Buzzards Bay, MA

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Population

3,451

3.08% growth

Median Age

43.3


Median Household Income

$72,383

0.707% growth

Poverty Rate

7.82%


Number of Employees

1,799

0.388% decline

Median Property Value

$268,200

2.25% growth

About

In 2017, Buzzards Bay, MA had a population of 3.45k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $72,383. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Buzzards Bay, MA grew from 3,348 to 3,451, a 3.08% increase and its median household income grew from $71,875 to $72,383, a 0.707% increase.

The population of Buzzards Bay, MA is 88.3% White Alone, 5.62% Black or African American Alone, and 3.39% Two or More Races. 10.9% of the people in Buzzards Bay, MA speak a non-English language, and 96.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Buzzards Bay, MA are Massachusetts Maritime Academy (333 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Buzzards Bay, MA is $268,200, and the homeownership rate is 71.1%. Most people in Buzzards Bay, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Buzzards Bay, MA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Buzzards Bay, MA employs 1.8k people. The largest industries in Buzzards Bay, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (419 people), Construction (273 people), and Retail Trade (203 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($66,442), Public Administration ($60,556), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,500).

Median household income in Buzzards Bay, MA is $72,383. Males in Buzzards Bay, MA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,850. The income inequality in Buzzards Bay, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$72,383

2017 value

± $14,400

0.707%

1 Year Growth

± 34%

Households in Buzzards Bay, MA have a median annual income of $72,383, 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 $71,875 in 2016, which represents a 0.707% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,043

Average Male Salary

± $1,786

$62,850

Average Female Salary

± $1,306

In 2017, full-time male employees in Buzzards Bay, MA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,516 ± $4,051

  2. White

    $64,668 ± $1,113

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,586 ± $39,015

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Buzzards Bay, MA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Buzzards Bay, MA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Buzzards Bay, MA is from Massachusetts.

0.485

2017 Wage GINI

0.485

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.485 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0457% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 137

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Buzzards Bay, MA was Census Tract 137 with a value of $61,361, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.82% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Buzzards Bay, MA (245 out of 3.13k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 15 and then Females 75+.

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

    243 ± 90

  2. Black

    1 ± 60

  3. Other

    1 ± 60

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Buzzards Bay, MA is White, followed by Black 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

1.8k

2017 Value

± 278

-0.388%

1 Year decline

± 22.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Buzzards Bay, MA declined at a rate of -0.388%, from 1.81k employees to 1.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Buzzards Bay, MA, are Management Occupations (328 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (208 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (164 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Buzzards Bay, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Buzzards Bay, MA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (328 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (208 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (164 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Buzzards Bay, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.06 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.8 times), and Management Occupations (1.79 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Buzzards Bay, MA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($143,750), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($96,719), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($94,167).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.8k

2017 Value

± 278

-0.388%

1 Year decline

± 22.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Buzzards Bay, MA declined at a rate of -0.388%, from 1.81k employees to 1.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Buzzards Bay, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (419 people), Construction (273 people), and Retail Trade (203 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Buzzards Bay, MA, though some of these residents may live in Buzzards Bay, 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 Buzzards Bay, MA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (419 people), Construction (273 people), and Retail Trade (203 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Buzzards Bay, MA has an unusually high number of Construction (2.42 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.68 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Buzzards Bay, MA, by median earnings, are Educational Services ($66,442), Public Administration ($60,556), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,500).

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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

97.5% of the population of Buzzards Bay, MA has health coverage, with 56.2% on employee plans, 20.1% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 9.35% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Buzzards Bay, 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

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$10,559

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,302

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,922

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,899

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Massachusetts (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.78%, from $10,273 to $10,559.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

2.55%

Uninsured

56.2%

Employer Coverage

20.1%

Medicaid

10.6%

Medicare

9.35%

Non-Group

1.23%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Buzzards Bay, MA grew by 12% from 2.27% to 2.55%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Buzzards Bay, MA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.4% prevalence

  2. 11.1% prevalence

  3. 10.8% prevalence

Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts, at 11.4%.

