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0.05% decline
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3.89% growth
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3.04% growth
Median Property Value
1.41% growth

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The economy of Fitchburg, MA employs 18,927 people. The economy of Fitchburg, MA is specialized in Manufacturing; Retail trade; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 1.6; 1.24; and 1.23 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Fitchburg, MA are Manufacturing (2,927), Retail trade (2,712), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,483), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($84,868), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($49,261), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($47,563).

Median household income in Fitchburg, MA is $50,617. Males in Fitchburg, MA have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,880. The income inequality of Fitchburg, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.418 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Fitchburg, MA. In Worcester County, MA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 45-54, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 103 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,389. Suffolk County, MA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Massachusetts.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Fitchburg, MA is from the county of Worcester County, MA.

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Fitchburg, MA is home to a population of 40,441 people, from which 94.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Fitchburg, MA is composed of 26,027 White residents (64.4%), 10,401 Hispanic residents (25.7%), 1,684 Asian residents (4.16%), 1,380 Black residents (3.41%), and 802 Two+ residents (1.98%). The most common foreign languages in Fitchburg, MA are Spanish (7,044 speakers), French (635 speakers), and African Languages (378 speakers), but compared to other places, Fitchburg, MA has a relative high number of Laotian (311 speakers), Hmong (259 speakers), and French (635 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Fitchburg, MA awarded 1,229 degrees. The student population of Fitchburg, MA is skewed towards females, with 472 male students and 757 female students. Most students in Fitchburg, MA are White (990 and 80.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (64 and 5.21%), Black or African American (58 and 4.72%), and Unknown (55 and 4.48%). The largest universities in Fitchburg, MA by number of graduates are Fitchburg State University (1,174 and 95.5%), Monty Tech (40 and 3.25%), and Alexander Academy (15 and 1.22%). The most popular majors in Fitchburg, MA are General Interdisciplinary Studies (105 and 8.54%), General Business Administration & Management (95 and 7.73%), and Registered Nursing (83 and 6.75%). The median tuition costs in Fitchburg, MA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $970 and $7,050 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Fitchburg, MA is $180,200, which is 0.88 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $177,700 to $180,200, a 1.41% increase. The homeownership rate of Fitchburg, MA is 52.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Fitchburg, MA have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fitchburg, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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