Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA

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2019 Population
122,923
0.307% 1-year decline
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
36.5
1.96% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
13.3%
7.73% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$62,170
3.1% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$255,500
1.03% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
58,359
1.05% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA had a population of 123k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $62,170. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA declined from 123,302 to 122,923, a −0.307% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,298 to $62,170, a 3.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.14%), White (Hispanic) (2.91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.6%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.48%). 11.4% of the households in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

94.9% of the residents in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA are University of Massachusetts-Amherst (9,527 degrees awarded in 2019), Amherst College (705 degrees), and Greenfield Community College (358 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA was $255,500, and the homeownership rate was 65.5%. Most people in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA is home to a population of 123k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2019, 8.98% of Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (11k people).

In 2019, there were 16.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.32k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.58k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA are Spanish (3,539 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (1,839 speakers), and Portuguese (765 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    104k ± 702
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    6.32k ± 380
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.58k ± 409
5%
Hispanic Population
6.14k people

In 2019, there were 16.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.32k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.58k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5% of the people in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA are hispanic (6.14k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    3,539 speakers (2.98%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    1,839 speakers (1.55%)
  3. Portuguese
    765 speakers (0.644%)

11.4% of Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA was Spanish. 2.98% of the overall population of Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA are native Spanish speakers. 1.55% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.644% speak Portuguese, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.98%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
11k people
8.8%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
10.9k people

As of 2019, 8.98% of Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA residents (11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA was 8.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
32
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.3

In 2019, the median age of all people in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA was 36.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. China
    1,647 ± 990 people
  2. India
    814 ± 698 people
  3. Korea
    720 ± 657 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA was China, the natal country of 1,647 Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA residents, followed by India with 814 and Korea with 720.

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Citizenship

94.9%
2019 Citizenship
95%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 94.9% of Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA was 95%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,627 ± 244
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    869 ± 191
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    494 ± 132

Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Massachusetts, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Massachusetts (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Massachusetts across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA is $62,170. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA was Norfolk (Northeast) & Middlesex (Southeast) Counties (West of Boston City) PUMA, MA with a value of $203,673, followed by Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA and Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, with respective values of $152,587 and $141,568.

Males in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,425. The income inequality in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.501, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA employs 58.4k people. The largest industries in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (10,026 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,446 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,613 people), and the highest paying industries are Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals ($119,307), Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing ($114,899), and Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities ($107,731).

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,170
2019 value
± $1,907
3.1%
1 Year Growth
± 4.07%

Households in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA have a median annual income of $62,170, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,298 in 2018, which represents a 3.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$67,936
Average Male Salary in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA
± $11,739
$53,425
Average Female Salary in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA
± $8,343

In 2019, full-time male employees in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA made 1.27 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA
  1. White
    $46,418 ± $5,900
  2. Other
    $37,497 ± $47,051
  3. Asian
    $31,884 ± $19,301

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.24 times more than Other workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA.

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Wage Distribution

0.501
2019 Wage GINI in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA
0.507
2018 Wage GINI in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA

In 2019, the income inequality in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA was 0.501 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.22% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA was Norfolk (Northeast) & Middlesex (Southeast) Counties (West of Boston City) PUMA, MA with a value of $203,673, followed by Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA and Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, with respective values of $152,587 and $141,568.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA (14k out of 105k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    11,145 ± 816
  2. Black
    938 ± 319
  3. Hispanic
    881 ± 226

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

58.4k
2019 Value
−1.05%
1 Year decline
± −1.05%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA declined at a rate of −1.05%, from 59k employees to 58.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA, are Postsecondary teachers (3,241 people), Cashiers (1,485 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,464 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Postsecondary teachers (3,241 people), Cashiers (1,485 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,464 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Residential advisors (6.8 times higher than expected), Biological scientists (6.62 times), and Archivists, curators, & museum technicians (6.17 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Physicians ($287,747), Architectural & engineering managers ($136,727), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($127,347).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

