Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA

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2020 Population
147,545
0.154% 1-year decline
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
38.4
1.59% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
7.03%
7.87% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$135,332
0.115% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$967,900
5.18% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
74,301
0.177% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA had a population of 148k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $135,332. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA declined from 147,773 to 147,545, a −0.154% decrease and its median household income grew from $135,176 to $135,332, a 0.115% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (16%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.54%), White (Hispanic) (3.09%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.81%).

28.5% of the households in Newton City & Brookline Town 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.

89.3% of the residents in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Middlesex (Southeast) & Norfolk (Northeast) Counties--Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA are Boston College (4,890 degrees awarded in 2020), Lasell University (618 degrees), and William James College (304 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was $967,900, and the homeownership rate was 61.2%. Most people in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA is home to a population of 148k people, from which 89.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 24.5% of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (36.1k people).

In 2020, there were 4.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.6k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.71k 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 Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA are Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (10,129 households), Russian (5,510 households), and Spanish (5,443 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    104k ± 1.73k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    23.6k ± 1.44k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.71k ± 1k
5.41%
Hispanic Population
7.98k people

In 2020, there were 4.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.6k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.71k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.41% of the people in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA are hispanic (7.98k people).

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    10,129 households (7.19%)
  2. Russian
    5,510 households (3.91%)
  3. Spanish
    5,443 households (3.86%)

28.5% of the households in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher 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 Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese). 7.19% of the households in Newton City & Brookline Town 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

24.5%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
36.1k people
25%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
36.9k people

As of 2020, 24.5% of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA residents (36.1k 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 Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was 25%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

34
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.1
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1

In 2020, the median age of all people in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was 38.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. China
    5,887 ± 1,846 people
  2. Russia
    2,584 ± 1,237 people
  3. India
    2,471 ± 1,210 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was China, the natal country of 5,887 Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA residents, followed by Russia with 2,584 and India with 2,471.

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Citizenship

89.3%
2020 Citizenship
88.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 89.3% of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was 88.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,199 ± 193
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    501 ± 175
  3. Korea
    309 ± 82

Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.39 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 Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA is $135,332. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Newton City & Brookline Town 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 Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA have an average income that is 1.59 times higher than the average income of females, which is $97,808. The income inequality in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.507, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA employs 74.3k people. The largest industries in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (10,192 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (8,116 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,175 people), and the highest paying industries are Bakeries & tortilla manufacturing, except retail bakeries ($213,622), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($210,974), and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($204,712).

Wages

Median Household Income

$135,332
2020 value
± $4,819
0.115%
1 Year Growth
± 5.31%

Households in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA have a median annual income of $135,332, 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 $135,176 in 2019, which represents a 0.115% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$155,048
Average Male Salary in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA
± $20,676
$97,808
Average Female Salary in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA
± $13,975

In 2020, full-time male employees in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA made 1.59 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA
  1. White
    $112,237 ± $13,432
  2. Asian
    $110,997 ± $25,793
  3. Other
    $94,233 ± $96,175

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA.

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Wage Distribution

0.507
2020 Wage GINI in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA
0.509
2019 Wage GINI in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA

In 2020, the income inequality in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was 0.507 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.405% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Newton City & Brookline Town 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 Newton City & Brookline Town 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 Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.03% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA (9.75k out of 139k 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 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
    6,073 ± 717
  2. Asian
    2,350 ± 425
  3. Hispanic
    752 ± 269

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newton City & Brookline Town 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

74.3k
2020 Value
0.177%
1 Year growth
± 0.177%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 0.177%, from 74.2k employees to 74.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, are Postsecondary teachers (4,657 people), Physicians (3,618 people), and Other managers (2,841 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Postsecondary teachers (4,657 people), Physicians (3,618 people), and Other managers (2,841 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other (24 times higher than expected), Surgeons (18.2 times), and Other Physical Scientists (13.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Surgeons ($372,698), Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents ($311,273), and Chief executives & legislators ($273,676).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

74.3k
2020 Value
0.177%
1 Year growth
± 0.177%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 0.177%, from 74.2k employees to 74.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (10,192 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (8,116 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,175 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Newton City & Brookline Town 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 Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (10,192 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (8,116 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,175 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of Scientific research & development services (9.37 times higher than expected), Software publishing (6.46 times), and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing (5.01 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Bakeries & tortilla manufacturing, except retail bakeries ($213,622), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($210,974), and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($204,712).

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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 (Southeast) & Norfolk (Northeast) Counties--Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA awarded 5,972 degrees. The student population of Middlesex (Southeast) & Norfolk (Northeast) Counties--Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA is skewed towards women, with 8,047 male students and 10,247 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Middlesex (Southeast) & Norfolk (Northeast) Counties--Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA are White (3,527 and 66.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (525 and 9.83%), Asian (465 and 8.71%), and Unknown (428 and 8.02%).

The largest universities in Middlesex (Southeast) & Norfolk (Northeast) Counties--Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA by number of degrees awarded are Boston College (4,890 and 81.9%), Lasell University (618 and 10.3%), and William James College (304 and 5.09%).

The most popular majors in Middlesex (Southeast) & Norfolk (Northeast) Counties--Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA are General Finance (404 and 6.76%), Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (360 and 6.03%), and General Business Administration & Management (267 and 4.47%).

The median tuition cost in Middlesex (Southeast) & Norfolk (Northeast) Counties--Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA for private four year colleges is $30,210.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 218 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 361 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 304 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Middlesex (Southeast) & Norfolk (Northeast) Counties--Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was General Biological Sciences with 218 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Middlesex (Southeast) & Norfolk (Northeast) Counties--Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,890 degrees awarded
  2. 618 degrees awarded
  3. 304 degrees awarded
$30,210
Median Private

In 2020, the Middlesex (Southeast) & Norfolk (Northeast) Counties--Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Boston College with 4,890 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

2,559
Degrees Awarded to Men
3,413
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 2,559 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Middlesex (Southeast) & Norfolk (Northeast) Counties--Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, which is 0.75 times less than the 3,413 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Middlesex (Southeast) & Norfolk (Northeast) Counties--Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,527 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    525 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    465 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Middlesex (Southeast) & Norfolk (Northeast) Counties--Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was White students. These 3,527 degrees mean that there were 6.72 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 525 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was $967,900 in 2020, which is 4.21 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $920,200 to $967,900, a 5.18% increase. The homeownership rate in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA is 61.2%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 28.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$967,900
2020 Median
± $15,057
$920,200
2019 Median
± $15,070

In 2020, the median property value in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA grew to to $967,900 from the previous year's value of $920,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Newton City & Brookline Town 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 Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $750k - $1000k range.

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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.
$135,332
Median Household Income
± $4,819
55.7k
Number of Households
± 1,683

In 2020, the median household income of the 55.7k households in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA grew to $135,332 from the previous year's value of $135,176.

The following chart displays the households in Newton City & Brookline Town 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 Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

61.2%
2020 Homeownership
61.8%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 61.2% of the housing units in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA have a longer commute time (28.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.776% of the workforce in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (46.8%)
  2. Public Transit (18.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (14.3%)

In 2020, 46.8% of workers in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (18.7%) and those who worked at home (14.3%).

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 Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

98.5% of the population of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 65.8% on employee plans, 6.1% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 0.397% 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

1.5%
Uninsured
65.8%
Employer Coverage
6.1%
Medicaid
12.2%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
0.397%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA declined by 5.16% from 1.58% to 1.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Newton City & Brookline Town 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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