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0.52% growth
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Median Household Income
1.07% decline
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2.05% decline
Median Property Value
0.73% decline

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The economy of Dukes County, MA employs 8,668 people. The economy of Dukes County, MA is specialized in Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Construction; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 2.33; 2.24; and 2 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Dukes County, MA are Construction (1,214), Retail trade (920), and Educational Services (813), 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 $63,534. Males in Dukes County, MA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,859. The income inequality of Dukes County, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493 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 65-74 and 55-64, 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 17,137 people, from which 95.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Dukes County, MA is composed of 14,897 White residents (86.9%), 776 Two+ residents (4.53%), 604 Black residents (3.52%), 286 Hispanic residents (1.67%), and 272 Native residents (1.59%). 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 138,468 degrees. The student population of Massachusetts is skewed towards females, with 57,058 male students and 81,410 female students. Most students in Massachusetts are White (79,000 and 57.1%), followed by Unknown (11,095 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 $43,280 for private four year colleges, and $12,783 and $27,068 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 $656,000, which is 3.2 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $660,800 to $656,000, a 0.73% increase. The homeownership rate of Dukes County, MA is 76.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Dukes County, MA have an average commute time of 13 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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