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Suffolk County, MA&

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Population
784,230
0.79% growth
Median Age
32.7
Median Household Income
$61,796
8.85% growth
Poverty Rate
19.8%
Number of Employees
426,944
0.8% growth
Median Property Value
$472,500
9.3% growth

Economy

The economy of Suffolk County, MA employs 426,944 people. The economy of Suffolk County, MA is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Finance & Insurance; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 1.6; 1.36; and 1.31 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Suffolk County, MA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (72,386), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (51,872), and Educational Services (47,654), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,250), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($64,438), and Finance & Insurance ($62,412).

Median household income in Suffolk County, MA is $61,796. Males in Suffolk County, MA have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,849. The income inequality of Suffolk County, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Suffolk County, MA. In Suffolk County, MA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 151 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,271. Suffolk County, MA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Massachusetts.

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Diversity

Suffolk County, MA is home to a population of 784,230 people, from which 83.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Suffolk County, MA is composed of 357,299 White residents (45.6%), 176,666 Hispanic residents (22.5%), 156,601 Black residents (20%), 68,160 Asian residents (8.69%), and 19,254 Two+ residents (2.46%). The most common foreign languages in Suffolk County, MA are Spanish (134,188 speakers), Chinese (25,756 speakers), and French Creole (25,614 speakers), but compared to other places, Suffolk County, MA has a relative high number of French Creole (25,614 speakers), Portuguese (13,445 speakers), and Other Indo-European (4,862 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Suffolk County, MA awarded 39,955 degrees. The student population of Suffolk County, MA is skewed towards females, with 15,946 male students and 24,009 female students. Most students in Suffolk County, MA are White (19,159 and 48%), followed by Unknown (4,543 and 11.4%), Asian (3,490 and 8.73%), and Hispanic or Latino (2,791 and 6.99%). The largest universities in Suffolk County, MA by number of graduates are Boston University (10,379 and 26%), Northeastern University (6,178 and 15.5%), and University of Massachusetts-Boston (3,990 and 10%). The most popular majors in Suffolk County, MA are General Business Administration & Management (1,523 and 3.81%), Registered Nursing (951 and 2.38%), and General Psychology (917 and 2.3%). The median tuition costs in Suffolk County, MA are $41,088 for private four year colleges, and $13,110 and $31,698 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Suffolk County, MA is $472,500, which is 2.3 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $432,400 to $472,500, a 9.3% increase. The homeownership rate of Suffolk County, MA is 35.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Suffolk County, MA have an average commute time of 29.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Suffolk County, MA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

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