Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA

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Population

147,725

0.155% growth

Median Age

37.9


Median Household Income

$122,668

7.57% growth

Poverty Rate

7.23%


Number of Employees

73,133

2.41% growth

Median Property Value

$840,900

7.81% growth

About

In 2017, Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA had a population of 148k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $122,668. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA grew from 147,497 to 147,725, a 0.155% increase and its median household income grew from $114,039 to $122,668, a 7.57% increase.

The population of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA is 72.8% White Alone, 14.8% Asian Alone, and 5.64% Hispanic or Latino. 28.5% of the people in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA speak a non-English language, and 88.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA are Boston College (4,914 degrees awarded in 2017), Lasell College (496 degrees), and BCI (319 degrees).

The median property value in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA is $840,900, and the homeownership rate is 62.2%. Most people in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA employs 73.1k people. The largest industries in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (9,370 people), Hospitals (8,381 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,206 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($214,181), Communications, & audio & video equipment manufacturing ($202,693), and Offices of physicians ($197,798).

Median household income in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA is $122,668. Males in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA have an average income that is 1.51 times higher than the average income of females, which is $95,644. The income inequality in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.514, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$122,668

2017 value

± $4,261

7.57%

1 Year Growth

± 4.17%

Households in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA have a median annual income of $122,668, 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 $114,039 in 2016, which represents a 7.57% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$144,777

Average Male Salary

± $19,838

$95,644

Average Female Salary

± $14,170

In 2017, full-time male employees in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA made 1.51 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $106,583 ± $12,778

  2. Asian

    $96,731 ± $24,134

  3. Two or More Races

    $71,551 ± $51,398

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.514

2017 Wage GINI

0.518

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was 0.514 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.631% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Newton City & Brookline Town 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 Newton City & Brookline Town 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 Newton City & Brookline Town 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

7.23% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA (10k out of 139k 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 Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    6,198 ± 687

  2. Asian

    2,176 ± 356

  3. Hispanic

    1,168 ± 280

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newton City & Brookline Town 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

73.1k

2017 Value

2.41%

1 Year growth

± 2.41%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 2.41%, from 71.4k employees to 73.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, are Postsecondary teachers (4,182 people), Physicians & surgeons (4,091 people), and Miscellaneous managers (3,451 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Postsecondary teachers (4,182 people), Physicians & surgeons (4,091 people), and Miscellaneous managers (3,451 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other (25.7 times higher than expected), Other Physical Scientists (10.9 times), and Physicians & surgeons (9.2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents ($342,200), Economists ($232,973), and Physicians & surgeons ($229,761).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

73.1k

2017 Value

2.41%

1 Year growth

± 2.41%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 2.41%, from 71.4k employees to 73.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (9,370 people), Hospitals (8,381 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,206 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Newton City & Brookline Town 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 Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (9,370 people), Hospitals (8,381 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,206 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of Software publishing (9.24 times higher than expected), Scientific research & development services (7.26 times), and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing (4.96 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($214,181), Communications, & audio & video equipment manufacturing ($202,693), and Offices of physicians ($197,798).

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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. $30.9B

  2. $29.2B

  3. $27.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $30.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($29.2B) and Electronics ($27.7B).

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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$260B

2020 Value

$364B

Projected 2045 Value

40% growth

In 2020, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $260B. This is expected to increase 40% 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. $14.6B

  2. $13.9B

  3. $13.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $14.6B, followed by Connecticut with $13.9B and New Hampshire and $13.9B.

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

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Health

98% of the population of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 67.7% on employee plans, 6.54% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 0.206% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA 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

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954 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

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).

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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

1.97%

Uninsured

67.7%

Employer Coverage

6.54%

Medicaid

11.1%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

0.206%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 1.97%.

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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

Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA is home to a population of 148k people, from which 88.9% are citizens. As of 2016, 23.2% of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (34.3k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA is composed of 108k White Alone residents (72.8%), 21.9k Asian Alone residents (14.8%), 8.33k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.64%), 4.71k Two or More Races residents (3.19%), 4.58k Black or African American Alone residents (3.1%), 466 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.315%), 112 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0758%), and 24 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0162%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA are Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (9,530 speakers), Spanish (6,125 speakers), and Russian (5,684 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was 37.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

23.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

34.3k people

23.4%

2015 Foreign-Born Population

34.4k people

As of 2016, 23.2% of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA residents (34.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2015, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was 23.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. China

    5,677 ± 1,814 people

  2. Russia

    2,215 ± 1,147 people

  3. India

    1,931 ± 1,072 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was China, the natal country of 5,677 Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA residents, followed by Russia with 2,215 and India with 1,931.

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Citizenship

88.9%

2017 Citizenship

89%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88.9% of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was 89%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    108k ± 1.86k

  2. Asian Alone

    21.9k ± 1.26k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8.33k ± 925

In 2017, there were 4.91 times more White Alone residents (108k people) in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.9k Asian Alone and 8.33k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    9,530 speakers (6.78%)

  2. Spanish

    6,125 speakers (4.36%)

  3. Russian

    5,684 speakers (4.04%)

28.5% of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese). 6.78% of the overall population of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA are native Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) speakers. 4.36% speak Spanish and 4.04% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,128 ± 173

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    575 ± 198

  3. World War II

    575 ± 116

Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA awarded 6,839 degrees. The student population of Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA is skewed towards women, with 8,909 male students and 11,851 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA are White (3,948 and 63.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (646 and 10.4%), Unknown (508 and 8.19%), and Asian (472 and 7.61%).

The largest universities in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA by number of degrees awarded are Boston College (4,914 and 71.9%), Lasell College (496 and 7.25%), and BCI (319 and 4.66%).

The most popular majors in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA are General Economics (400 and 5.85%), General Finance (347 and 5.07%), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (312 and 4.56%).

The median tuition costs in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA are $32,950 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. 347 degrees awarded

  2. 284 degrees awarded

  3. 373 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was General Finance with 347 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,914 degrees awarded

  2. 496 degrees awarded

  3. 319 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$32,950

Median Private

In 2017, the Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Boston College with 4,914 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,806

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,033

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,806 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, which is 0.696 times less than the 4,033 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

    3,948 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    646 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    508 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA were to White students. These 3,948 degrees mean that there were 6.11 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 646 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was $840,900 in 2017, which is 3.66 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $780,000 to $840,900, a 7.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA is 62.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$840,900

2017 Median

± $14,130

$780,000

2016 Median

± $16,800

In 2017, the median property value in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA grew to to $840,900 from the previous year's value of $780,000.

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Household Income

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$122,668

Median Household Income

± $4,261

55.7k

Number of Households

± 1,515

In 2017, the median household income of the 55.7k households in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA grew to $122,668 from the previous year's value of $114,039.

The following chart displays the households in Newton City & Brookline Town 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 Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

62.2%

2017 Homeownership

61.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.2% of the housing units in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA have a longer commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.914% of the workforce in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    51.9%

  2. Public Transit

    19.8%

  3. Walked

    10.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA was Drove Alone (51.9%), followed by those who Public Transit (19.8%) and those who Walked (10.3%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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