Norfolk County, MA

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Population

700,322

0.451% growth

Median Age

41.2


Median Household Income

$100,829

8.77% growth

Poverty Rate

6.54%


Number of Employees

378,891

4.29% growth

Median Property Value

$473,400

6.12% growth

About

In 2017, Norfolk County, MA had a population of 700k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $100,829. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Norfolk County, MA grew from 697,181 to 700,322, a 0.451% increase and its median household income grew from $92,696 to $100,829, a 8.77% increase.

The population of Norfolk County, MA is 74.8% White Alone, 10.8% Asian Alone, and 6.76% Black or African American Alone. 21.5% of the people in Norfolk County, MA speak a non-English language, and 92.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Norfolk County, MA are Babson College (1,052 degrees awarded in 2016), Curry College (816 degrees), and Wellesley College (737 degrees).

The median property value in Norfolk County, MA is $473,400, and the homeownership rate is 70.6%. Most people in Norfolk County, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Norfolk County, MA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Norfolk County, MA employs 379k people. The largest industries in Norfolk County, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (63,590 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (47,747 people), and Educational Services (45,324 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($103,469), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($90,716), and Finance & Insurance ($90,431).

Median household income in Norfolk County, MA is $100,829. Males in Norfolk County, MA have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,619. The income inequality in Norfolk County, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$100,829

2017 value

± $1,604

8.77%

1 Year Growth

± 2.99%

Households in Norfolk County, MA have a median annual income of $100,829, 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 $92,696 in 2016, which represents a 8.77% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$86,839

Average Male Salary

± $1,813

$65,619

Average Female Salary

± $1,325

In 2017, full-time male employees in Massachusetts made 1.32 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

    $74,395 ± $4,445

  2. White

    $67,530 ± $1,140

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $50,403 ± $38,348

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Massachusetts workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 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 Norfolk County, MA is from Massachusetts.

0.484

2017 Wage GINI

0.48

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.484 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.775% 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 4043.01

  2. Census Tract 4051

  3. Census Tract 4042.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Norfolk County, MA was Census Tract 4043.01 with a value of $224,375, followed by Census Tract 4051 and Census Tract 4042.01, with respective values of $204,018 and $190,938.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.54% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Norfolk County, MA (44.3k out of 677k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

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

    29,103 ± 1,333

  2. Asian

    7,027 ± 634

  3. Black

    4,957 ± 571

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Norfolk County, MA is White, followed by Asian and Black.

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

379k

2017 Value

± 9,915

4.29%

1 Year growth

± 3.56%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Norfolk County, MA grew at a rate of 4.29%, from 363k employees to 379k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Norfolk County, MA, are Management Occupations (54,392 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (43,280 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (35,608 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Norfolk County, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Norfolk County, MA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (54,392 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (43,280 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (35,608 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Norfolk County, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.57 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (1.68 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Norfolk County, MA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($94,233), Legal Occupations ($92,063), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($91,466).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

379k

2017 Value

± 9,915

4.29%

1 Year growth

± 3.56%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Norfolk County, MA grew at a rate of 4.29%, from 363k employees to 379k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Norfolk County, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (63,590 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (47,747 people), and Educational Services (45,324 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Norfolk County, MA, though some of these residents may live in Norfolk County, 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 Norfolk County, MA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (63,590 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (47,747 people), and Educational Services (45,324 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Norfolk County, MA has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.69 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.66 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Norfolk County, MA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($103,469), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($90,716), and Finance & Insurance ($90,431).

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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 ($27.2B) and Electronics ($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

97.9% of the population of Norfolk County, MA has health coverage, with 61.4% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 0.493% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Norfolk County, MA see 790 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.02% increase from the previous year (782 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 843 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 188 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

790 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Norfolk County, MA see an average of 790 patients per year. This represents a 1.02% increase from the previous year (782 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Norfolk County, MA in comparison to neighboring states.

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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%).

