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0.79% growth
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0.97% growth
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3.07% growth

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The economy of Dukes County, MA employs 8,849 people. The economy of Dukes County, MA is specialized in Construction; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, which employ respectively 2.45; 2.43; and 2.02 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Dukes County, MA are Construction (1,341), Educational Services (984), and Retail trade (864), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($62,005), Educational Services ($54,688), and Finance & Insurance ($49,112).

Median household income in Dukes County, MA is $64,222. Males in Dukes County, MA have an average income that is 1.58 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,854. The income inequality of Dukes County, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.514 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Dukes County, MA. In Dukes County, MA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 65-74, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 86 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,374. Suffolk County, MA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Massachusetts.


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Dukes County, MA is home to a population of 17,048 people, from which 94.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Dukes County, MA is composed of 15,706 White residents (92.1%), 537 Black residents (3.15%), 249 Two+ residents (1.46%), 160 Other residents (0.94%), and 134 Asian residents (0.79%). The most common foreign languages in Dukes County, MA are Portuguese (933 speakers), French (354 speakers), and German (132 speakers), but compared to other places, Dukes County, MA has a relative high number of Portuguese (933 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (94 speakers), and Other Slavic (122 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Massachusetts awarded 138,475 degrees. The student population of Massachusetts is skewed towards females, with 57,064 male students and 81,411 female students. Most students in Massachusetts are White (79,006 and 57.1%), followed by Unknown (11,096 and 8.01%), Hispanic or Latino (10,893 and 7.87%), and Asian (9,344 and 6.75%). The largest universities in Massachusetts by number of graduates are Boston University (10,379 and 7.5%), University of Massachusetts-Amherst (8,157 and 5.89%), and Harvard University (7,668 and 5.54%). The most popular majors in Massachusetts are General Psychology (4,321 and 3.12%), General Business Administration & Management (4,131 and 2.98%), and Registered Nursing (2,546 and 1.84%). The median tuition costs in Massachusetts are $41,632 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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The median property value in Dukes County, MA is $660,800, which is 3.4 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $641,100 to $660,800, a 3.07% increase. The homeownership rate of Dukes County, MA is 79.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dukes County, MA have an average commute time of 13.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dukes County, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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