Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA

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Population
155,621
0.504% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
Median Age
41.3

Poverty Rate
7.32%

Median Household Income
$78,729
3.67% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$277,200
2.51% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
78,301
0.638% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA had a population of 156k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $78,729. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA grew from 154,841 to 155,621, a 0.504% increase and its median household income grew from $75,941 to $78,729, a 3.67% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.4%), White (Hispanic) (4.32%), Other (Hispanic) (2.18%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.71%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.69%). 10.9% of the households in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98% of the residents in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA are Nichols College (434 degrees awarded in 2019) and Southern Worcester County Regional Vocational School District (27 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was $277,200, and the homeownership rate was 70.5%. Most people in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29 minutes. The average car ownership in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Massachusetts, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Massachusetts (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Massachusetts across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 59.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (32.3%), followed by Gary Johnson (4.08%). The most partisan county was Suffolk County, MA with 79.6% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Massachusetts
59.1% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Massachusetts
  1. 79.6% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 73% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 67.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Massachusetts was Suffolk County, MA with 79.6% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Massachusetts colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to replace John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Massachusetts over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Massachusetts have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA is home to a population of 156k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2018, 5.17% of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (8.04k people).

In 2018, there were 20.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (136k people) in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.72k White (Hispanic) and 3.39k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA are Spanish (8,449 speakers), French (Incl. Cajun) (1,387 speakers), and Polish (1,243 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    136k ± 1.52k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    6.72k ± 936
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    3.39k ± 756
7.5%
Hispanic Population
11.7k people

In 2018, there were 20.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (136k people) in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.72k White (Hispanic) and 3.39k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.5% of the people in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA are hispanic (11.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    8,449 speakers (5.73%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    1,387 speakers (0.941%)
  3. Polish
    1,243 speakers (0.843%)

10.9% of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was Spanish. 5.73% of the overall population of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA are native Spanish speakers. 0.941% speak French (Incl. Cajun) and 0.843% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.17%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
8.04k people
5.47%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
8.42k people

As of 2018, 5.17% of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA residents (8.04k people) 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 Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was 5.47%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
47
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was 41.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Poland
    898 ± 734 people
  2. Canada
    662 ± 630 people
  3. Brazil
    564 ± 582 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was Poland, the natal country of 898 Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA residents, followed by Canada with 662 and Brazil with 564.

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Citizenship

98%
2018 Citizenship
98%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98% of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,016 ± 398
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,580 ± 354
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,119 ± 239

Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA is $78,729. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was Norfolk (Northeast) & Middlesex (Southeast) Counties (West of Boston City) PUMA, MA with a value of $181,737, followed by Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA and Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA, with respective values of $125,976 and $125,183.

Males in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,368. The income inequality in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.439, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA employs 78.3k people. The largest industries in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA are Elementary & secondary schools (5,082 people), Construction (4,934 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,100 people), and the highest paying industries are Office supplies & stationery stores ($190,863), Scientific research & development services ($139,216), and Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing ($137,991).

Wages

Median Household Income

$78,729
2018 value
± $1,969
3.67%
1 Year Growth
± 3.34%

Households in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA have a median annual income of $78,729, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $75,941 in 2017, which represents a 3.67% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$80,299
Average Male Salary in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA
± $9,116
$61,368
Average Female Salary in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA
± $6,890

In 2019, full-time male employees in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA
  1. White
    $60,740 ± $5,372
  2. Asian
    $59,981 ± $38,000
  3. Black
    $46,988 ± $21,636

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

0.439
2019 Wage GINI in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA
0.44
2018 Wage GINI in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA

In 2019, the income inequality in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was 0.439 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.361% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was Norfolk (Northeast) & Middlesex (Southeast) Counties (West of Boston City) PUMA, MA with a value of $181,737, followed by Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA and Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA, with respective values of $125,976 and $125,183.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.32% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA (11.2k out of 153k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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
    8,698 ± 703
  2. Hispanic
    2,540 ± 396
  3. Other
    1,036 ± 286

