Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2019 Population
4.87M
0.0486% 1-year decline
2019 Median Age
38.8
0% 1-year change
2019 Poverty Rate
9.35%
4.75% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$94,430
6.45% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$482,700
3.9% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
2.7M
2.16% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH had a population of 4.87M people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $94,430. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH declined from 4.88M to 4.87M, a −0.0486% decrease and its median household income grew from $88,711 to $94,430, a 6.45% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.21%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.75%), White (Hispanic) (5.61%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.64%). 25.2% of the households in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 91% of the residents in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are Boston University (11,988 degrees awarded in 2019), Harvard University (9,504 degrees), and Northeastern University (7,454 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was $482,700, and the homeownership rate was 61.5%. Most people in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Diversity

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH is home to a population of 4.87M people, from which 91% are citizens. As of 2019, 39.8% of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH residents were born outside of the country (1.94M people).

In 2019, there were 8.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.37M people) in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 400k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 378k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are Spanish (428,239 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (138,342 speakers), and Portuguese (108,768 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.37M ± 6.5k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    400k ± 5.62k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    378k ± 5.21k
11.7%
Hispanic Population
568k people

In 2019, there were 8.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.37M people) in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 400k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 378k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.7% of the people in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are hispanic (568k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    428,239 speakers (9.28%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    138,342 speakers (3%)
  3. Portuguese
    108,768 speakers (2.36%)

25.2% of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was Spanish. 9.28% of the overall population of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are native Spanish speakers. 3% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 2.36% speak Portuguese, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

39.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.94M people
18.4%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
898k people

As of 2019, 39.8% of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH residents (1.94M people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was 18.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.4

In 2019, the median age of all people in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was 38.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are getting staying the same age. In 2018, the average age of all Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. China
    113,827 ± 9,602 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    99,022 ± 9,375 people
  3. Brazil
    97,444 ± 8,963 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts and New Hampshire was China, the natal country of 113,827 Massachusetts and New Hampshire residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 99,022 and Brazil with 97,444.

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Citizenship

91%
2019 Citizenship
90.8%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 91% of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was 90.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    61,952 ± 3,485
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    32,142 ± 3,292
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    20,516 ± 2,385

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH is $94,430. In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was Norfolk County, MA with a value of $107,361, followed by Middlesex County, MA and Rockingham County, NH, with respective values of $107,056 and $91,249.

Males in Massachusetts have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $70,026. The income inequality in Massachusetts (measured using the Gini index) is 0.481, which is higher than than the national average.

Comparatively, males in New Hampshire have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,165. The income inequality in New Hampshire is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH employs 2.7M people. The largest industries in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are Health Care & Social Assistance (403,952 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (338,181 people), and Educational Services (315,649 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($91,122), Utilities ($90,270), and Finance & Insurance ($86,321).

Wages

Median Household Income

$94,430
2019 value
± $1,212
6.45%
1 Year Growth
± 1.97%

Households in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH have a median annual income of $94,430, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $88,711 in 2018, which represents a 6.45% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$90,776
Average Male Salary in Massachusetts
± $1,881
$70,026
Average Female Salary in Massachusetts
± $1,433
$76,353
Average Male Salary in New Hampshire
± $3,042
$59,165
Average Female Salary in New Hampshire
± $2,503

In 2019, full-time male employees in Massachusetts made 1.3 times more than female employees.

In that same year, full-time male employees in New Hampshire made 1.29 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire 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 in New Hampshire
  1. Asian
    $83,543 ± $17,268
  2. White
    $58,319 ± $1,810
  3. American Indian
    $56,736 ± $34,801
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Massachusetts
  1. Asian
    $78,973 ± $4,094
  2. White
    $71,653 ± $1,225
  3. American Indian
    $64,612 ± $46,208

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Hampshire workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.43 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in New Hampshire.

In the same year, the highest paid race/ethnicity of Massachusetts workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Massachusetts.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH is from Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
0.481
2019 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.483
2018 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.452
2019 Wage GINI in New Hampshire
0.466
2018 Wage GINI in New Hampshire

In 2019, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.481 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.545% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in New Hampshire was 0.452 and income inequality had a 3.17% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Hampshire was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in New Hampshire in comparison to the national average.

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

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was Norfolk County, MA with a value of $107,361, followed by Middlesex County, MA and Rockingham County, NH, with respective values of $107,056 and $91,249.

