Swampscott, MA

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Population

14,563

2.2% growth

Median Age

44.1


Median Household Income

$105,169

1.86% growth

Poverty Rate

6.13%


Number of Employees

7,263

0.466% decline

Median Property Value

$450,600

0.715% growth

About

In 2017, Swampscott, MA had a population of 14.6k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $105,169. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Swampscott, MA grew from 14,250 to 14,563, a 2.2% increase and its median household income grew from $103,244 to $105,169, a 1.86% increase.

The population of Swampscott, MA is 92% White Alone, 3.51% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.16% Two or More Races. 18.7% of the people in Swampscott, MA speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Swampscott, MA is $450,600, and the homeownership rate is 77.9%. Most people in Swampscott, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Swampscott, MA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Swampscott, MA employs 7.26k people. The largest industries in Swampscott, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,224 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,174 people), and Educational Services (851 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($117,583), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($106,563), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($106,458).

Median household income in Swampscott, MA is $105,169. Males in Swampscott, 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 Swampscott, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$105,169

2017 value

± $7,057

1.86%

1 Year Growth

± 8.38%

Households in Swampscott, MA have a median annual income of $105,169, 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 $103,244 in 2016, which represents a 1.86% 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 Swampscott, 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 Swampscott, 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 Swampscott, 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 2022

  2. Census Tract 2021.01

  3. Census Tract 2021.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Swampscott, MA was Census Tract 2022 with a value of $124,472, followed by Census Tract 2021.01 and Census Tract 2021.02, with respective values of $108,659 and $78,538.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Swampscott, MA (883 out of 14.4k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 12 - 14.

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

    837 ± 270

  2. Hispanic

    28 ± 98

  3. Two Or More

    19 ± 100

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

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

7.26k

2017 Value

± 618

-0.466%

1 Year decline

± 11.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Swampscott, MA declined at a rate of -0.466%, from 7.3k employees to 7.26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Swampscott, MA, are Management Occupations (1,160 people), Sales & Related Occupations (816 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (714 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Swampscott, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Swampscott, MA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,160 people), Sales & Related Occupations (816 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (714 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Swampscott, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.86 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (2.77 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.17 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Swampscott, MA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($210,500), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($102,308), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($96,157).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.26k

2017 Value

± 618

-0.466%

1 Year decline

± 11.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Swampscott, MA declined at a rate of -0.466%, from 7.3k employees to 7.26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Swampscott, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,224 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,174 people), and Educational Services (851 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Swampscott, MA, though some of these residents may live in Swampscott, 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 Swampscott, MA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,224 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,174 people), and Educational Services (851 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Swampscott, MA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.97 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.31 times), and Public Administration (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Swampscott, MA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($117,583), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($106,563), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($106,458).

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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

98.7% of the population of Swampscott, MA has health coverage, with 58% on employee plans, 11.3% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 0.326% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Swampscott, 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

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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

1.27%

Uninsured

58%

Employer Coverage

11.3%

Medicaid

14.5%

Medicare

14.6%

Non-Group

0.326%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Swampscott, MA declined by 16.4% from 1.52% to 1.27%.

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

Swampscott, MA is home to a population of 14.6k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 11.4% of Swampscott, MA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Swampscott, MA is composed of 13.4k White Alone residents (92%), 511 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.51%), 460 Two or More Races residents (3.16%), 104 Asian Alone residents (0.714%), 91 Black or African American Alone residents (0.625%), 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 Swampscott, MA are Russian (747 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (594 speakers), and Greek (317 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.3

54

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Swampscott, MA was 44.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in Swampscott, MA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Swampscott, MA residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

11.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 11.4% of Swampscott, 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 Swampscott, MA was 11.5%, 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 Swampscott, MA was China, the natal country of 88,014 Swampscott, MA residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 84,884 and Brazil with 66,506.

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Citizenship

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

96.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Swampscott, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Swampscott, MA was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    13.4k ± 384

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    511 ± 279

  3. Two or More Races

    460 ± 260

In 2017, there were 26.2 times more White Alone residents (13.4k people) in Swampscott, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 511 Hispanic or Latino and 460 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 Swampscott, MA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Russian

    747 speakers (5.72%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    594 speakers (4.55%)

  3. Greek

    317 speakers (2.43%)

18.7% of Swampscott, 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 Swampscott, MA was Russian. 5.72% of the overall population of Swampscott, MA are native Russian speakers. 4.55% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 2.43% speak Russian, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    170 ± 73

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    124 ± 95

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    63 ± 46

Swampscott, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Swampscott, MA was $450,600 in 2017, which is 2.07 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $447,400 to $450,600, a 0.715% increase. The homeownership rate in Swampscott, MA is 77.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Swampscott, MA have an average commute time of 31.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Swampscott, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$105,169

Median Household Income

± $7,057

5.46k

Number of Households

± 450

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.46k households in Swampscott, MA grew to $105,169 from the previous year's value of $103,244.

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Housing

Property Value

$450,600

2017 Median

± $15,756

$447,400

2016 Median

± $13,751

In 2017, the median property value in Swampscott, MA grew to to $450,600 from the previous year's value of $447,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Swampscott, 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 Swampscott, 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 Swampscott, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Swampscott, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

77.9%

2017 Homeownership

76.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.9% of the housing units in Swampscott, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Swampscott, 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 Swampscott, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Swampscott, MA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

31.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Swampscott, MA have a longer commute time (31.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.22% of the workforce in Swampscott, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.5%

  2. Public Transit

    12.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.98%

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

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