 694 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA was India, the natal country of 2,161 Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA residents, followed by Brazil with 2,123 and China with 804.

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Citizenship

94.3%
2018 Citizenship
95%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 94.3% of Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA was 95%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,922 ± 257
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    638 ± 204
  3. Korea
    605 ± 155

Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA is $114,490. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA was Norfolk (Northeast) & Middlesex (Southeast) Counties (West of Boston City) PUMA, MA with a value of $181,737, followed by Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA and Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA, with respective values of $125,976 and $125,183.

Males in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA have an average income that is 1.48 times higher than the average income of females, which is $78,747. The income inequality in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA employs 60.5k people. The largest industries in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA are Elementary & secondary schools (3,834 people), Hospitals (3,507 people), and Construction (3,015 people), and the highest paying industries are Other administrative & other support services ($211,607), Motion pictures & video industries ($209,965), and Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. ($185,274).

Wages

Median Household Income

$114,490
2018 value
± $3,068
4.07%
1 Year Growth
± 3.32%

Households in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA have a median annual income of $114,490, 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 $110,010 in 2017, which represents a 4.07% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$116,369
Average Male Salary in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA
± $15,646
$78,747
Average Female Salary in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA
± $11,681

In 2017, full-time male employees in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA made 1.48 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA
  1. Asian
    $107,412 ± $35,148
  2. White
    $85,633 ± $9,762
  3. Two or More Races
    $64,507 ± $45,730

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

0.475
2017 Wage GINI in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA
0.474
2016 Wage GINI in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA

In 2017, the income inequality in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.2% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA was Norfolk (Northeast) & Middlesex (Southeast) Counties (West of Boston City) PUMA, MA with a value of $181,737, followed by Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA and Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA, with respective values of $125,976 and $125,183.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.52% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA (5.51k out of 122k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 45 - 54.

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
    4,139 ± 458
  2. Hispanic
    1,132 ± 303
  3. Other
    830 ± 283

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, 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

60.5k
2017 Value
1.06%
1 Year growth
± 1.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 1.06%, from 59.9k employees to 60.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA, are Miscellaneous managers (2,882 people), Registered nurses (1,906 people), and Software developers, applications & systems software (1,781 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (2,882 people), Registered nurses (1,906 people), and Software developers, applications & systems software (1,781 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other (6.23 times higher than expected), Physical therapists (3.86 times), and Software developers, applications & systems software (3.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($261,319), Architectural & engineering managers ($243,419), and Chief executives & legislators ($227,229).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

60.5k
2017 Value
1.06%
1 Year growth
± 1.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 1.06%, from 59.9k employees to 60.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,834 people), Hospitals (3,507 people), and Construction (3,015 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties 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 Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,834 people), Hospitals (3,507 people), and Construction (3,015 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing (7.13 times higher than expected), Office supplies & stationery stores (7.13 times), and Software publishing (5.99 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Other administrative & other support services ($211,607), Motion pictures & video industries ($209,965), and Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. ($185,274).

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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 ($27.2B) and Electronics ($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 in Massachusetts
$364B
Projected 2045 Value in Massachusetts
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA was $419,600 in 2018, which is 1.83 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $400,600 to $419,600, a 4.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA is 81.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 32.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$419,600
2018 Median
± $7,034
$400,600
2017 Median
± $7,976

In 2018, the median property value in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA grew to to $419,600 from the previous year's value of $400,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties 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 Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A 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.
$114,490
Median Household Income
± $3,068
44.4k
Number of Households
± 1,357

In 2018, the median household income of the 44.4k households in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA grew to $114,490 from the previous year's value of $110,010.

The following chart displays the households in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, 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 $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

81.5%
2018 Homeownership
81.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 81.5% of the housing units in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

32.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA have a longer commute time (32.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 4.91% of the workforce in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    79.6%
  2. Worked At Home
    6.84%
  3. Carpooled
    6.2%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA was Drove Alone (79.6%), followed by those who Worked At Home (6.84%) and those who Carpooled (6.2%).

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 Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

98.2% of the population of Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 68.1% on employee plans, 9.36% on Medicaid, 9.51% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 0.494% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts 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 in Massachusetts

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).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Massachusetts 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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$10,559
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Massachusetts
$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

1.78%
Uninsured
68.1%
Employer Coverage
9.36%
Medicaid
9.51%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
0.494%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, MA N/A by N/A from N/A% to 1.78%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Middlesex (Far Southwest), Norfolk (Northwest) & Worcester (Far East) Counties PUMA, 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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