Woburn, MA

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Population

39,500

0.714% growth

Median Age

40.4


Median Household Income

$83,304

0.677% decline

Poverty Rate

5.98%


Number of Employees

22,223

0.244% growth

Median Property Value

$394,900

5.5% growth

About

In 2017, Woburn, MA had a population of 39.5k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $83,304. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Woburn, MA grew from 39,220 to 39,500, a 0.714% increase and its median household income declined from $83,872 to $83,304, a -0.677% decrease.

The population of Woburn, MA is 80.8% White Alone, 6.91% Asian Alone, and 5.7% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Woburn, MA speak a non-English language, and 89.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Woburn, MA are Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics (183 degrees awarded in 2016) and Millennium Training Institute (79 degrees).

The median property value in Woburn, MA is $394,900, and the homeownership rate is 62.2%. Most people in Woburn, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25 minutes. The average car ownership in Woburn, MA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Woburn, MA employs 22.2k people. The largest industries in Woburn, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,850 people), Retail Trade (2,438 people), and Educational Services (2,225 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($100,156), Public Administration ($90,313), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,970).

Median household income in Woburn, MA is $83,304. Males in Woburn, 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 Woburn, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$83,304

2017 value

± $4,713

-0.677%

1 Year Growth

± 8.98%

Households in Woburn, MA have a median annual income of $83,304, 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 $83,872 in 2016, which represents a -0.677% 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 Massachusetts made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Massachusetts by number of full-time 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 Massachusetts 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 Woburn, 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 3335.01

  2. Census Tract 3331

  3. Census Tract 3334

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Woburn, MA was Census Tract 3335.01 with a value of $110,402, followed by Census Tract 3331 and Census Tract 3334, with respective values of $91,002 and $90,748.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.98% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Woburn, MA (2.35k out of 39.2k 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 Females 35 - 44 and then Females < 5.

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

    1,431 ± 283

  2. Black

    474 ± 216

  3. Hispanic

    358 ± 178

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

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

22.2k

2017 Value

± 1,077

0.244%

1 Year growth

± 6.67%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Woburn, MA grew at a rate of 0.244%, from 22.2k employees to 22.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Woburn, MA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,770 people), Management Occupations (2,183 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,159 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Woburn, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Woburn, MA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,770 people), Management Occupations (2,183 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,159 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Woburn, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.57 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.48 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Woburn, MA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($111,111), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($92,222), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($83,929).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

22.2k

2017 Value

± 1,077

0.244%

1 Year growth

± 6.67%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Woburn, MA grew at a rate of 0.244%, from 22.2k employees to 22.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Woburn, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,850 people), Retail Trade (2,438 people), and Educational Services (2,225 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Woburn, MA, though some of these residents may live in Woburn, 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 Woburn, MA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,850 people), Retail Trade (2,438 people), and Educational Services (2,225 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Woburn, MA has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.34 times higher than expected), Information (1.31 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Woburn, MA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($100,156), Public Administration ($90,313), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,970).

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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 ($27.2B) and Electronics ($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

97.5% of the population of Woburn, MA has health coverage, with 59.8% on employee plans, 14.2% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 0.924% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Woburn, 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

2.5%

Uninsured

59.8%

Employer Coverage

14.2%

Medicaid

10.8%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

0.924%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Woburn, MA grew by 0.662% from 2.48% to 2.5%.

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

Woburn, MA is home to a population of 39.5k people, from which 89.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Woburn, MA residents were born outside of the country (7.09k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Woburn, MA is composed of 31.9k White Alone residents (80.8%), 2.73k Asian Alone residents (6.91%), 2.25k Black or African American Alone residents (5.7%), 1.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.54%), 694 Some Other Race Alone residents (1.76%), 506 Two or More Races residents (1.28%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Woburn, MA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Woburn, MA was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Woburn, MA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Woburn, MA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    7.09k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Woburn, MA residents (7.09k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Woburn, MA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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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 Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 88,014 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 84,884 and Brazil with 66,506.

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Citizenship

89.1%

2017 Citizenship

89.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.1% of Woburn, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Woburn, MA was 89.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    31.9k ± 1.05k

  2. Asian Alone

    2.73k ± 644

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.25k ± 820

In 2017, there were 11.7 times more White Alone residents (31.9k people) in Woburn, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.73k Asian Alone and 2.25k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Woburn, MA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Woburn, MA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Woburn, MA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    754 ± 182

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    263 ± 111

  3. World War II

    199 ± 86

Woburn, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Woburn, MA awarded 262 degrees. The student population of Woburn, MA is skewed towards women, with 29 male students and 260 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Woburn, MA are White (181 and 69.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (37 and 14.1%), Black or African American (26 and 9.92%), and Asian (9 and 3.44%).

The largest universities in Woburn, MA by number of degrees awarded are Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics (183 and 69.8%) and Millennium Training Institute (79 and 30.2%).

The most popular majors in Woburn, MA are Facial Treatment Specialist (99 and 37.8%), Master Aesthetician (77 and 29.4%), and Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping (23 and 8.78%).

The median tuition costs in Woburn, 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. 23 degrees awarded

  2. 21 degrees awarded

  3. 99 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Woburn, MA was Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping with 23 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Woburn, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 183 degrees awarded

  2. 79 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Woburn, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics with 183 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

18

Degrees Awarded to Men

244

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 18 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Woburn, MA, which is 0.0738 times less than the 244 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

    181 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    37 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    26 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Woburn, MA were to White students. These 181 degrees mean that there were 4.89 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 37 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Woburn, MA was $394,900 in 2017, which is 1.81 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $374,300 to $394,900, a 5.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Woburn, MA is 62.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Woburn, MA have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Woburn, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$83,304

Median Household Income

± $4,713

15.2k

Number of Households

± 865

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.2k households in Woburn, MA declined from $83,304 from the previous year's value of $83,872.

The following chart displays the households in Woburn, 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

$394,900

2017 Median

± $9,094

$374,300

2016 Median

± $6,189

In 2017, the median property value in Woburn, MA grew to to $394,900 from the previous year's value of $374,300.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

62.2%

2017 Homeownership

61.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.2% of the housing units in Woburn, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.7%.

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

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Commute Time

25 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Woburn, MA have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.85% of the workforce in Woburn, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.2%

  2. Carpooled

    7.34%

  3. Public Transit

    4.95%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Woburn, MA was Drove Alone (80.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.34%) and those who Public Transit (4.95%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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