Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA

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2022 Population
129,149
0.0101% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
33.1
0.915% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.8%
4.1% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$104,031
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$729,700
13.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA had a population of 129k people with a median age of 33.1 and a median household income of $104,031. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA grew from 129,136 to 129,149, a 0.0101% increase and its median household income grew from $93,747 to $104,031, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.86%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.46%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.24%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.52%).

40.4% of the households in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, 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.

80.7% of the residents in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA are Lincoln Technical Institute-Somerville (294 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA was $729,700, and the homeownership rate was 34.3%.

Most people in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA is home to a population of 129k people, from which 80.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 31.7% of Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (41k people).

In 2022, there were 5.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (74.7k people) in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 9.64k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA are Spanish (17,690 households), Portuguese (12,152 households), and Haitian (4,370 households).

Citizenship

80.7%
2022 Citizenship
81.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 80.7% of Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA was 81.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    74.7k ± 2.22k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    12.7k ± 1.46k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    9.64k ± 1.9k
17.7%
Hispanic Population
22.9k people

In 2022, there were 5.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (74.7k people) in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 9.64k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

17.7% of the people in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA are hispanic (22.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

31.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
41k people
31.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
40.8k people

As of 2022, 31.7% of Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA residents (41k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA was 31.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    17,690 households (14.4%)
  2. Portuguese
    12,152 households (9.89%)
  3. Haitian
    4,370 households (3.56%)

40.4% of the households in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA was Spanish. 14.4% of the households in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    614 ± 198
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    482 ± 151
  3. Korea
    185 ± 110

Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA employs 77.5k people. The largest industries in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (8,397 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,425 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (5,068 people), and the highest paying industries are Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($212,863), Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($187,565), and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing ($177,037).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
36,423
Women
46.8%
41,359
Men
53.2%

The workforce of Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA in 2020 was 77,782 people, with 46.8% woman, and 53.2% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA.

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Occupations

77.5k
2022 Value
0.38%
1 Year growth
± 0.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 0.38%, from 77.2k employees to 77.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA, are Software developers (3,454 people), Postsecondary teachers (3,207 people), and Other Physical Scientists (2,740 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

77.5k
2022 Value
0.38%
1 Year growth
± 0.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 0.38%, from 77.2k employees to 77.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (8,397 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,425 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (5,068 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, 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

$62,714
Median earning men ± $4,041
$52,440
Median earning women ± $2,687

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($101,406), Manufacturing ($94,912), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($90,986).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,569), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($73,410), and Information ($70,333).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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

In 2022, universities in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA awarded 294 degrees. The student population of Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 42 male students and 357 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA are Unknown (182 and 62.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (51 and 17.4%), Black or African American (39 and 13.3%), and White (14 and 4.78%).

The largest universities in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA by number of degrees awarded are Lincoln Technical Institute-Somerville (294 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA are Medical Assistant (192 and 65.3%), Massage Therapy (48 and 16.3%), and Dental Assisting (46 and 15.6%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.89% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.87% 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

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (32.6k), Graduate Degree (23.6k), and High School or Equivalent (22.9k).

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 Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA was $729,700 in 2022, which is 2.59 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $640,400 to $729,700, a 13.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA is 34.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 33.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA is $104,031. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA was Norfolk County (Northwest)--Needham, Wellesley & Westwood PUMA, MA with a value of $198,790, followed by Middlesex County--Lexington, Burlington & Wilmington PUMA, MA and Middlesex County (West Central) PUMA, MA, with respective values of $172,007 and $157,236.

Property

$729,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$23,684
$17,890
Median Property Taxes
±$935

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 Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

34.3%
Homeownership
2022
64.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 34.3% of the housing units in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 34.9%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA was Norfolk County (Northwest)--Needham, Wellesley & Westwood PUMA, MA with a value of $198,790, followed by Middlesex County--Lexington, Burlington & Wilmington PUMA, MA and Middlesex County (West Central) PUMA, MA, with respective values of $172,007 and $157,236.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$104,031
Median Household Income
± $4,545
52.1k
Number of Households
± 1,818

In 2022, the median household income of the 52.1k households in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA grew to $104,031 from the previous year's value of $93,747.

The following chart displays the households in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

0.416
2022 Wage GINI in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA
0.42
2021 Wage GINI in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA

In 2022, the income inequality in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA was 0.416 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.05% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (37.3%)
  2. Public Transit (21.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (19.2%)

In 2022, 37.3% of workers in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (21.5%) and those who worked at home (19.2%).

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

33.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA have a longer commute time (33.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.53% of the workforce in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA (14.9k out of 126k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, 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

95.7% of the population of Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 54.8% on employee plans, 23.2% on Medicaid, 5.98% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 0.233% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see 960 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.826% decrease from the previous year (968 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 930 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 145 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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960 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Massachusetts

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 960 patients per year. This represents a 0.826% decrease 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16.2% under 18 years, 37.7% between 18 and 34 years, 35.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.3%
Uninsured
54.8%
Employer Coverage
23.2%
Medicaid
5.98%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
0.233%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA declined by 9.16% from 4.74% to 4.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Middlesex County (East)--Somerville & Everett PUMA, MA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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