Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA

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2020 Population
126,171
0.3% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
43.5
1.36% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
3.46%
3.33% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$139,554
4.18% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$569,600
3% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
58,405
2.55% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA had a population of 126k people with a median age of 43.5 and a median household income of $139,554. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA grew from 125,794 to 126,171, a 0.3% increase and its median household income grew from $133,959 to $139,554, a 4.18% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (10.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.81%), White (Hispanic) (2.45%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.02%).

19.1% of the households in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties 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.

93.5% of the residents in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA are National Aviation Academy of New England (148 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA was $569,600, and the homeownership rate was 79.3%. Most people in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA is home to a population of 126k people, from which 93.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 15.5% of Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (19.6k people).

In 2020, there were 7.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (101k people) in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.55k Two+ (Non-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 (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA are Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (3,908 households), Portuguese (3,323 households), and Spanish (3,167 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    101k ± 1.7k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    13.3k ± 1.31k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.55k ± 663
4.12%
Hispanic Population
5.2k people

In 2020, there were 7.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (101k people) in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.55k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.12% of the people in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA are hispanic (5.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    3,908 households (3.27%)
  2. Portuguese
    3,323 households (2.78%)
  3. Spanish
    3,167 households (2.65%)

19.1% of the households in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. 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 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA was Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese). 3.27% of the households in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA reported speaking Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

15.5%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
19.6k people
14.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
18.7k people

As of 2020, 15.5% of Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA residents (19.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA was 14.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
48
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.6

In 2020, the median age of all people in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA was 43.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    3,447 ± 1,422 people
  2. China
    2,692 ± 1,260 people
  3. Brazil
    1,690 ± 1,003 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA was India, the natal country of 3,447 Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA residents, followed by China with 2,692 and Brazil with 1,690.

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Citizenship

93.5%
2020 Citizenship
93.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 93.5% of Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA was 93.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,569 ± 250
  2. Korea
    817 ± 265
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    664 ± 182

Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 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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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 Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA is $139,554. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA was Norfolk (Northeast) & Middlesex (Southeast) Counties (West of Boston City) PUMA, MA with a value of $191,165, followed by Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA and Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, with respective values of $139,554 and $135,332.

Males in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $94,096. The income inequality in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA employs 58.4k people. The largest industries in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA are Elementary & secondary schools (4,563 people), Computer Systems Design (4,317 people), and Scientific research & development services (2,648 people), and the highest paying industries are Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers ($282,940), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($256,625), and Nondepository credit & related activities ($214,712).

Wages

Median Household Income

$139,554
2020 value
± $4,411
4.18%
1 Year Growth
± 3.91%

Households in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA have a median annual income of $139,554, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $133,959 in 2019, which represents a 4.18% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$143,615
Average Male Salary in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA
± $19,084
$94,096
Average Female Salary in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA
± $14,212

In 2020, full-time male employees in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA made 1.53 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA
  1. Asian
    $119,494 ± $30,581
  2. White
    $105,034 ± $12,799
  3. Two or More Races
    $84,738 ± $64,102

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA.

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Wage Distribution

0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA

In 2020, the income inequality in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.822% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA was Norfolk (Northeast) & Middlesex (Southeast) Counties (West of Boston City) PUMA, MA with a value of $191,165, followed by Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA and Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, with respective values of $139,554 and $135,332.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

3.46% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA (4.29k out of 124k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 65 - 74.

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
    3,545 ± 439
  2. Asian
    503 ± 229
  3. Hispanic
    329 ± 158

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA is White, followed by Asian 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
2020 Value
−2.55%
1 Year decline
± −2.55%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA declined at a rate of −2.55%, from 59.9k employees to 58.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA, are Other managers (3,315 people), Software developers (2,985 people), and Chief executives & legislators (1,753 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Other managers (3,315 people), Software developers (2,985 people), and Chief executives & legislators (1,753 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Natural sciences managers (15 times higher than expected), Computer hardware engineers (8.77 times), and Other Physical Scientists (8.16 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Dentists ($330,146), Physicians ($271,215), and Financial analysts ($252,789).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

58.4k
2020 Value
−2.55%
1 Year decline
± −2.55%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA declined at a rate of −2.55%, from 59.9k employees to 58.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,563 people), Computer Systems Design (4,317 people), and Scientific research & development services (2,648 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) 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 Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,563 people), Computer Systems Design (4,317 people), and Scientific research & development services (2,648 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of Scientific research & development services (9.96 times higher than expected), Software publishing (9.1 times), and Navigational, measuring, electromedical, & control instruments manufacturing (7.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers ($282,940), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($256,625), and Nondepository credit & related activities ($214,712).

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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. $37.4B
  2. $29.6B
  3. $28.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $37.4B, followed by Electronics ($29.6B) and Mixed freight ($28.4B).

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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$314B
2020 Value in Massachusetts
$627B
Projected 2050 Value in Massachusetts
99.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $314B. This is expected to increase 99.9% to $627B by 2050.

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. $31B
  2. $23.4B
  3. $14.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $31B, followed by New Hampshire with $23.4B and Connecticut and $14.9B.

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

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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%). The most partisan county was Suffolk County, MA with 80.2% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. 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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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Massachusetts
65.1% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Massachusetts
  1. 80.2% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 77% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 72% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Massachusetts was Suffolk County, MA with 80.2% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. 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 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 2020, universities in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA awarded 148 degrees. The student population of Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA is skewed towards men, with 265 male students and 15 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA are White (62 and 42.2%), followed by Black or African American (35 and 23.8%), Hispanic or Latino (29 and 19.7%), and Two or More Races (13 and 8.84%).

The largest universities in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA by number of degrees awarded are National Aviation Academy of New England (148 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA are Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology (148 and 100%).

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 148 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA was Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology with 148 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
148 degrees awarded

In 2020, the Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was National Aviation Academy of New England with 148 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

141
Degrees Awarded to Men
7
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 141 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA, which is 20.1 times more than the 7 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    62 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    35 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    29 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA was White students. These 62 degrees mean that there were 1.77 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 35 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA was $569,600 in 2020, which is 2.48 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $553,000 to $569,600, a 3% increase. The homeownership rate in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA is 79.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 33.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$569,600
2020 Median
± $9,394
$553,000
2019 Median
± $8,597

In 2020, the median property value in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA grew to to $569,600 from the previous year's value of $553,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) 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 Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$139,554
Median Household Income
± $4,411
45.5k
Number of Households
± 1,447

In 2020, the median household income of the 45.5k households in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA grew to $139,554 from the previous year's value of $133,959.

The following chart displays the households in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) 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 $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

79.3%
2020 Homeownership
80.1%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 79.3% of the housing units in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

33.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA have a longer commute time (33.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.95% of the workforce in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (75.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.9%)
  3. Carpooled (5.24%)

In 2020, 75.7% of workers in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.9%) and those who carpooled to work (5.24%).

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 Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) 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 Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

98.2% of the population of Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 66.9% on employee plans, 6.09% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 0.629% 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

1.85%
Uninsured
66.9%
Employer Coverage
6.09%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
0.629%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA grew by 29.5% from 1.43% to 1.85%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) 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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