Newton, MA

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Population

88,479

0.183% growth

Median Age

40.9


Median Household Income

$133,853

5.06% growth

Poverty Rate

4.28%


Number of Employees

45,279

1.24% growth

Median Property Value

$845,100

7.18% growth

About

In 2017, Newton, MA had a population of 88.5k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $133,853. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Newton, MA grew from 88,317 to 88,479, a 0.183% increase and its median household income grew from $127,402 to $133,853, a 5.06% increase.

The population of Newton, MA is 73.8% White Alone, 14.3% Asian Alone, and 5.49% Hispanic or Latino. 26.9% of the people in Newton, MA speak a non-English language, and 91.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Newton, MA are Boston College (4,791 degrees awarded in 2016), Lasell College (586 degrees), and William James College (288 degrees).

The median property value in Newton, MA is $845,100, and the homeownership rate is 71.3%. Most people in Newton, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Newton, MA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Newton, MA employs 45.3k people. The largest industries in Newton, MA are Educational Services (8,348 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,099 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,948 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($148,875), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($133,482), and Finance & Insurance ($115,994).

Median household income in Newton, MA is $133,853. Males in Newton, MA have an average income that is 1.51 times higher than the average income of females, which is $95,644. The income inequality in Newton, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$133,853

2017 value

± $4,536

5.06%

1 Year Growth

± 4.5%

Households in Newton, MA have a median annual income of $133,853, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $127,402 in 2016, which represents a 5.06% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$144,777

Average Male Salary

± $19,838

$95,644

Average Female Salary

± $14,170

In 2017, full-time male employees in Newton, MA made 1.51 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,516 ± $4,051

  2. White

    $64,668 ± $1,113

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,586 ± $39,015

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Newton, MA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Newton, MA is from Massachusetts.

0.485

2017 Wage GINI

0.485

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.485 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0457% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Massachusetts across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 3744

  2. Census Tract 3743

  3. Census Tract 3739

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Newton, MA was Census Tract 3744 with a value of $203,906, followed by Census Tract 3743 and Census Tract 3739, with respective values of $182,500 and $177,125.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.28% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newton, MA (3.46k out of 81k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    2,437 ± 347

  2. Asian

    491 ± 149

  3. Hispanic

    447 ± 202

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newton, 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

45.3k

2017 Value

± 1,291

1.24%

1 Year growth

± 3.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Newton, MA grew at a rate of 1.24%, from 44.7k employees to 45.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newton, MA, are Management Occupations (7,926 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (5,006 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (4,131 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newton, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Newton, MA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (7,926 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (5,006 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (4,131 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Newton, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (5.76 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (3.08 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Newton, MA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($134,095), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($127,147), and Management Occupations ($121,690).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

45.3k

2017 Value

± 1,291

1.24%

1 Year growth

± 3.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Newton, MA grew at a rate of 1.24%, from 44.7k employees to 45.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newton, MA, are Educational Services (8,348 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,099 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,948 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newton, MA, though some of these residents may live in Newton, 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, MA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (8,348 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,099 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,948 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Newton, MA has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.19 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.99 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.93 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Newton, MA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($148,875), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($133,482), and Finance & Insurance ($115,994).

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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. $31.5B

  2. $27.2B

  3. $24.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $31.5B, followed by Mixed freight with $27.2B and Electronics and $24.1B.

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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$240B

2015 Value

$364B

Projected 2045 Value

51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $240B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $364B by 2045.

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. $13.2B

  2. $13.2B

  3. $12.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Hampshire with $13.2B, followed by New York with $13.2B and Connecticut and $12.7B.

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

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Health

98.2% of the population of Newton, MA has health coverage, with 65.8% on employee plans, 7.21% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 0.242% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Newton, MA was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in Newton, MA see 954 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.421% increase from the previous year (950 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1010 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 185 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.4%). Additionally, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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954 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 954 patients per year. This represents a 0.421% increase from the previous year (950 patients).

