Saugus, MA

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Population

28,037

0.951% growth

Median Age

45.7


Median Household Income

$82,188

4.87% growth

Poverty Rate

8.13%


Number of Employees

15,120

2.56% growth

Median Property Value

$361,600

2.52% growth

About

In 2017, Saugus, MA had a population of 28k people with a median age of 45.7 and a median household income of $82,188. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Saugus, MA grew from 27,773 to 28,037, a 0.951% increase and its median household income grew from $78,372 to $82,188, a 4.87% increase.

The population of Saugus, MA is 86.3% White Alone, 4.84% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.6% Asian Alone. 16.5% of the people in Saugus, MA speak a non-English language, and 95.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Saugus, MA is $361,600, and the homeownership rate is 80.7%. Most people in Saugus, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Saugus, MA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Saugus, MA employs 15.1k people. The largest industries in Saugus, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,509 people), Retail Trade (1,700 people), and Educational Services (1,467 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,288), Public Administration ($71,719), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,250).

Median household income in Saugus, MA is $82,188. Males in Saugus, 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 Saugus, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$82,188

2017 value

± $4,998

4.87%

1 Year Growth

± 8.56%

Households in Saugus, MA have a median annual income of $82,188, 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 $78,372 in 2016, which represents a 4.87% 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 Saugus, 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 Saugus, 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 Saugus, 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 2084

  2. Census Tract 2081.01

  3. Census Tract 2083

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Saugus, MA was Census Tract 2084 with a value of $98,438, followed by Census Tract 2081.01 and Census Tract 2083, with respective values of $76,457 and $76,120.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Saugus, MA (2.26k out of 27.8k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 65 - 74.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,009 ± 383

  2. Hispanic

    213 ± 148

  3. Asian

    157 ± 165

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

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

15.1k

2017 Value

± 955

2.56%

1 Year growth

± 8.39%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Saugus, MA grew at a rate of 2.56%, from 14.7k employees to 15.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Saugus, MA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,485 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,635 people), and Management Occupations (1,607 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Saugus, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Saugus, MA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,485 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,635 people), and Management Occupations (1,607 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Saugus, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.83 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.5 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Saugus, MA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($132,563), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($89,669), and Legal Occupations ($83,611).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.1k

2017 Value

± 955

2.56%

1 Year growth

± 8.39%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Saugus, MA grew at a rate of 2.56%, from 14.7k employees to 15.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Saugus, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,509 people), Retail Trade (1,700 people), and Educational Services (1,467 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Saugus, MA, though some of these residents may live in Saugus, 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 Saugus, MA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,509 people), Retail Trade (1,700 people), and Educational Services (1,467 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Saugus, MA has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.02 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.39 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Saugus, MA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($83,288), Public Administration ($71,719), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,250).

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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

97.1% of the population of Saugus, MA has health coverage, with 56.1% on employee plans, 14.3% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 0.513% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Saugus, 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%).

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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

2.9%

Uninsured

56.1%

Employer Coverage

14.3%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

13%

Non-Group

0.513%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Saugus, MA declined by 3.23% from 3% to 2.9%.

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

Saugus, MA is home to a population of 28k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 12.7% of Saugus, MA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Saugus, MA is composed of 24.2k White Alone residents (86.3%), 1.36k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.84%), 1.29k Asian Alone residents (4.6%), 748 Black or African American Alone residents (2.67%), 335 Two or More Races residents (1.19%), 127 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.453%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Saugus, MA are Portuguese or Portuguese Creole (1,061 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (892 speakers), and Italian (722 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.7

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Saugus, MA was 45.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Saugus, MA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Saugus, MA residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 12.7% of Saugus, 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 Saugus, MA was 12.3%, 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 Saugus, MA was China, the natal country of 88,014 Saugus, MA residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 84,884 and Brazil with 66,506.

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Citizenship

95.7%

2017 Citizenship

95.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.7% of Saugus, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Saugus, MA was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    24.2k ± 805

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.36k ± 525

  3. Asian Alone

    1.29k ± 583

In 2017, there were 17.8 times more White Alone residents (24.2k people) in Saugus, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.36k Hispanic or Latino and 1.29k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

    1,061 speakers (4.01%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    892 speakers (3.38%)

  3. Italian

    722 speakers (2.73%)

16.5% of Saugus, 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 Saugus, MA was Portuguese or Portuguese Creole. 4.01% of the overall population of Saugus, MA are native Portuguese or Portuguese Creole speakers. 3.38% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 2.73% speak Portuguese or Portuguese Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    600 ± 154

  2. Korea

    200 ± 101

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    161 ± 96

Saugus, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Saugus, MA was $361,600 in 2017, which is 1.66 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $352,700 to $361,600, a 2.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Saugus, MA is 80.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Saugus, MA have an average commute time of 29.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Saugus, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$82,188

Median Household Income

± $4,998

10.2k

Number of Households

± 694

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.2k households in Saugus, MA grew to $82,188 from the previous year's value of $78,372.

The following chart displays the households in Saugus, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$361,600

2017 Median

± $6,352

$352,700

2016 Median

± $4,483

In 2017, the median property value in Saugus, MA grew to to $361,600 from the previous year's value of $352,700.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

80.7%

2017 Homeownership

79%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.7% of the housing units in Saugus, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79%.

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

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Commute Time

29.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Saugus, MA have a longer commute time (29.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.76% of the workforce in Saugus, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.57%

  3. Public Transit

    8.06%

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

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