58.4k
2019 Value
−1.05%
1 Year decline
± −1.05%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA declined at a rate of −1.05%, from 59k employees to 58.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (10,026 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,446 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,613 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (10,026 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,446 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,613 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5.91 times higher than expected), Beer, wine, & liquor stores (5.55 times), and Cutlery & hand tool manufacturing (4.88 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals ($119,307), Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing ($114,899), and Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities ($107,731).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $33.2B
  2. $30.5B
  3. $29.4B

In 2018, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $33.2B, followed by Mixed freight ($30.5B) and Electronics ($29.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Massachusetts products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$277B
2018 Value in Massachusetts
$573B
Projected 2045 Value in Massachusetts
107% growth

In 2018, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $277B. This is expected to increase 107% to $573B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Massachusetts trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $23.6B
  2. $17.6B
  3. $13B

In 2018, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $23.6B, followed by New Hampshire with $17.6B and Connecticut and $13B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Massachusetts shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 59.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (32.3%), followed by Gary Johnson (4.08%). The most partisan county was Suffolk County, MA with 79.6% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Massachusetts
59.1% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Massachusetts
  1. 79.6% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 73% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 67.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Massachusetts was Suffolk County, MA with 79.6% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Massachusetts colored by their party leaning.

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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 replace 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 Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Massachusetts have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA awarded 10,878 degrees. The student population of Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA is skewed towards women, with 17,509 male students and 18,186 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA are White (6,651 and 67.4%), followed by Asian (972 and 9.85%), Hispanic or Latino (735 and 7.45%), and Unknown (681 and 6.9%).

The largest universities in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA by number of degrees awarded are University of Massachusetts-Amherst (9,527 and 87.6%), Amherst College (705 and 6.48%), and Greenfield Community College (358 and 3.29%).

The most popular majors in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA are Computer Science (555 and 5.1%), General Psychology (547 and 5.03%), and General Business Administration & Management (540 and 4.96%).

The median tuition costs in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA are $53,835 for private four year colleges, and $15,791 and $35,112 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 534 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 344 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 336 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA was General Psychology with 534 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,527 degrees awarded
  2. 705 degrees awarded
  3. 358 degrees awarded
$15,791
Median In-State Public
$53,835
Median Private

In 2019, the Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Massachusetts-Amherst with 9,527 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,088
Degrees Awarded to Men
5,790
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 5,088 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA, which is 0.879 times less than the 5,790 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,651 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    972 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    735 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA was White students. These 6,651 degrees mean that there were 6.84 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 972 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA was $255,500 in 2019, which is 1.06 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $252,900 to $255,500, a 1.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA is 65.5%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$255,500
2019 Median
± $4,348
$252,900
2018 Median
± $3,967

In 2019, the median property value in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA grew to to $255,500 from the previous year's value of $252,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$62,170
Median Household Income
± $1,907
45.4k
Number of Households
± 1,209

In 2019, the median household income of the 45.4k households in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA grew to $62,170 from the previous year's value of $60,298.

The following chart displays the households in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65.5%
2019 Homeownership
65.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 65.5% of the housing units in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.5% of the workforce in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (68.3%)
  2. Walked (9.14%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.24%)

In 2019, 68.3% of workers in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (9.14%) and those who worked at home (8.24%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

97.7% of the population of Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 52.3% on employee plans, 17.1% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 0.965% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Massachusetts was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see 968 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (968 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 930 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 153 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Plymouth County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.1%). Additionally, Hampden County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (30.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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968 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Massachusetts

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 968 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (968 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Massachusetts in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$10,559
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Massachusetts
$5,302
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$8,922
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,899
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Massachusetts (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.78%, from $10,273 to $10,559.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

2.34%
Uninsured
52.3%
Employer Coverage
17.1%
Medicaid
11.7%
Medicare
15.7%
Non-Group
0.965%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA declined by 3.31% from 2.42% to 2.34%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 11.1% prevalence
  2. 10.7% prevalence
  3. 10.6% prevalence

Plymouth County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts, at 11.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts by county over multiple years.

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