The following map shows all of the counties in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.35% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH (437k out of 4.68M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. 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
    253,456 ± 3,949
  2. Hispanic
    109,939 ± 2,502
  3. Black
    70,758 ± 2,203

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 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

2.7M
2019 Value
± 28,053
2.16%
1 Year growth
± 1.43%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH grew at a rate of 2.16%, from 2.64M employees to 2.7M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, are Management Occupations (354,462 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (253,535 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (237,398 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (354,462 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (253,535 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (237,398 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.46 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.58 times), and Legal Occupations (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($101,868), Management Occupations ($99,546), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($97,151).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.7M
2019 Value
± 28,053
2.16%
1 Year growth
± 1.43%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH grew at a rate of 2.16%, from 2.64M employees to 2.7M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (403,952 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (338,181 people), and Educational Services (315,649 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, though some of these residents may live in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 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 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (403,952 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (338,181 people), and Educational Services (315,649 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.64 times higher than expected), Information (1.3 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($91,122), Utilities ($90,270), and Finance & Insurance ($86,321).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts and New Hampshire to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $38.6B
  2. $33.8B
  3. $33.8B

In 2018, the top outbound Massachusetts and New Hampshire product (by dollars) was Electronics with $38.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($33.8B) and Gasoline ($33.8B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$277B
2018 Value in Massachusetts
$573B
Projected 2045 Value in Massachusetts
107% growth
$48.4B
2018 Value in New Hampshire
$94.4B
Projected 2045 Value in New Hampshire
95.1% growth

In 2018, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $277B. This is expected to increase 107% to $573B by 2045.

Comparatively, total outbound New Hampshire trade was $48.4B. This is expected to increase 95.1% to $94.4B by 2045.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts and New Hampshire to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $26.8B
  2. $14.5B
  3. $12B

In 2018, the top outbound Massachusetts and New Hampshire domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $26.8B, followed by Connecticut with $14.5B and California and $12B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 56.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.8%), followed by Gary Johnson (4.09%). 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, Ed Markey, Jeanne Shaheen, and Maggie Hassan are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts and New Hampshire is currently represented by 11 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Massachusetts
56.8% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Massachusetts and New Hampshire
  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 and New Hampshire 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 and New Hampshire colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Massachusetts and New Hampshire

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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 Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to replace John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.
Jeanne Shaheen
Senator from New Hampshire2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Maggie Hassan
Senator from New Hampshire3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey, Jeanne Shaheen, and Maggie Hassan are the senators currently representing Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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 and New Hampshire over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts and New Hampshire

Massachusetts and New Hampshire is currently represented by 11 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 Massachusetts and New Hampshire have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH awarded 106,876 degrees. The student population of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH is skewed towards women, with 157,551 male students and 207,183 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are White (54,168 and 61.6%), followed by Asian (9,301 and 10.6%), Hispanic or Latino (9,268 and 10.5%), and Black or African American (6,775 and 7.7%).

The largest universities in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH by number of degrees awarded are Boston University (11,988 and 11.2%), Harvard University (9,504 and 8.89%), and Northeastern University (7,454 and 6.97%).

The most popular majors in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are General Business Administration & Management (8,774 and 8.21%), Registered Nursing (3,507 and 3.28%), and General Psychology (2,585 and 2.42%).

The median tuition costs in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are $38,950 for private four year colleges, and $1,030 and $25,730 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 4,403 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 2,190 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 2,068 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was General Business Administration & Management with 4,403 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 11,988 degrees awarded
  2. 9,504 degrees awarded
  3. 7,454 degrees awarded
$1,030
Median In-State Public
$38,950
Median Private

In 2019, the Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Boston University with 11,988 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

45,083
Degrees Awarded to Men
61,793
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 45,083 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, which is 0.73 times less than the 61,793 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    54,168 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    9,301 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    9,268 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was White students. These 54,168 degrees mean that there were 5.82 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 9,301 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was $482,700 in 2019, which is 2.01 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $464,600 to $482,700, a 3.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH is 61.5%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH have an average commute time of 30.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$482,700
2019 Median
± $3,538
$464,600
2018 Median
± $3,463

In 2019, the median property value in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH grew to to $482,700 from the previous year's value of $464,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 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 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k 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.
$94,430
Median Household Income
± $1,212
1.86M
Number of Households
± 21,901

In 2019, the median household income of the 1.86M households in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH grew to $94,430 from the previous year's value of $88,711.

The following chart displays the households in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 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 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

61.5%
2019 Homeownership
60.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 61.5% of the housing units in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

30.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH have a longer commute time (30.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 3.96% of the workforce in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (66%)
  2. Public Transit (13.4%)
  3. Carpooled (6.9%)

In 2019, 66% of workers in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (13.4%) and those who carpooled to work (6.9%).

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

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Health

96.8% of the population of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH has health coverage, with 57.9% on employee plans, 15.4% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 0.601% 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).

Per capita personal health care spending in New Hampshire was $9,589 in 2014. This is a 2.35% increase from the previous year ($9,369).

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see 968 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (968 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 930 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 153 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in New Hampshire see 1100 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.181% decrease from the previous year (1102 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1302 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 311 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Coos County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Coos County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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968 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Massachusetts
1,100 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Hampshire

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 968 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (968 patients).

Primary care physicians in New Hampshire see an average of 1,100 patients per year. This represents a 0.181% decrease from the previous year (1,102 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Massachusetts and New Hampshire 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
$9,589
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in New Hampshire

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.

Similarly, all personal health care spending per capita in New Hampshire (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.35%, from $9,369 to $9,589.

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

3.16%
Uninsured
57.9%
Employer Coverage
15.4%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
0.601%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH grew by 9.33% from 2.89% to 3.16%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 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. 14.5% prevalence
  2. 11.4% prevalence
  3. 11.1% prevalence

Coos County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, at 14.5%.

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

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