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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

2.12%

Uninsured

61.4%

Employer Coverage

11.9%

Medicaid

11.4%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

0.493%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Norfolk County, MA grew by 22.3% from 1.73% to 2.12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Norfolk County, 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

Norfolk County, MA is home to a population of 700k people, from which 92.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 17.1% of Norfolk County, MA residents were born outside of the country (120k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Norfolk County, MA is composed of 524k White Alone residents (74.8%), 75.4k Asian Alone residents (10.8%), 47.3k Black or African American Alone residents (6.76%), 31.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.56%), 14.9k Two or More Races residents (2.13%), 5.62k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.802%), 903 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.129%), and 455 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.065%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Norfolk County, MA are Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (32,884 speakers), Spanish (21,116 speakers), and Haitian (11,012 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Norfolk County, MA was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Norfolk County, MA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Norfolk County, MA residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

17.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

120k people

16.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

116k people

As of 2017, 17.1% of Norfolk County, MA residents (120k people) 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 Norfolk County, MA was 16.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. China

    92,810 ± 7,429 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    90,391 ± 7,333 people

  3. Brazil

    80,753 ± 6,936 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 92,810 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 90,391 and Brazil with 80,753.

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Citizenship

92.8%

2017 Citizenship

92.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.8% of Norfolk County, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Norfolk County, MA was 92.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    524k ± 1.91k

  2. Asian Alone

    75.4k ± 2.49k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    47.3k ± 1.71k

In 2017, there were 6.94 times more White Alone residents (524k people) in Norfolk County, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 75.4k Asian Alone and 47.3k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    32,884 speakers (4.96%)

  2. Spanish

    21,116 speakers (3.19%)

  3. Haitian

    11,012 speakers (1.66%)

21.5% of Norfolk County, MA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Norfolk County, MA was Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese). 4.96% of the overall population of Norfolk County, MA are native Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) speakers. 3.19% speak Spanish and 1.66% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    9,251 ± 1,262

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    6,518 ± 1,681

  3. Korea

    3,721 ± 715

Norfolk County, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Norfolk County, MA awarded 6,257 degrees. The student population of Norfolk County, MA is skewed towards women, with 9,995 male students and 15,199 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Norfolk County, MA are White (3,210 and 56.6%), followed by Black or African American (816 and 14.4%), Hispanic or Latino (594 and 10.5%), and Unknown (493 and 8.69%).

The largest universities in Norfolk County, MA by number of degrees awarded are Babson College (1,052 and 16.8%), Curry College (816 and 13%), and Wellesley College (737 and 11.8%).

The most popular majors in Norfolk County, MA are General Business Administration & Management (1,447 and 23.1%), Registered Nursing (643 and 10.3%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (358 and 5.72%).

The median tuition costs in Norfolk County, MA are $34,822 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. 785 degrees awarded

  2. 298 degrees awarded

  3. 97 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Norfolk County, MA was General Business Administration & Management with 785 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,052 degrees awarded

  2. 816 degrees awarded

  3. 737 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$34,822

Median Private

In 2016, the Norfolk County, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Babson College with 1,052 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,489

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,768

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,489 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Norfolk County, MA, which is 0.661 times less than the 3,768 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

    3,210 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    816 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    594 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Norfolk County, MA were to White students. These 3,210 degrees mean that there were 3.93 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 816 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Norfolk County, MA was $473,400 in 2017, which is 2.18 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $446,100 to $473,400, a 6.12% increase. The homeownership rate in Norfolk County, MA is 70.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Norfolk County, MA have an average commute time of 32.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Norfolk County, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$100,829

Median Household Income

± $1,604

264k

Number of Households

± 8,027

In 2017, the median household income of the 264k households in Norfolk County, MA grew to $100,829 from the previous year's value of $92,696.

The following chart displays the households in Norfolk County, 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

$473,400

2017 Median

± $7,061

$446,100

2016 Median

± $8,492

In 2017, the median property value in Norfolk County, MA grew to to $473,400 from the previous year's value of $446,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Norfolk County, 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 Norfolk County, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.6%

2017 Homeownership

68.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.6% of the housing units in Norfolk County, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.6%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Norfolk County, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Norfolk County, MA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

32.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Norfolk County, MA have a longer commute time (32.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 4.16% of the workforce in Norfolk County, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    67.8%

  2. Public Transit

    14.4%

  3. Carpooled

    6.22%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Norfolk County, MA was Drove Alone (67.8%), followed by those who Public Transit (14.4%) and those who Carpooled (6.22%).

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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