Gloucester, MA

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2022 Population
29,830
0.0537% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
51
1.59% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.8%
17.1% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$84,465
1.78% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$535,100
16.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Gloucester, MA had a population of 29.8k people with a median age of 51 and a median household income of $84,465. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Gloucester, MA grew from 29,814 to 29,830, a 0.0537% increase and its median household income grew from $82,984 to $84,465, a 1.78% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gloucester, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.51%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.35%), Other (Hispanic) (1.71%), and White (Hispanic) (1.25%).

None of the households in Gloucester, 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.

94.9% of the residents in Gloucester, MA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Gloucester, MA was $535,100, and the homeownership rate was 61.4%.

Most people in Gloucester, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Gloucester, MA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Gloucester, MA is home to a population of 29.8k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.47% of Gloucester, MA residents were born outside of the country (2.82k people).

In 2022, there were 35.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.7k people) in Gloucester, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 749 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 700 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.9%
2022 Citizenship
95.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.9% of Gloucester, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Gloucester, MA was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gloucester, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    26.7k ± 767
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    749 ± 323
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    700 ± 265
4.13%
Hispanic Population
1.23k people

In 2022, there were 35.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.7k people) in Gloucester, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 749 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 700 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.13% of the people in Gloucester, MA are hispanic (1.23k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

9.47%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.82k people
9.67%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.88k people

As of 2022, 9.47% of Gloucester, MA residents (2.82k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gloucester, MA was 9.67%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    515 ± 148
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    146 ± 94
  3. Korea
    139 ± 72

Gloucester, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Gloucester, MA employs 15.5k people. The largest industries in Gloucester, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,085 people), Retail Trade (1,896 people), and Manufacturing (1,430 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($95,862), Public Administration ($86,042), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($70,599).

Occupations

15.5k
2022 Value
± 891
−1.23%
1 Year decline
± 8.22%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gloucester, MA declined at a rate of −1.23%, from 15.7k employees to 15.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gloucester, MA, are Management Occupations (1,856 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,507 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,484 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gloucester, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.5k
2022 Value
± 891
−1.23%
1 Year decline
± 8.22%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gloucester, MA declined at a rate of −1.23%, from 15.7k employees to 15.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gloucester, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,085 people), Retail Trade (1,896 people), and Manufacturing (1,430 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gloucester, MA, though some of these residents may live in Gloucester, 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

$59,614
Median earning men ± $5,350
$43,246
Median earning women ± $4,276

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($98,235), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($87,604), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($86,779).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($79,559), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,228), and Construction ($58,029).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.61%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.67M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 2.61% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.5%.

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

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Civics

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.

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.

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 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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.17% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.24% 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 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.35M), High School or Equivalent (1.34M), and Graduate Degree (1.03M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gloucester, MA was $535,100 in 2022, which is 1.9 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $460,400 to $535,100, a 16.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Gloucester, MA is 61.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Gloucester, MA have an average commute time of 25.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Gloucester, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Gloucester, MA is $84,465. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Gloucester, MA was Census Tract 2218 with a value of $114,750, followed by Census Tract 2219.01 and Census Tract 2213, with respective values of $113,929 and $101,750.

Property

$535,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$27,341
$8,146
Median Property Taxes
±$538

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

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Rent vs Own

61.4%
Homeownership
2022
64%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.4% of the housing units in Gloucester, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2218
  2. Census Tract 2219.01
  3. Census Tract 2213

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gloucester, MA was Census Tract 2218 with a value of $114,750, followed by Census Tract 2219.01 and Census Tract 2213, with respective values of $113,929 and $101,750.

The following map shows all of the places in Gloucester, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$84,465
Median Household Income
± $7,168
13.3k
Number of Households
± 877

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.3k households in Gloucester, MA grew to $84,465 from the previous year's value of $82,984.

The following chart displays the households in Gloucester, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gloucester, MA is from Massachusetts.
0.48
2022 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.48
2021 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2022, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.047% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.46%)
  3. Carpooled (5.86%)

In 2022, 76% of workers in Gloucester, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.46%) and those who carpooled to work (5.86%).

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

25.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gloucester, MA have a shorter commute time (25.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.81% of the workforce in Gloucester, 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 Gloucester, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gloucester, MA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gloucester, MA (3.21k out of 29.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gloucester, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

96.9% of the population of Gloucester, MA has health coverage, with 42.3% on employee plans, 21.6% on Medicaid, 18.1% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 0.932% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Essex County, MA see 1384 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.22% increase from the previous year (1354 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1090 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 161 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,384 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Essex County, MA

Primary care physicians in Essex County, MA see an average of 1,384 patients per year. This represents a 2.22% increase from the previous year (1,354 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16.3% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 40.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.11%
Uninsured
42.3%
Employer Coverage
21.6%
Medicaid
18.1%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
0.932%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gloucester, MA grew by 2.25% from 3.04% to 3.11%.

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