Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA

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Population
144,370
0.905% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
Median Age
39.1

Poverty Rate
6.62%

Median Household Income
$107,531
3.35% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$596,400
6.65% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
71,852
1.76% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA had a population of 144k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $107,531. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA grew from 143,075 to 144,370, a 0.905% increase and its median household income grew from $104,048 to $107,531, a 3.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (16.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.86%), White (Hispanic) (4.16%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.3%). 29.4% of the people in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA speak a non-English language, and 86.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Middlesex County--Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA are Brandeis University (2,339 degrees awarded in 2017), Bentley University (1,866 degrees), and Middlesex Community College (166887) (1,324 degrees).

The median property value in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA is $596,400, and the homeownership rate is 64.3%. Most people in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns 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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The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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.

Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Massachusetts over time, colored by their political party.

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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 Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA is home to a population of 144k people, from which 86.9% are citizens. As of 2018, 25.2% of Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (36.3k people).

In 2018, there were 4.11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (98.6k people) in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 7.02k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA are Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (8,780 speakers), Spanish (8,411 speakers), and Hindi (1,735 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    98.6k ± 1.67k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    24k ± 1.16k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.02k ± 944
7.44%
Hispanic Population
10.7k people

In 2018, there were 4.11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (98.6k people) in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 7.02k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.44% of the people in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA are hispanic (10.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    8,780 speakers (6.41%)
  2. Spanish
    8,411 speakers (6.14%)
  3. Hindi
    1,735 speakers (1.27%)

29.4% of Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA was Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese). 6.41% of the overall population of Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA are native Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) speakers. 6.14% speak Spanish and 1.27% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

25.2%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
36.3k people
24.3%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
34.5k people

As of 2018, 25.2% of Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA residents (36.3k 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 Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA was 24.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 1
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA was 39.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    6,039 ± 1,867 people
  2. China
    5,267 ± 1,749 people
  3. Guatemala
    2,754 ± 1,276 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA was India, the natal country of 6,039 Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA residents, followed by China with 5,267 and Guatemala with 2,754.

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Citizenship

86.9%
2018 Citizenship
87.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 86.9% of Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA was 87.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,655 ± 277
  2. Korea
    1,015 ± 191
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    598 ± 175

Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA is $107,531. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns 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 Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $80,205. The income inequality in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA employs 71.9k people. The largest industries in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,127 people), Hospitals (4,549 people), and Computer Systems Design (4,301 people), and the highest paying industries are Nondepository credit & related activities ($185,679), Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($182,253), and Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($159,088).

Wages

Median Household Income

$107,531
2018 value
± $3,061
3.35%
1 Year Growth
± 4%

Households in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA have a median annual income of $107,531, 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 $104,048 in 2017, which represents a 3.35% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$105,861
Average Male Salary in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA
± $13,441
$80,205
Average Female Salary in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA
± $11,274

In 2017, full-time male employees in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA made 1.32 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns 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 Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA
  1. Asian
    $91,543 ± $17,312
  2. White
    $81,606 ± $9,619
  3. Two or More Races
    $56,140 ± $42,074

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.12 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA.

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Wage Distribution

0.482
2017 Wage GINI in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA
0.483
2016 Wage GINI in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA

In 2017, the income inequality in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.161% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns 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 Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns 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 Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns 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

6.62% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA (9.04k out of 137k 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 Males 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
    5,012 ± 548
  2. Asian
    2,230 ± 524
  3. Hispanic
    1,987 ± 454

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns 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

71.9k
2017 Value
1.76%
1 Year growth
± 1.76%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 1.76%, from 70.6k employees to 71.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA, are Software developers, applications & systems software (3,752 people), Miscellaneous managers (3,224 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,931 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Software developers, applications & systems software (3,752 people), Miscellaneous managers (3,224 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,931 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Other Physical Scientists (9.63 times higher than expected), Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other (9.58 times), and Computer & information research scientists (8.13 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($232,008), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($226,241), and Dentists ($224,486).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

71.9k
2017 Value
1.76%
1 Year growth
± 1.76%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 1.76%, from 70.6k employees to 71.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,127 people), Hospitals (4,549 people), and Computer Systems Design (4,301 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns 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 Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,127 people), Hospitals (4,549 people), and Computer Systems Design (4,301 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of Software publishing (8.71 times higher than expected), Scientific research & development services (8.15 times), and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing (7.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Nondepository credit & related activities ($185,679), Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($182,253), and Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($159,088).

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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 Middlesex County--Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA awarded 5,557 degrees. The student population of Middlesex County--Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA is skewed towards women, with 8,965 male students and 10,576 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Middlesex County--Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA are White (2,870 and 64.5%), followed by Asian (544 and 12.2%), Hispanic or Latino (448 and 10.1%), and Unknown (265 and 5.95%).

The largest universities in Middlesex County--Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA by number of degrees awarded are Brandeis University (2,339 and 42.1%), Bentley University (1,866 and 33.6%), and Middlesex Community College (166887) (1,324 and 23.8%).

The most popular majors in Middlesex County--Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA are General Business Administration & Management (411 and 7.4%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (353 and 6.35%), and Accounting (279 and 5.02%).

The median tuition costs in Middlesex County--Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA are $48,915 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. 210 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 162 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 157 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Middlesex County--Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA was General Finance with 210 degree-majorss awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,339 degrees awarded
  2. 1,866 degrees awarded
  3. 1,324 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$48,915
Median Private

In 2017, the Middlesex County--Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brandeis University with 2,339 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,465
Degrees Awarded to Men
3,092
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,465 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Middlesex County--Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA, which is 0.797 times less than the 3,092 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Middlesex County--Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,870 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    544 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    448 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Middlesex County--Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA were to White students. These 2,870 degrees mean that there were 5.28 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 544 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA was $596,400 in 2018, which is 2.6 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $559,200 to $596,400, a 6.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA is 64.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 26.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$596,400
2018 Median
± $8,362
$559,200
2017 Median
± $8,913

In 2018, the median property value in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA grew to to $596,400 from the previous year's value of $559,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns 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 Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns 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.
$107,531
Median Household Income
± $3,061
53.2k
Number of Households
± 1,446

In 2018, the median household income of the 53.2k households in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA grew to $107,531 from the previous year's value of $104,048.

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

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Rent vs Own

64.3%
2018 Homeownership
64.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 64.3% of the housing units in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA have a longer commute time (26.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.92% of the workforce in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    73.2%
  2. Carpooled
    7.64%
  3. Public Transit
    6.44%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA was Drove Alone (73.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.64%) and those who Public Transit (6.44%).

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 Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

97.9% of the population of Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 62.3% on employee plans, 9.74% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.19% 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

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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

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$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

2.09%
Uninsured
62.3%
Employer Coverage
9.74%
Medicaid
11.7%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.19%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns PUMA, MA N/A by N/A from N/A% to 2.09%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Waltham City, Lexington, Burlington, Bedford & Lincoln Towns 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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