Dukes County, MA

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Population

17,275

0.805% growth

Median Age

45.9


Median Household Income

$67,535

6.3% growth

Poverty Rate

8.4%


Number of Employees

9,172

5.81% growth

Median Property Value

$674,600

2.84% growth

About

In 2017, Dukes County, MA had a population of 17.3k people with a median age of 45.9 and a median household income of $67,535. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dukes County, MA grew from 17,137 to 17,275, a 0.805% increase and its median household income grew from $63,534 to $67,535, a 6.3% increase.

The population of Dukes County, MA is 87% White Alone, 4.58% Two or More Races, and 3.73% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Dukes County, MA speak a non-English language, and 95.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Dukes County, MA is $674,600, and the homeownership rate is 77.7%. Most people in Dukes County, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Dukes County, MA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Dukes County, MA employs 9.17k people. The largest industries in Dukes County, MA are Construction (1,117 people), Retail Trade (1,093 people), and Educational Services (955 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,574), Manufacturing ($60,625), and Public Administration ($56,250).

Median household income in Dukes County, MA is $67,535. Males in Dukes County, MA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,850. The income inequality in Dukes County, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$67,535

2017 value

± $8,612

6.3%

1 Year Growth

± 19.4%

Households in Dukes County, MA have a median annual income of $67,535, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,534 in 2016, which represents a 6.3% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,043

Average Male Salary

± $1,786

$62,850

Average Female Salary

± $1,306

In 2017, full-time male employees in Massachusetts made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,516 ± $4,051

  2. White

    $64,668 ± $1,113

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,586 ± $39,015

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Massachusetts workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dukes County, MA is from Massachusetts.

0.485

2017 Wage GINI

0.485

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.485 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0457% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Massachusetts across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2004

  2. Census Tract 2003

  3. Census Tract 2002

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dukes County, MA was Census Tract 2004 with a value of $86,000, followed by Census Tract 2003 and Census Tract 2002, with respective values of $75,404 and $66,091.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dukes County, MA (1.44k out of 17.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 75+ and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,262 ± 345

  2. Native American

    79 ± 97

  3. Black

    50 ± 107

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dukes County, MA is White, followed by Native American and Black.

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

9.17k

2017 Value

± 861

5.81%

1 Year growth

± 12.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dukes County, MA grew at a rate of 5.81%, from 8.67k employees to 9.17k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dukes County, MA, are Management Occupations (1,518 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (878 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (845 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dukes County, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dukes County, MA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,518 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (878 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (845 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dukes County, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.12 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (1.79 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dukes County, MA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($110,766), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($83,333), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($77,788).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.17k

2017 Value

± 861

5.81%

1 Year growth

± 12.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dukes County, MA grew at a rate of 5.81%, from 8.67k employees to 9.17k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dukes County, MA, are Construction (1,117 people), Retail Trade (1,093 people), and Educational Services (955 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Dukes County, MA, by number of employees, are Construction (1,117 people), Retail Trade (1,093 people), and Educational Services (955 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dukes County, MA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.18 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.96 times), and Construction (1.94 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dukes County, MA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,574), Manufacturing ($60,625), and Public Administration ($56,250).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $31.5B

  2. $27.2B

  3. $24.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $31.5B, followed by Mixed freight ($27.2B) and Electronics ($24.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Massachusetts products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$240B

2015 Value

$364B

Projected 2045 Value

51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $240B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $364B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Massachusetts trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $13.2B

  2. $13.2B

  3. $12.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Hampshire with $13.2B, followed by New York with $13.2B and Connecticut and $12.7B.

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

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Health

96.8% of the population of Dukes County, MA has health coverage, with 47.6% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 17.9% on non-group plans, and 0.262% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Dukes County, MA 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 1442 patients per year on average, which represents a 24.6% increase from the previous year (1157 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1568 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 192 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

1,442 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Dukes County, MA see an average of 1,442 patients per year. This represents a 24.6% increase from the previous year (1,157 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 neighboring states.

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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%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$10,559

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,302

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,922

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,899

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Massachusetts (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.78%, from $10,273 to $10,559.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.24%

Uninsured

47.6%

Employer Coverage

14.5%

Medicaid

16.4%

Medicare

17.9%

Non-Group

0.262%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dukes County, MA declined by 56.5% from 7.44% to 3.24%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Dukes County, MA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.4% prevalence

  2. 11.1% prevalence

  3. 10.8% prevalence

Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts, at 11.4%.

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

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Diversity

Dukes County, MA is home to a population of 17.3k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.57% of Dukes County, MA residents were born outside of the country (1.65k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Dukes County, MA is composed of 15k White Alone residents (87%), 792 Two or More Races residents (4.58%), 645 Black or African American Alone residents (3.73%), 280 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.62%), 271 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.57%), 213 Some Other Race Alone residents (1.23%), 53 Asian Alone residents (0.307%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Dukes County, MA was 45.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Dukes County, MA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Dukes County, MA residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.57%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.65k people

9.32%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.6k people

As of 2017, 9.57% of Dukes County, MA residents (1.65k 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 Dukes County, MA was 9.32%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. China

    88,014 ± 7,236 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    84,884 ± 7,108 people

  3. Brazil

    66,506 ± 6,300 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 88,014 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 84,884 and Brazil with 66,506.

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Citizenship

95.9%

2017 Citizenship

95.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.9% of Dukes County, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Dukes County, MA was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15k ± 146

  2. Two or More Races

    792 ± 281

  3. Black or African American Alone

    645 ± 210

In 2017, there were 19 times more White Alone residents (15k people) in Dukes County, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 792 Two or More Races and 645 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    253 ± 92

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    68 ± 101

  3. Korea

    60 ± 46

Dukes County, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dukes County, MA was $674,600 in 2017, which is 3.1 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $656,000 to $674,600, a 2.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Dukes County, MA is 77.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dukes County, MA have an average commute time of 13.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dukes County, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$67,535

Median Household Income

± $8,612

6.14k

Number of Households

± 568

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.14k households in Dukes County, MA grew to $67,535 from the previous year's value of $63,534.

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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Housing

Property Value

$674,600

2017 Median

± $29,662

$656,000

2016 Median

± $26,088

In 2017, the median property value in Dukes County, MA grew to to $674,600 from the previous year's value of $656,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Dukes County, 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 Dukes County, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Dukes County, MA 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

77.7%

2017 Homeownership

76.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.7% of the housing units in Dukes County, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.5%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in 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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

13.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dukes County, MA have a shorter commute time (13.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.453% of the workforce in Dukes County, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.6%

  2. Worked At Home

    8.15%

  3. Walked

    5.22%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Dukes County, MA was Drove Alone (73.6%), followed by those who Worked At Home (8.15%) and those who Walked (5.22%).

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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