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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

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$10,559

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

1.82%

Uninsured

65.8%

Employer Coverage

7.21%

Medicaid

11.8%

Medicare

13.2%

Non-Group

0.242%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newton, MA grew by 0.896% from 1.8% to 1.82%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Newton, 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. 11.4% prevalence

  2. 11.1% prevalence

  3. 10.8% prevalence

Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts, at 11.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Newton, MA is home to a population of 88.5k people, from which 91.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 21.7% of Newton, MA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Newton, MA is composed of 65.3k White Alone residents (73.8%), 12.6k Asian Alone residents (14.3%), 4.86k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.49%), 2.78k Black or African American Alone residents (3.14%), 2.6k Two or More Races residents (2.93%), 260 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.294%), 72 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0814%), and 7 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00791%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Newton, MA are Chinese (5,703 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,526 speakers), and Russian (2,735 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Newton, MA was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Newton, MA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Newton, MA residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

21.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

21.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 21.7% of Newton, MA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Newton, MA was 21.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. China

    88,014 ± 7,236 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    84,884 ± 7,108 people

  3. Brazil

    66,506 ± 6,300 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Newton, MA was China, the natal country of 88,014 Newton, MA residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 84,884 and Brazil with 66,506.

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Citizenship

91.2%

2017 Citizenship

91.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.2% of Newton, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Newton, MA was 91.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    65.3k ± 1.22k

  2. Asian Alone

    12.6k ± 763

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4.86k ± 694

In 2017, there were 5.17 times more White Alone residents (65.3k people) in Newton, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.6k Asian Alone and 4.86k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Newton, MA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Chinese

    5,703 speakers (6.87%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,526 speakers (4.25%)

  3. Russian

    2,735 speakers (3.29%)

26.9% of Newton, MA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Newton, MA was Chinese. 6.87% of the overall population of Newton, MA are native Chinese speakers. 4.25% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 3.29% speak Chinese, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    782 ± 134

  2. World War II

    427 ± 99

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    311 ± 148

Newton, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Newton, MA awarded 6,004 degrees. The student population of Newton, MA is skewed towards women, with 8,027 male students and 10,978 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Newton, MA are White (3,664 and 66.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (529 and 9.65%), Asian (441 and 8.04%), and Unknown (427 and 7.79%).

The largest universities in Newton, MA by number of degrees awarded are Boston College (4,791 and 79.8%), Lasell College (586 and 9.76%), and William James College (288 and 4.8%).

The most popular majors in Newton, MA are General Finance (413 and 6.88%), General Economics (363 and 6.05%), and General Business Administration & Management (350 and 5.83%).

The median tuition costs in Newton, MA are $32,300 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 232 degrees awarded

  2. 340 degrees awarded

  3. 326 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Newton, MA was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 232 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Newton, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,791 degrees awarded

  2. 586 degrees awarded

  3. 288 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$32,300

Median Private

In 2016, the Newton, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Boston College with 4,791 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,498

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,506

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,498 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Newton, MA, which is 0.712 times less than the 3,506 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,664 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    529 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    441 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Newton, MA were to White students. These 3,664 degrees mean that there were 6.93 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 529 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newton, MA was $845,100 in 2017, which is 3.88 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $788,500 to $845,100, a 7.18% increase. The homeownership rate in Newton, MA is 71.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Newton, MA have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Newton, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$133,853

Median Household Income

± $4,536

31k

Number of Households

± 985

In 2017, the median household income of the 31k households in Newton, MA grew to $133,853 from the previous year's value of $127,402.

The following chart displays the households in Newton, 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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Housing

Property Value

$845,100

2017 Median

± $13,235

$788,500

2016 Median

± $15,809

In 2017, the median property value in Newton, MA grew to to $845,100 from the previous year's value of $788,500.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Newton, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Newton, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

71.3%

2017 Homeownership

70.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.3% of the housing units in Newton, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Newton, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newton, MA have a longer commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.1% of the workforce in Newton, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    64.1%

  2. Public Transit

    11.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    9.55%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Newton, MA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Worked At Home.

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