Congressional District 8, MA

Congressional District

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2021 Population
786,564
2.14% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
US Representative
Stephen F. Lynch
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
39.4
0% 1-year change
2021 Poverty Rate
7.4%
1.13% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$103,338
5.9% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$486,500
5.42% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Congressional District 8, MA had a population of 787k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $103,338. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Congressional District 8, MA grew from 770,058 to 786,564, a 2.14% increase and its median household income grew from $97,583 to $103,338, a 5.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 8, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.59%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.76%), and White (Hispanic) (2.46%).

23.2% of the households in Congressional District 8, 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.

92.7% of the residents in Congressional District 8, MA are U.S. citizens.

In 2021, the median property value in Congressional District 8, MA was $486,500, and the homeownership rate was 62.2%.

Most people in Congressional District 8, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 8, MA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Congressional District 8, MA is home to a population of 787k people, from which 92.7% are citizens. As of 2021, 18.5% of Congressional District 8, MA residents were born outside of the country (146k people).

In 2021, there were 7.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (549k people) in Congressional District 8, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 77.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 67.6k Asian (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 8, MA are Spanish (32,654 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (29,231 households), and Haitian (29,213 households).

Citizenship

92.7%
2021 Citizenship
92.6%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 92.7% of Congressional District 8, 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 8, MA was 92.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 8, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    549k ± 4.52k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    77.1k ± 2.28k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    67.6k ± 1.88k
6.14%
Hispanic Population
48.3k people

In 2021, there were 7.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (549k people) in Congressional District 8, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 77.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 67.6k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.14% of the people in Congressional District 8, MA are hispanic (48.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Congressional District 8, MA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

18.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
146k people
18.2%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
140k people

As of 2021, 18.5% of Congressional District 8, MA residents (146k 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 8, MA was 18.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    32,654 households (4.39%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    29,231 households (3.93%)
  3. Haitian
    29,213 households (3.92%)

23.2% of the households in Congressional District 8, 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 8, MA was Spanish. 4.39% of the households in Congressional District 8, 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
    9,902 ± 762
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,772 ± 647
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,353 ± 396

Congressional District 8, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Congressional District 8, MA employs 436k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 8, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (74,617 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (54,398 people), and Educational Services (45,437 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($112,623), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($109,491), and Utilities ($97,000).

Occupations

436k
2021 Value
± 5,369
2.2%
1 Year growth
± 1.72%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Congressional District 8, MA grew at a rate of 2.2%, from 427k employees to 436k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 8, MA, are Management Occupations (59,667 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (44,243 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (39,335 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 8, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

436k
2021 Value
± 5,369
2.2%
1 Year growth
± 1.72%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Congressional District 8, MA grew at a rate of 2.2%, from 427k employees to 436k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 8, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (74,617 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (54,398 people), and Educational Services (45,437 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 8, MA, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 8, 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

$68,674
Median earning men ± $1,169
$53,213
Median earning women ± $705

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($99,712), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($96,291), and Public Administration ($91,522).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,126), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($70,360), and Public Administration ($69,245).

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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 8, MA is currently represented by Stephen F. Lynch 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 8, MA

Stephen F. Lynch
District 8 Representative
Democratic Party

Congressional District 8, MA is currently represented by Stephen F. Lynch (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 8, 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).

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The median property value in Congressional District 8, MA was $486,500 in 2021, which is 1.99 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $461,500 to $486,500, a 5.42% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 8, MA is 62.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Congressional District 8, MA have an average commute time of 32.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 8, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Congressional District 8, MA is $103,338. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Congressional District 8, 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

$486,500
Median Property Value 2021
±$4,431
$194,954
Median Property Taxes
±$3,084

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 8, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

62.2%
Homeownership
2021
62.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 62.2% of the housing units in Congressional District 8, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.1%.

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Household Income

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$103,338
Median Household Income
± $1,810
313k
Number of Households
± 4,350

In 2021, the median household income of the 313k households in Congressional District 8, MA grew to $103,338 from the previous year's value of $97,583.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 8, 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 (61.1%)
  2. Public Transit (13.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (12.5%)

In 2021, 61.1% of workers in Congressional District 8, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (13.1%) and those who worked at home (12.5%).

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

32.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 8, MA have a longer commute time (32.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 3.55% of the workforce in Congressional District 8, 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 8, 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 8, MA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 8, MA (57.1k out of 771k 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 Females 75+ and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 8, MA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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 20.9% under 18 years, 23% between 18 and 34 years, 40.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

2.42%
Uninsured
59.4%
Employer Coverage
15.3%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
0.551%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 8, MA grew by 3.94% from 2.32% to 2.42%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 8, MA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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