Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA

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Population
119,087
0.721% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
Median Age
41.2

Poverty Rate
4.33%

Median Household Income
$101,431
2.65% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$384,900
2.78% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
59,893
0.711% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA had a population of 119k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $101,431. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA grew from 118,234 to 119,087, a 0.721% increase and its median household income grew from $98,810 to $101,431, a 2.65% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (12.3%), White (Hispanic) (4.21%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.01%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.29%). 21.7% of the people in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA speak a non-English language, and 91.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA are Spa Tech Institute-Westboro (78 degrees awarded in 2017) and Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District (24 degrees).

The median property value in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA is $384,900, and the homeownership rate is 72.4%. Most people in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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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.

Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA 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 John Kerry, who resigned to 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 Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA is home to a population of 119k people, from which 91.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 17.2% of Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (20.5k people).

In 2018, there were 6.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (89.8k people) in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.6k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.02k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA are Spanish (5,057 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (2,431 speakers), and Portuguese (1,886 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    89.8k ± 1.62k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    14.6k ± 794
  3. White (Hispanic)
    5.02k ± 880
6.32%
Hispanic Population
7.52k people

In 2018, there were 6.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (89.8k people) in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.6k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.02k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.32% of the people in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA are hispanic (7.52k people).

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,057 speakers (4.49%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    2,431 speakers (2.16%)
  3. Portuguese
    1,886 speakers (1.67%)

21.7% of Worcester County (East Central) 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 (East Central) PUMA, MA was Spanish. 4.49% of the overall population of Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA are native Spanish speakers. 2.16% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 1.67% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

17.2%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
20.5k people
15.9%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
18.6k people

As of 2018, 17.2% of Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA residents (20.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA was 15.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    6,440 ± 1,916 people
  2. China
    2,571 ± 1,231 people
  3. Brazil
    1,799 ± 1,033 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA was India, the natal country of 6,440 Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA residents, followed by China with 2,571 and Brazil with 1,799.

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Citizenship

91.5%
2018 Citizenship
91.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 91.5% of Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA was 91.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,924 ± 286
  2. Korea
    707 ± 152
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    646 ± 165

Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA is $101,431. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Worcester County (East Central) 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 (East Central) PUMA, MA have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $70,026. The income inequality in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA employs 59.9k people. The largest industries in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA are Elementary & secondary schools (4,198 people), Computer Systems Design (3,218 people), and Construction (3,000 people), and the highest paying industries are Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($164,691), Communications, & audio & video equipment manufacturing ($149,794), and Offices of physicians ($146,816).

Wages

Median Household Income

$101,431
2018 value
± $3,269
2.65%
1 Year Growth
± 5.12%

Households in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA have a median annual income of $101,431, 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 $98,810 in 2017, which represents a 2.65% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$100,715
Average Male Salary in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA
± $13,302
$70,026
Average Female Salary in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA
± $9,197

In 2017, full-time male employees in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Worcester County (East Central) 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 (East Central) PUMA, MA
  1. Asian
    $87,760 ± $18,893
  2. White
    $73,900 ± $8,701
  3. Two or More Races
    $61,819 ± $39,172

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA.

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Wage Distribution

0.464
2017 Wage GINI in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA
0.465
2016 Wage GINI in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA

In 2017, the income inequality in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.09% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Worcester County (East Central) 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 (East Central) 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 (East Central) PUMA, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.33% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA (5.12k out of 118k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 65 - 74.

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
    3,694 ± 451
  2. Asian
    738 ± 224
  3. Hispanic
    558 ± 198

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA is White, followed by Asian 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

59.9k
2017 Value
0.711%
1 Year growth
± 0.711%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 0.711%, from 59.5k employees to 59.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA, are Software developers, applications & systems software (2,450 people), Miscellaneous managers (2,210 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,780 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Software developers, applications & systems software (2,450 people), Miscellaneous managers (2,210 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,780 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other (5.55 times higher than expected), Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, & reinforcing iron & rebar workers (5.45 times), and Software developers, applications & systems software (4.97 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($237,629), Chief executives & legislators ($195,854), and Dentists ($186,570).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

59.9k
2017 Value
0.711%
1 Year growth
± 0.711%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 0.711%, from 59.5k employees to 59.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,198 people), Computer Systems Design (3,218 people), and Construction (3,000 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Worcester County (East Central) 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 (East Central) PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,198 people), Computer Systems Design (3,218 people), and Construction (3,000 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of Software publishing (13.4 times higher than expected), Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing (9.16 times), and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing (5.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($164,691), Communications, & audio & video equipment manufacturing ($149,794), and Offices of physicians ($146,816).

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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 in Massachusetts
$364B
Projected 2045 Value in Massachusetts
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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Education

In 2017, universities in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA awarded 102 degrees. The student population of Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA is skewed towards women, with 7 male students and 139 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA are White (71 and 69.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (15 and 14.7%), Two or More Races (5 and 4.9%), and Asian (3 and 2.94%).

The largest universities in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA by number of degrees awarded are Spa Tech Institute-Westboro (78 and 76.5%) and Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District (24 and 23.5%).

The most popular majors in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (51 and 50%), Massage Therapy (27 and 26.5%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (24 and 23.5%).

The median tuition costs in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, 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. 0 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 27 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA was Polarity Therapy with 0 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 78 degrees awarded
  2. 24 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Spa Tech Institute-Westboro with 78 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

6
Degrees Awarded to Men
96
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 6 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA, which is 0.0625 times less than the 96 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
    71 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    15 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    5 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA were to White students. These 71 degrees mean that there were 4.73 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 15 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA was $384,900 in 2018, which is 1.68 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $374,500 to $384,900, a 2.78% increase. The homeownership rate in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA is 72.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 28.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$384,900
2018 Median
± $6,188
$374,500
2017 Median
± $4,871

In 2018, the median property value in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA grew to to $384,900 from the previous year's value of $374,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Worcester County (East Central) 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 (East Central) PUMA, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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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.
$101,431
Median Household Income
± $3,269
43.4k
Number of Households
± 1,302

In 2018, the median household income of the 43.4k households in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA grew to $101,431 from the previous year's value of $98,810.

The following chart displays the households in Worcester County (East Central) 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 $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.4%
2018 Homeownership
72%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 72.4% of the housing units in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72%.

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

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Commute Time

28.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA have a longer commute time (28.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 4.81% of the workforce in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    81.7%
  2. Carpooled
    7.19%
  3. Worked At Home
    6.18%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA was Drove Alone (81.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.19%) and those who Worked At Home (6.18%).

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 (East Central) 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 (East Central) PUMA, MA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

98.1% of the population of Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 67.1% on employee plans, 9.92% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 0.534% 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 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Massachusetts.
954 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Massachusetts

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).

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

1.87%
Uninsured
67.1%
Employer Coverage
9.92%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
10.2%
Non-Group
0.534%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Worcester County (East Central) PUMA, MA N/A by N/A from N/A% to 1.87%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Worcester County (East Central) 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. 11.4% 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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