Congressional District 5, MA

Congressional District

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2021 Population
791,364
2.61% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
US Representative
Katherine Clark
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
38.8
0.257% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
7.63%
2.39% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$110,721
5.72% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$622,600
5.54% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Congressional District 5, MA had a population of 791k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $110,721. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Congressional District 5, MA grew from 771,266 to 791,364, a 2.61% increase and its median household income grew from $104,727 to $110,721, a 5.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 5, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (67%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (13.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.96%), White (Hispanic) (4.24%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.54%).

31.4% of the households in Congressional District 5, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

86.9% of the residents in Congressional District 5, MA are U.S. citizens.

In 2021, the median property value in Congressional District 5, MA was $622,600, and the homeownership rate was 59.1%.

Most people in Congressional District 5, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 5, MA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Congressional District 5, MA is home to a population of 791k people, from which 86.9% are citizens. As of 2021, 25.4% of Congressional District 5, MA residents were born outside of the country (201k people).

In 2021, there were 5.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (530k people) in Congressional District 5, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 104k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 39.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Congressional District 5, MA are Spanish (61,587 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (36,820 households), and Portuguese (26,742 households).

Citizenship

86.9%
2021 Citizenship
87.4%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 86.9% of Congressional District 5, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Congressional District 5, MA was 87.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 5, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    530k ± 4.08k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    104k ± 2.87k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    39.2k ± 2.34k
10.1%
Hispanic Population
80k people

In 2021, there were 5.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (530k people) in Congressional District 5, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 104k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 39.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.1% of the people in Congressional District 5, MA are hispanic (80k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Congressional District 5, MA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

25.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
201k people
24.4%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
188k people

As of 2021, 25.4% of Congressional District 5, MA residents (201k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 5, MA was 24.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    61,587 households (8.24%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    36,820 households (4.93%)
  3. Portuguese
    26,742 households (3.58%)

31.4% of the households in Congressional District 5, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2021, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Congressional District 5, MA was Spanish. 8.24% of the households in Congressional District 5, MA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    7,474 ± 728
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,016 ± 515
  3. Korea
    2,837 ± 364

Congressional District 5, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Congressional District 5, MA employs 435k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 5, MA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (70,902 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (62,642 people), and Educational Services (60,566 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($125,833), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($113,261), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($105,118).

Occupations

435k
2021 Value
± 5,556
2.3%
1 Year growth
± 1.72%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Congressional District 5, MA grew at a rate of 2.3%, from 425k employees to 435k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 5, MA, are Management Occupations (62,276 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (37,309 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (36,326 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 5, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

435k
2021 Value
± 5,556
2.3%
1 Year growth
± 1.72%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Congressional District 5, MA grew at a rate of 2.3%, from 425k employees to 435k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 5, MA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (70,902 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (62,642 people), and Educational Services (60,566 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 5, MA, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 5, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$73,238
Median earning men ± $1,211
$54,751
Median earning women ± $1,160

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($105,951), Manufacturing ($105,377), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,967).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Manufacturing ($85,232), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($80,136), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,785).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%).

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.

Congressional District 5, MA is currently represented by Katherine Clark in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

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 Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had 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, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Congressional District 5, MA

Katherine Clark
District 5 Representative
Democratic Party

Congressional District 5, MA is currently represented by Katherine Clark (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Congressional District 5, MA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 1.06% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.14% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (1.35M), Bachelors Degree (1.33M), and Some college (1.01M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Congressional District 5, MA was $622,600 in 2021, which is 2.54 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $589,900 to $622,600, a 5.54% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 5, MA is 59.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Congressional District 5, MA have an average commute time of 30.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 5, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Congressional District 5, MA is $110,721. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Congressional District 5, MA was Congressional District 5, MA with a value of $110,721, followed by Congressional District 4, MA and Congressional District 8, MA, with respective values of $110,624 and $103,338.

Property

$622,600
Median Property Value 2021
±$4,443
$182,894
Median Property Taxes
±$2,799

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 5, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

59.1%
Homeownership
2021
61.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 59.1% of the housing units in Congressional District 5, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.5%.

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Household Income

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$110,721
Median Household Income
± $1,741
310k
Number of Households
± 4,224

In 2021, the median household income of the 310k households in Congressional District 5, MA grew to $110,721 from the previous year's value of $104,727.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 5, 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (57.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.7%)
  3. Public Transit (12.3%)

In 2021, 57.9% of workers in Congressional District 5, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.7%) and those who used public transit to get to work (12.3%).

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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Commute Time

30.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 5, MA have a longer commute time (30.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 2.15% of the workforce in Congressional District 5, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 5, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Congressional District 5, MA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.63% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 5, MA (58.3k out of 764k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 5, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21% under 18 years, 23.6% between 18 and 34 years, 39.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.82%
Uninsured
59.9%
Employer Coverage
13%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
0.507%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 5, MA grew by 0.76% from 2.79% to 2.82%.

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