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

78.3k
2019 Value
-0.638%
1 Year decline
± -0.638%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA declined at a rate of -0.638%, from 78.8k employees to 78.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA, are Other managers (2,361 people), Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (2,073 people), and Registered nurses (2,059 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Other managers (2,361 people), Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (2,073 people), and Registered nurses (2,059 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators (5.75 times higher than expected), Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians (5.13 times), and Tour & travel guides (4.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Other Physical Scientists ($201,090), Physicians ($198,755), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($198,596).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

78.3k
2019 Value
-0.638%
1 Year decline
± -0.638%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA declined at a rate of -0.638%, from 78.8k employees to 78.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,082 people), Construction (4,934 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,100 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Worcester County (South) PUMA, 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 Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,082 people), Construction (4,934 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,100 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of Cutlery & hand tool manufacturing (9.6 times higher than expected), Navigational, measuring, electromedical, & control instruments manufacturing (6.04 times), and Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing (5.02 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Office supplies & stationery stores ($190,863), Scientific research & development services ($139,216), and Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing ($137,991).

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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. $33.2B
  2. $30.5B
  3. $29.4B

In 2018, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $33.2B, followed by Mixed freight ($30.5B) and Electronics ($29.4B).

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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$277B
2018 Value in Massachusetts
$573B
Projected 2045 Value in Massachusetts
107% growth

In 2018, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $277B. This is expected to increase 107% to $573B 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. $23.6B
  2. $17.6B
  3. $13B

In 2018, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $23.6B, followed by New Hampshire with $17.6B and Connecticut and $13B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Massachusetts shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2019, universities in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA awarded 461 degrees. The student population of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA is skewed towards men, with 946 male students and 644 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA are White (363 and 80.7%), followed by Black or African American (34 and 7.56%), Hispanic or Latino (31 and 6.89%), and Two or More Races (16 and 3.56%).

The largest universities in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA by number of degrees awarded are Nichols College (434 and 94.1%) and Southern Worcester County Regional Vocational School District (27 and 5.86%).

The most popular majors in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA are General Business Administration & Management (102 and 22.1%), General Business (72 and 15.6%), and Accounting (50 and 10.8%).

The median tuition costs in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA are $34,615 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. 68 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 40 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 35 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was General Business with 68 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 434 degrees awarded
  2. 27 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$34,615
Median Private

In 2019, the Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Nichols College with 434 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

246
Degrees Awarded to Men
215
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 246 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA, which is 1.14 times more than the 215 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    363 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    34 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    31 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was White students. These 363 degrees mean that there were 10.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 34 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA was $277,200 in 2018, which is 1.21 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $270,400 to $277,200, a 2.51% increase. The homeownership rate in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA is 70.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$277,200
2018 Median
± $4,482
$270,400
2017 Median
± $4,423

In 2018, the median property value in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA grew to to $277,200 from the previous year's value of $270,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Worcester County (South) PUMA, 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 Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$78,729
Median Household Income
± $1,969
57.8k
Number of Households
± 1,609

In 2018, the median household income of the 57.8k households in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA grew to $78,729 from the previous year's value of $75,941.

The following chart displays the households in Worcester County (South) PUMA, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.5%
2018 Homeownership
70.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 70.5% of the housing units in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

29 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA have a longer commute time (29 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.4% of the workforce in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (84.5%)
  2. Carpooled (6.18%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.12%)

In 2018, 84.5% of workers in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.18%) and those who worked at home (5.12%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

97.8% of the population of Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 59.5% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.13% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see 968 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (968 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 930 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 153 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Plymouth County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.1%). Additionally, Hampden County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (30.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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968 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Massachusetts

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 968 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (968 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Massachusetts in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Massachusetts.
$10,559
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Massachusetts
$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

2.24%
Uninsured
59.5%
Employer Coverage
16%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
1.13%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA declined by 16.6% from 2.69% to 2.24%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Worcester County (South) PUMA, 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. 11.1% prevalence
  2. 10.7% prevalence
  3. 10.6% prevalence

Plymouth County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts, at 11.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts by county over multiple years.

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