Turners Falls, MA

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Population

4,124

1.23% growth

Median Age

43.5


Median Household Income

$36,642

10.3% growth

Poverty Rate

21.4%


Number of Employees

1,803

4.64% growth

Median Property Value

$190,600

1.49% growth

About

In 2017, Turners Falls, MA had a population of 4.12k people with a median age of 43.5 and a median household income of $36,642. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Turners Falls, MA grew from 4,074 to 4,124, a 1.23% increase and its median household income grew from $33,218 to $36,642, a 10.3% increase.

The population of Turners Falls, MA is 87% White Alone, 5.82% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.03% Two or More Races. 5.12% of the people in Turners Falls, MA speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Turners Falls, MA are Hallmark Institute of Photography (67 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Turners Falls, MA is $190,600, and the homeownership rate is 50.8%. Most people in Turners Falls, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Turners Falls, MA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Turners Falls, MA employs 1.8k people. The largest industries in Turners Falls, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (401 people), Manufacturing (253 people), and Retail Trade (217 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,389), Public Administration ($54,063), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,818).

Median household income in Turners Falls, MA is $36,642. Males in Turners Falls, 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 Turners Falls, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,642

2017 value

± $11,024

10.3%

1 Year Growth

± 38.7%

Households in Turners Falls, MA have a median annual income of $36,642, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $33,218 in 2016, which represents a 10.3% 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 Turners Falls, 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 Turners Falls, 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 Turners Falls, 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 407.01

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Turners Falls, MA was Census Tract 407.01 with a value of $40,750, 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 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Turners Falls, MA (882 out of 4.12k 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 Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    689 ± 180

  2. Black

    94 ± 94

  3. Two Or More

    82 ± 85

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

1.8k

2017 Value

± 254

4.64%

1 Year growth

± 19.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Turners Falls, MA grew at a rate of 4.64%, from 1.72k employees to 1.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Turners Falls, MA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (300 people), Production Occupations (170 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (153 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Turners Falls, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Turners Falls, MA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (300 people), Production Occupations (170 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (153 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Turners Falls, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (2.95 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.9 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Turners Falls, MA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($78,015), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($77,772), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($71,200).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.8k

2017 Value

± 254

4.64%

1 Year growth

± 19.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Turners Falls, MA grew at a rate of 4.64%, from 1.72k employees to 1.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Turners Falls, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (401 people), Manufacturing (253 people), and Retail Trade (217 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Turners Falls, MA, though some of these residents may live in Turners Falls, 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 Turners Falls, MA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (401 people), Manufacturing (253 people), and Retail Trade (217 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Turners Falls, MA has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (2.17 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.61 times), and Manufacturing (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Turners Falls, MA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,389), Public Administration ($54,063), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,818).

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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

96% of the population of Turners Falls, MA has health coverage, with 32.2% on employee plans, 27.7% on Medicaid, 16% on Medicare, 18.7% on non-group plans, and 1.41% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Turners Falls, 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%).

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

4.05%

Uninsured

32.2%

Employer Coverage

27.7%

Medicaid

16%

Medicare

18.7%

Non-Group

1.41%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Turners Falls, MA grew by 1.84% from 3.98% to 4.05%.

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

Turners Falls, MA is home to a population of 4.12k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.57% of Turners Falls, MA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Turners Falls, MA is composed of 3.59k White Alone residents (87%), 240 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.82%), 166 Two or More Races residents (4.03%), 94 Black or African American Alone residents (2.28%), 32 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.776%), 6 Asian Alone residents (0.145%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Turners Falls, MA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (106 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (30 speakers), and Chinese (30 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.4

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 22.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Turners Falls, MA was 43.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Turners Falls, MA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Turners Falls, MA residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.57%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.18%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.57% of Turners Falls, 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 Turners Falls, MA was 5.18%, 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 Turners Falls, MA was China, the natal country of 88,014 Turners Falls, MA residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 84,884 and Brazil with 66,506.

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Citizenship

96.8%

2017 Citizenship

96.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.8% of Turners Falls, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Turners Falls, MA was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.59k ± 352

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    240 ± 161

  3. Two or More Races

    166 ± 91.8

In 2017, there were 14.9 times more White Alone residents (3.59k people) in Turners Falls, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 240 Hispanic or Latino and 166 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 Turners Falls, MA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    106 speakers (2.56%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    30 speakers (0.724%)

  3. Chinese

    30 speakers (0.724%)

5.12% of Turners Falls, 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 Turners Falls, MA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.56% of the overall population of Turners Falls, MA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.724% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.724% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (1990s)

    68 ± 58

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    65 ± 55

  3. Vietnam

    62 ± 41

Turners Falls, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Turners Falls, MA awarded 67 degrees. The student population of Turners Falls, MA is skewed towards women, with 3 male students and 7 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Turners Falls, MA are White (53 and 79.1%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (5 and 7.46%), Asian (4 and 5.97%), and Black or African American (4 and 5.97%).

The largest universities in Turners Falls, MA by number of degrees awarded are Hallmark Institute of Photography (67 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Turners Falls, MA are Photography (67 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Turners Falls, MA are $N/A 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. 67 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Turners Falls, MA was Photography with 67 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

67 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Turners Falls, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Hallmark Institute of Photography with 67 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

19

Degrees Awarded to Men

48

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 19 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Turners Falls, MA, which is 0.396 times less than the 48 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

    53 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    5 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    4 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Turners Falls, MA were to White students. These 53 degrees mean that there were 10.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 5 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Turners Falls, MA was $190,600 in 2017, which is 0.876 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $187,800 to $190,600, a 1.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Turners Falls, MA is 50.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Turners Falls, MA have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Turners Falls, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$36,642

Median Household Income

± $11,024

2k

Number of Households

± 267

In 2017, the median household income of the 2k households in Turners Falls, MA grew to $36,642 from the previous year's value of $33,218.

The following chart displays the households in Turners Falls, 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$190,600

2017 Median

± $9,707

$187,800

2016 Median

± $7,684

In 2017, the median property value in Turners Falls, MA grew to to $190,600 from the previous year's value of $187,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Turners Falls, 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 Turners Falls, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $175k - $200k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

50.8%

2017 Homeownership

48.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 50.8% of the housing units in Turners Falls, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 48.9%.

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

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Commute Time

17.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Turners Falls, MA have a shorter commute time (17.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.362% of the workforce in Turners Falls, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.28%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.65%

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

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