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Middlesex County, MA&

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0.94% growth
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Median Household Income
6.87% growth
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2.17% growth
Median Property Value
5.38% growth

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The economy of Middlesex County, MA employs 864,950 people. The economy of Middlesex County, MA is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Educational Services; and Information, which employ respectively 1.92; 1.5; and 1.49 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Middlesex County, MA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (126,555), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (123,956), and Educational Services (119,303), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($93,889), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($79,960), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($79,617).

Median household income in Middlesex County, MA is $90,267. Males in Middlesex County, MA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,936. The income inequality of Middlesex County, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.492 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Middlesex County, MA. In Middlesex County, MA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 128 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,120. Suffolk County, MA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Massachusetts.


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Middlesex County, MA is home to a population of 1.59M people, from which 89.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Middlesex County, MA is composed of 1.16M White residents (73.4%), 177,013 Asian residents (11.2%), 122,989 Hispanic residents (7.76%), 76,072 Black residents (4.8%), and 34,924 Two+ residents (2.2%). The most common foreign languages in Middlesex County, MA are Spanish (83,926 speakers), Portuguese (48,936 speakers), and Chinese (46,452 speakers), but compared to other places, Middlesex County, MA has a relative high number of Portuguese (48,936 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (13,661 speakers), and Greek (7,226 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Middlesex County, MA awarded 38,866 degrees. The student population of Middlesex County, MA is skewed towards females, with 17,264 male students and 21,602 female students. Most students in Middlesex County, MA are White (20,136 and 51.8%), followed by Asian (3,500 and 9%), Hispanic or Latino (3,095 and 7.96%), and Unknown (2,712 and 6.98%). The largest universities in Middlesex County, MA by number of graduates are Harvard University (7,668 and 19.7%), Boston College (4,713 and 12.1%), and University of Massachusetts-Lowell (4,085 and 10.5%). The most popular majors in Middlesex County, MA are General Economics (873 and 2.25%), General Psychology (829 and 2.13%), and General Business Administration & Management (704 and 1.81%). The median tuition costs in Middlesex County, MA are $46,400 for private four year colleges, and $1,454 and $8,567 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Middlesex County, MA is $450,800, which is 2.32 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $427,800 to $450,800, a 5.38% increase. The homeownership rate of Middlesex County, MA is 62.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in Middlesex County, MA have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Middlesex County, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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