Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA

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2022 Population
107,098
15.6% 1-year decline
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.7
3.14% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
4.06%
22.9% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$153,439
16.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$675,200
41.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA had a population of 107k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $153,439. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA declined from 126,913 to 107,098, a −15.6% decrease and its median household income grew from $131,226 to $153,439, a 16.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (12.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.05%), White (Hispanic) (1.84%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.65%).

20.8% of the households in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, 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.

91.7% of the residents in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA was $675,200, and the homeownership rate was 78.9%.

Most people in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA is home to a population of 107k people, from which 91.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 17.5% of Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (18.7k people).

In 2022, there were 6.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (82.7k people) in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.6k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.26k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA are Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (3,460 households), Spanish (3,380 households), and Russian (1,985 households).

Citizenship

91.7%
2022 Citizenship
92%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.7% of Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA was 92%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    82.7k ± 1.76k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    13.6k ± 1.22k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.26k ± 608
4.52%
Hispanic Population
4.84k people

In 2022, there were 6.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (82.7k people) in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.6k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.26k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.52% of the people in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA are hispanic (4.84k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

17.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
18.7k people
15.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
20.1k people

As of 2022, 17.5% of Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA residents (18.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA was 15.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    3,460 households (3.4%)
  2. Spanish
    3,380 households (3.32%)
  3. Russian
    1,985 households (1.95%)

20.8% of the households in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA was Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese). 3.4% of the households in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA reported speaking Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,208 ± 248
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    815 ± 265
  3. Korea
    330 ± 219

Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA employs 59k people. The largest industries in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA are Elementary & secondary schools (3,885 people), Computer Systems Design (3,747 people), and Construction (3,725 people), and the highest paying industries are Data processing, hosting & related services ($450,212), Wired telecommunications carriers ($283,865), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($263,710).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
29,816
Women
46.7%
33,967
Men
53.3%

The workforce of Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA in 2020 was 63,783 people, with 46.7% woman, and 53.3% men.

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Occupations

59k
2022 Value
−9.6%
1 Year decline
± −9.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA declined at a rate of −9.6%, from 65.3k employees to 59k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA, are Software developers (2,738 people), Other managers (2,482 people), and Chief executives & legislators (1,494 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

59k
2022 Value
−9.6%
1 Year decline
± −9.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA declined at a rate of −9.6%, from 65.3k employees to 59k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,885 people), Computer Systems Design (3,747 people), and Construction (3,725 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, 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

$113,676
Median earning men ± $2,236
$68,202
Median earning women ± $3,645

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($176,154), Manufacturing ($158,367), and Information ($157,841).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($116,563), Manufacturing ($95,806), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($92,670).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.61%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.67M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 2.61% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.5%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%).

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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.848% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (27.3k), Graduate Degree (25.2k), and High School or Equivalent (14.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA was $675,200 in 2022, which is 2.4 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $478,200 to $675,200, a 41.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA is 78.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 33.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA is $153,439. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA was Norfolk County (Northwest)--Needham, Wellesley & Westwood PUMA, MA with a value of $198,790, followed by Middlesex County--Lexington, Burlington & Wilmington PUMA, MA and Middlesex County (West Central) PUMA, MA, with respective values of $172,007 and $157,236.

Property

$675,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,488
$33,089
Median Property Taxes
±$986

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 Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

78.9%
Homeownership
2022
59.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.9% of the housing units in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.7%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA was Norfolk County (Northwest)--Needham, Wellesley & Westwood PUMA, MA with a value of $198,790, followed by Middlesex County--Lexington, Burlington & Wilmington PUMA, MA and Middlesex County (West Central) PUMA, MA, with respective values of $172,007 and $157,236.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, 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.
$153,439
Median Household Income
± $6,559
41.9k
Number of Households
± 1,472

In 2022, the median household income of the 41.9k households in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA grew to $153,439 from the previous year's value of $131,226.

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Wage Distribution

0.495
2022 Wage GINI in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA
0.494
2021 Wage GINI in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA

In 2022, the income inequality in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA was 0.495 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (65.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (22.7%)
  3. Public Transit (5.15%)

In 2022, 65.2% of workers in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (22.7%) and those who used public transit to get to work (5.15%).

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Commute Time

33.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA have a longer commute time (33.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.88% of the workforce in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, 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 Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

4.06% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA (4.33k out of 106k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

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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Health

98.7% of the population of Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 68% on employee plans, 5.94% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 0.393% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see 960 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.826% decrease from the previous year (968 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 930 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 145 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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960 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Massachusetts

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 960 patients per year. This represents a 0.826% decrease from the previous year (968 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 15.1% between 18 and 34 years, 43.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.34%
Uninsured
68%
Employer Coverage
5.94%
Medicaid
12.4%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
0.393%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, MA declined by 37.1% from 2.13% to 1.34%.

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