Norton Center, MA

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Population

2,892

5.86% growth

Median Age

21.3


Median Household Income

$113,150

1.82% growth

Poverty Rate

16.6%


Number of Employees

1,485

9.84% growth

Median Property Value

$327,300

2.73% growth

About

In 2017, Norton Center, MA had a population of 2.89k people with a median age of 21.3 and a median household income of $113,150. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Norton Center, MA grew from 2,732 to 2,892, a 5.86% increase and its median household income grew from $111,131 to $113,150, a 1.82% increase.

The population of Norton Center, MA is 81.5% White Alone, 6.26% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.57% Black or African American Alone. 13% of the people in Norton Center, MA speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Norton Center, MA are Wheaton College (168281) (479 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Norton Center, MA is $327,300, and the homeownership rate is 84.8%. Most people in Norton Center, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Norton Center, MA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Norton Center, MA employs 1.49k people. The largest industries in Norton Center, MA are Educational Services (519 people), Retail Trade (154 people), and Finance & Insurance (131 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($71,250), Construction ($64,722), and Finance & Insurance ($62,853).

Median household income in Norton Center, MA is $113,150. Males in Norton Center, MA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,850. The income inequality in Norton Center, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$113,150

2017 value

± $27,372

1.82%

1 Year Growth

± 29.7%

Households in Norton Center, MA have a median annual income of $113,150, 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 $111,131 in 2016, which represents a 1.82% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,043

Average Male Salary

± $1,786

$62,850

Average Female Salary

± $1,306

In 2017, full-time male employees in Norton Center, MA made 1.34 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 Norton Center, 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 Norton Center, 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 6111.02

  2. Census Tract 6112.02

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Norton Center, MA was Census Tract 6111.02 with a value of $104,844, followed by Census Tract 6112.02 and N/A, with respective values of $81,715 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Norton Center, MA (231 out of 1.39k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

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

    179 ± 106

  2. Black

    37 ± 74

  3. Hispanic

    22 ± 63

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Norton Center, MA is White, followed by Black 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

1.49k

2017 Value

± 208

9.84%

1 Year growth

± 19.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Norton Center, MA grew at a rate of 9.84%, from 1.35k employees to 1.49k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Norton Center, MA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (267 people), Sales & Related Occupations (167 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (141 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Norton Center, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Norton Center, MA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (267 people), Sales & Related Occupations (167 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (141 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Norton Center, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.48 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.04 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Norton Center, MA, by median earnings, are Construction & Extraction Occupations ($72,734), Natural Resources, Construction, & Maintenance Occupations ($63,125), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($60,972).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.49k

2017 Value

± 208

9.84%

1 Year growth

± 19.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Norton Center, MA grew at a rate of 9.84%, from 1.35k employees to 1.49k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Norton Center, MA, are Educational Services (519 people), Retail Trade (154 people), and Finance & Insurance (131 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Norton Center, MA, though some of these residents may live in Norton Center, 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 Norton Center, MA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (519 people), Retail Trade (154 people), and Finance & Insurance (131 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Norton Center, MA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (7.63 times higher than expected), Educational Services (3.77 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Norton Center, MA, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($71,250), Construction ($64,722), and Finance & Insurance ($62,853).

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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

95.1% of the population of Norton Center, MA has health coverage, with 55.7% on employee plans, 8.06% on Medicaid, 4.25% on Medicare, 26% on non-group plans, and 1.11% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Norton Center, 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

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

4.88%

Uninsured

55.7%

Employer Coverage

8.06%

Medicaid

4.25%

Medicare

26%

Non-Group

1.11%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Norton Center, MA declined by 19.3% from 6.04% to 4.88%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Norton Center, 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

Norton Center, MA is home to a population of 2.89k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.29% of Norton Center, MA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Norton Center, MA is composed of 2.36k White Alone residents (81.5%), 181 Hispanic or Latino residents (6.26%), 161 Black or African American Alone residents (5.57%), 102 Asian Alone residents (3.53%), 80 Two or More Races residents (2.77%), 12 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.415%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Norton Center, MA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (117 speakers), Chinese (88 speakers), and Portuguese or Portuguese Creole (29 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

21

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

20

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Norton Center, MA was 21.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 21, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 20. But people in Norton Center, MA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Norton Center, MA residents was 21.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.29%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.97%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.29% of Norton Center, MA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Norton Center, MA was 8.97%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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 Norton Center, MA was China, the natal country of 88,014 Norton Center, MA residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 84,884 and Brazil with 66,506.

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Citizenship

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

94%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Norton Center, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Norton Center, MA was 94%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.36k ± 322

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    181 ± 71.7

  3. Black or African American Alone

    161 ± 73

In 2017, there were 13 times more White Alone residents (2.36k people) in Norton Center, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 181 Hispanic or Latino and 161 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 Norton Center, MA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    117 speakers (4.11%)

  2. Chinese

    88 speakers (3.09%)

  3. Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

    29 speakers (1.02%)

13% of Norton Center, MA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Norton Center, MA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.11% of the overall population of Norton Center, MA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 3.09% speak Chinese and 1.02% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    52 ± 31

  2. Korea

    9 ± 18

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    7 ± 19

Norton Center, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Norton Center, MA awarded 479 degrees. The student population of Norton Center, MA is skewed towards women, with 627 male students and 1,024 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Norton Center, MA are White (348 and 79.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (27 and 6.18%), Black or African American (25 and 5.72%), and Asian (21 and 4.81%).

The largest universities in Norton Center, MA by number of degrees awarded are Wheaton College (168281) (479 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Norton Center, MA are General Psychology (60 and 12.5%), General Business Administration & Management (38 and 7.93%), and General Economics (35 and 7.31%).

The median tuition costs in Norton Center, MA are $48,694 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. 60 degrees awarded

  2. 38 degrees awarded

  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Norton Center, MA was General Psychology with 60 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

479 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$48,694

Median Private

In 2016, the Norton Center, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wheaton College (168281) with 479 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

147

Degrees Awarded to Men

332

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 147 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Norton Center, MA, which is 0.443 times less than the 332 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

    348 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    27 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    25 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Norton Center, MA were to White students. These 348 degrees mean that there were 12.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 27 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Norton Center, MA was $327,300 in 2017, which is 1.5 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $318,600 to $327,300, a 2.73% increase. The homeownership rate in Norton Center, MA is 84.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Norton Center, MA have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Norton Center, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$113,150

Median Household Income

± $27,372

455

Number of Households

± 107

In 2017, the median household income of the 455 households in Norton Center, MA grew to $113,150 from the previous year's value of $111,131.

The following chart displays the households in Norton Center, 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 $100k - $125k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$327,300

2017 Median

± $24,922

$318,600

2016 Median

± $31,326

In 2017, the median property value in Norton Center, MA grew to to $327,300 from the previous year's value of $318,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Norton Center, 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 Norton Center, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

84.8%

2017 Homeownership

81.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 84.8% of the housing units in Norton Center, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Norton Center, 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 Norton Center, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Norton Center, MA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Norton Center, MA have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.65% of the workforce in Norton Center, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    46%

  2. Walked

    35.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.93%

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

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