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

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Diversity

Buzzards Bay, MA is home to a population of 3.45k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.23% of Buzzards Bay, MA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Buzzards Bay, MA is composed of 3.05k White Alone residents (88.3%), 194 Black or African American Alone residents (5.62%), 117 Two or More Races residents (3.39%), 78 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.26%), 14 Asian Alone residents (0.406%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Buzzards Bay, MA are African Languages (90 speakers), Portuguese or Portuguese Creole (68 speakers), and Spanish or Spanish Creole (58 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 6

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Buzzards Bay, MA was 43.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Buzzards Bay, MA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Buzzards Bay, MA residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.23%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.97%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.23% of Buzzards Bay, MA residents 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 Buzzards Bay, MA was 5.97%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. China

    88,014 ± 7,236 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    84,884 ± 7,108 people

  3. Brazil

    66,506 ± 6,300 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Buzzards Bay, MA was China, the natal country of 88,014 Buzzards Bay, MA residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 84,884 and Brazil with 66,506.

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Citizenship

96.1%

2017 Citizenship

95.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.1% of Buzzards Bay, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Buzzards Bay, MA was 95.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.05k ± 475

  2. Black or African American Alone

    194 ± 171

  3. Two or More Races

    117 ± 84.7

In 2017, there were 15.7 times more White Alone residents (3.05k people) in Buzzards Bay, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 194 Black or African American Alone and 117 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. African Languages

    90 speakers (2.95%)

  2. Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

    68 speakers (2.23%)

  3. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    58 speakers (1.9%)

10.9% of Buzzards Bay, 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 Buzzards Bay, MA was African Languages. 2.95% of the overall population of Buzzards Bay, MA are native African Languages speakers. 2.23% speak Portuguese or Portuguese Creole and 1.9% speak African Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    55 ± 36

  2. Korea

    21 ± 24

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    10 ± 21

Buzzards Bay, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Buzzards Bay, MA awarded 333 degrees. The student population of Buzzards Bay, MA is skewed towards men, with 1,520 male students and 231 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Buzzards Bay, MA are White (289 and 87.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (15 and 4.53%), Unknown (13 and 3.93%), and Two or More Races (7 and 2.11%).

The largest universities in Buzzards Bay, MA by number of degrees awarded are Massachusetts Maritime Academy (333 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Buzzards Bay, MA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $1,632 and $18,228 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 60 degrees awarded

  2. 39 degrees awarded

  3. 97 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Buzzards Bay, MA was Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer with 60 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

333 degrees awarded

$1,632

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Buzzards Bay, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Massachusetts Maritime Academy with 333 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

289

Degrees Awarded to Men

44

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 289 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Buzzards Bay, MA, which is 6.57 times more than the 44 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

    289 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    15 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    13 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Buzzards Bay, MA were to White students. These 289 degrees mean that there were 19.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 15 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Buzzards Bay, MA was $268,200 in 2017, which is 1.23 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $262,300 to $268,200, a 2.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Buzzards Bay, MA is 71.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Buzzards Bay, MA have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Buzzards Bay, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$72,383

Median Household Income

± $14,400

1.39k

Number of Households

± 241

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.39k households in Buzzards Bay, MA grew to $72,383 from the previous year's value of $71,875.

The following chart displays the households in Buzzards Bay, 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 $100k - $125k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$268,200

2017 Median

± $20,419

$262,300

2016 Median

± $24,138

In 2017, the median property value in Buzzards Bay, MA grew to to $268,200 from the previous year's value of $262,300.

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

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Buzzards Bay, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Buzzards Bay, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

71.1%

2017 Homeownership

70.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.1% of the housing units in Buzzards Bay, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.2%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Buzzards Bay, MA have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.34% of the workforce in Buzzards Bay, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.2%

  2. Carpooled

    7.35%

  3. Walked

    7.18%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Buzzards Bay, MA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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