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Bristol County, MA&

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0.47% growth
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3.66% growth
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-0.05% decline
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0.18% growth


The economy of Bristol County, MA employs 277,429 people. The economy of Bristol County, MA is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 1.62; 1.29; and 1.26 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Bristol County, MA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (49,071), Retail trade (36,608), and Manufacturing (32,340), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($74,682), Utilities ($67,439), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($60,483).

Median household income in Bristol County, MA is $60,183. Males in Bristol County, MA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,936. The income inequality of Bristol County, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.492 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Bristol County, MA. In Bristol County, MA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 45-54, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 54 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,450. Suffolk County, MA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Massachusetts.


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Bristol County, MA is home to a population of 556,772 people, from which 95.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Bristol County, MA is composed of 463,259 White residents (83.2%), 40,232 Hispanic residents (7.23%), 18,976 Black residents (3.41%), 13,374 Two+ residents (2.4%), and 12,099 Asian residents (2.17%). The most common foreign languages in Bristol County, MA are Portuguese (58,238 speakers), Spanish (25,036 speakers), and French (4,490 speakers), but compared to other places, Bristol County, MA has a relative high number of Portuguese (58,238 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (1,876 speakers), and French Creole (3,896 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Bristol County, MA awarded 5,496 degrees. The student population of Bristol County, MA is skewed towards females, with 2,248 male students and 3,248 female students. Most students in Bristol County, MA are White (4,066 and 74%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (397 and 7.22%), Black or African American (318 and 5.79%), and Two or more races (187 and 3.4%). The largest universities in Bristol County, MA by number of graduates are University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (1,950 and 35.5%), Bristol Community College (1,708 and 31.1%), and Stonehill College (604 and 11%). The most popular majors in Bristol County, MA are General Psychology (233 and 4.24%), General Biological Sciences (136 and 2.47%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (126 and 2.29%). The median tuition costs in Bristol County, MA are $38,550 for private four year colleges, and $1,417 and $8,099 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bristol County, MA is $275,000, which is 1.41 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $274,500 to $275,000, a 0.18% increase. The homeownership rate of Bristol County, MA is 61.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in Bristol County, MA have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bristol County, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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