Scituate, MA

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Population

5,749

5.08% growth

Median Age

47.5


Median Household Income

$117,973

5.35% growth

Poverty Rate

3.97%


Number of Employees

2,928

9.21% growth

Median Property Value

$488,500

2.58% growth

About

In 2017, Scituate, MA had a population of 5.75k people with a median age of 47.5 and a median household income of $117,973. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Scituate, MA grew from 5,471 to 5,749, a 5.08% increase and its median household income grew from $111,985 to $117,973, a 5.35% increase.

The population of Scituate, MA is 96.2% White Alone, 2.26% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.591% Two or More Races. 3% of the people in Scituate, MA speak a non-English language, and 96.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Scituate, MA is $488,500, and the homeownership rate is 80.1%. Most people in Scituate, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33 minutes. The average car ownership in Scituate, MA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Scituate, MA employs 2.93k people. The largest industries in Scituate, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (382 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (368 people), and Finance & Insurance (333 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($135,903), Manufacturing ($117,569), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($112,125).

Median household income in Scituate, MA is $117,973. Males in Scituate, 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 Scituate, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$117,973

2017 value

± $27,052

5.35%

1 Year Growth

± 30.1%

Households in Scituate, MA have a median annual income of $117,973, 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 $111,985 in 2016, which represents a 5.35% 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 Scituate, 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 Scituate, 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 Scituate, 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 5052

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scituate, MA was Census Tract 5052 with a value of $91,687, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

3.97% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scituate, MA (226 out of 5.69k 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 75+, followed by Males 12 - 14 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

    187 ± 110

  2. Two Or More

    30 ± 89

  3. Asian

    9 ± 87

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Scituate, MA is White, followed by Two Or More 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

2.93k

2017 Value

± 427

9.21%

1 Year growth

± 18.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Scituate, MA grew at a rate of 9.21%, from 2.68k employees to 2.93k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scituate, MA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (413 people), Management Occupations (404 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (375 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scituate, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Scituate, MA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (413 people), Management Occupations (404 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (375 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Scituate, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (3.03 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.54 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.18 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Scituate, MA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($131,625), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($130,074), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($118,929).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.93k

2017 Value

± 427

9.21%

1 Year growth

± 18.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Scituate, MA grew at a rate of 9.21%, from 2.68k employees to 2.93k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scituate, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (382 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (368 people), and Finance & Insurance (333 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scituate, MA, though some of these residents may live in Scituate, 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 Scituate, MA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (382 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (368 people), and Finance & Insurance (333 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Scituate, MA has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (2.43 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.8 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.72 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Scituate, MA, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($135,903), Manufacturing ($117,569), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($112,125).

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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

98.8% of the population of Scituate, MA has health coverage, with 60.5% on employee plans, 6.4% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 18.7% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Scituate, 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

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

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

1.2%

Uninsured

60.5%

Employer Coverage

6.4%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

18.7%

Non-Group

1.39%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scituate, MA grew by 70.2% from 0.702% to 1.2%.

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

Scituate, MA is home to a population of 5.75k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.38% of Scituate, MA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Scituate, MA is composed of 5.53k White Alone residents (96.2%), 130 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.26%), 34 Two or More Races residents (0.591%), 30 Asian Alone residents (0.522%), 24 Black or African American Alone residents (0.417%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Scituate, MA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (75 speakers), German (29 speakers), and Japanese (18 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

50

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.6

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Scituate, MA was 47.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Scituate, MA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Scituate, MA residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.38%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.72%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 9.38% of Scituate, 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 Scituate, MA was 4.72%, 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 Scituate, MA was China, the natal country of 88,014 Scituate, MA residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 84,884 and Brazil with 66,506.

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Citizenship

96.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.5% of Scituate, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Scituate, MA was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.53k ± 442

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    130 ± 186

  3. Two or More Races

    34 ± 39.2

In 2017, there were 42.5 times more White Alone residents (5.53k people) in Scituate, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 130 Hispanic or Latino and 34 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    75 speakers (1.46%)

  2. German

    29 speakers (0.566%)

  3. Japanese

    18 speakers (0.351%)

3% of Scituate, 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 Scituate, MA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.46% of the overall population of Scituate, MA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.566% speak German and 0.351% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Korea

    100 ± 59

  2. Vietnam

    93 ± 67

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    83 ± 63

Scituate, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Korea, 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Scituate, MA was $488,500 in 2017, which is 2.24 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $476,200 to $488,500, a 2.58% increase. The homeownership rate in Scituate, MA is 80.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Scituate, MA have an average commute time of 33 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Scituate, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$117,973

Median Household Income

± $27,052

2.26k

Number of Households

± 330

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.26k households in Scituate, MA grew to $117,973 from the previous year's value of $111,985.

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Housing

Property Value

$488,500

2017 Median

± $36,890

$476,200

2016 Median

± $31,865

In 2017, the median property value in Scituate, MA grew to to $488,500 from the previous year's value of $476,200.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

80.1%

2017 Homeownership

80.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.1% of the housing units in Scituate, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.5%.

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

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Commute Time

33 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scituate, MA have a longer commute time (33 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 9.21% of the workforce in Scituate, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69.8%

  2. Worked At Home

    13.7%

  3. Public Transit

    11.2%

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

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