Dukes County, MA

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2020 Population
17,430
0.682% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
49
4.03% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
7.47%
1.25% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$77,318
7.67% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$794,000
13.5% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Dukes County, MA had a population of 17.4k people with a median age of 49 and a median household income of $77,318. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Dukes County, MA grew from 17,312 to 17,430, a 0.682% increase and its median household income grew from $71,811 to $77,318, a 7.67% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dukes County, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.05%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (2.03%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.43%).

None of the households in Dukes County, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.4% of the residents in Dukes County, MA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Dukes County, MA was $794,000, and the homeownership rate was 72.5%.

Most people in Dukes County, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Dukes County, MA was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Dukes County, MA is home to a population of 17.4k people, from which 94.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 12.3% of Dukes County, MA residents were born outside of the country (2.15k people).

In 2020, there were 18.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.6k people) in Dukes County, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 785 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 706 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.4%
2020 Citizenship
95.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.4% of Dukes County, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Dukes County, MA was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dukes County, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.6k ± 304
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    785 ± 303
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    706 ± 215
3.51%
Hispanic Population
612 people

In 2020, there were 18.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.6k people) in Dukes County, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 785 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 706 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.51% of the people in Dukes County, MA are hispanic (612 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Dukes County, MA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.15k people
11.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.92k people

As of 2020, 12.3% of Dukes County, MA residents (2.15k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dukes County, MA was 11.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    403 ± 178
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    126 ± 99
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    73 ± 75

Dukes County, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Dukes County, MA employs 8.9k people. The largest industries in Dukes County, MA are Construction (1,342 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,217 people), and Educational Services (897 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($130,031), Information ($85,112), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($71,250).

Occupations

8.9k
2020 Value
± 803
1.97%
1 Year growth
± 12.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Dukes County, MA grew at a rate of 1.97%, from 8.73k employees to 8.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dukes County, MA, are Management Occupations (1,298 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (919 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (914 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dukes County, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.9k
2020 Value
± 803
1.97%
1 Year growth
± 12.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Dukes County, MA grew at a rate of 1.97%, from 8.73k employees to 8.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dukes County, MA, are Construction (1,342 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,217 people), and Educational Services (897 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dukes County, MA, though some of these residents may live in Dukes County, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,577
Median earning men ± $6,172
$41,659
Median earning women ± $6,883

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($59,013), Public Administration ($57,222), and Construction ($53,469).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($103,300), Information ($85,168), and Public Administration ($60,729).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 297
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 250
    Retail Trade
  3. 221
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $37.4B
  2. $29.6B
  3. $28.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $37.4B, followed by Electronics ($29.6B) and Mixed freight ($28.4B).

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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$314B
2020 Value in Massachusetts
$627B
Projected 2050 Value in Massachusetts
99.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $314B. This is expected to increase 99.9% to $627B by 2050.

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. $31B
  2. $23.4B
  3. $14.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $31B, followed by New Hampshire with $23.4B and Connecticut and $14.9B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Dukes County, MA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 77% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (20.4%), followed by Other (1.48%).

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.

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 the seat following the resignation of 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.

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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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.959% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.04% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.34M), Bachelors Degree (1.3M), and Some college (1.02M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Dukes County, MA was $794,000 in 2020, which is 3.46 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $699,500 to $794,000, a 13.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Dukes County, MA is 72.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Dukes County, MA have an average commute time of 14.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dukes County, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Dukes County, MA is $77,318. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Dukes County, MA was Census Tract 2004 with a value of $98,511, followed by Census Tract 2002 and Census Tract 2003, with respective values of $90,313 and $78,419.

Property

$794,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$50,071
$4,990
Median Property Taxes
±$510

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dukes County, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

72.5%
Homeownership
2020
66.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 72.5% of the housing units in Dukes County, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2004
  2. Census Tract 2002
  3. Census Tract 2003

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dukes County, MA was Census Tract 2004 with a value of $98,511, followed by Census Tract 2002 and Census Tract 2003, with respective values of $90,313 and $78,419.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Dukes County, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$77,318
Median Household Income
± $11,503
6.89k
Number of Households
± 646

In 2020, the median household income of the 6.89k households in Dukes County, MA grew to $77,318 from the previous year's value of $71,811.

The following chart displays the households in Dukes County, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dukes County, MA is from Massachusetts.
0.48
2020 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.483
2019 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2020, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.544% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (67.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (17.7%)
  3. Carpooled (7.67%)

In 2020, 67.7% of workers in Dukes County, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (17.7%) and those who carpooled to work (7.67%).

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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Commute Time

14.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dukes County, MA have a shorter commute time (14.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.49% of the workforce in Dukes County, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Dukes County, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dukes County, MA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.47% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dukes County, MA (1.29k out of 17.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dukes County, 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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94.4% of the population of Dukes County, MA has health coverage, with 38.6% on employee plans, 17.8% on Medicaid, 19.7% on Medicare, 17.8% on non-group plans, and 0.548% 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 Dukes County, MA see 1928 patients per year on average, which represents a 22.4% increase from the previous year (1575 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1444 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 142 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,928 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Dukes County, MA

Primary care physicians in Dukes County, MA see an average of 1,928 patients per year. This represents a 22.4% increase from the previous year (1,575 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18% under 18 years, 15.9% between 18 and 34 years, 41.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.6%
Uninsured
38.6%
Employer Coverage
17.8%
Medicaid
19.7%
Medicare
17.8%
Non-Group
0.548%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dukes County, MA grew by 6.44% from 5.26% to 5.6%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 28.4% in Dukes County, MA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 3.85% in Dukes County, MA.

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