Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA

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Population
111,374
0.4% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
Median Age
43.7

Poverty Rate
6.58%

Median Household Income
$85,258
3.42% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$279,100
3.68% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
52,014
2.09% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA had a population of 111k people with a median age of 43.7 and a median household income of $85,258. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA grew from 110,930 to 111,374, a 0.4% increase and its median household income grew from $82,437 to $85,258, a 3.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.5%), White (Hispanic) (2.79%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.08%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.9%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.81%). 7.7% of the people in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA is $279,100, and the homeownership rate is 80%. Most people in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32 minutes. The average car ownership in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Massachusetts, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Massachusetts (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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.

Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) 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 Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA is home to a population of 111k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2018, 5.6% of Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (6.24k people).

In 2018, there were 32.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99.7k people) in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.1k White (Hispanic) and 2.31k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA are Spanish (2,873 speakers), French (Incl. Cajun) (779 speakers), and Portuguese (561 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    99.7k ± 1.22k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.1k ± 689
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.31k ± 539
4.34%
Hispanic Population
4.84k people

In 2018, there were 32.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99.7k people) in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.1k White (Hispanic) and 2.31k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.34% of the people in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA are hispanic (4.84k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    2,873 speakers (2.72%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    779 speakers (0.737%)
  3. Portuguese
    561 speakers (0.531%)

7.7% of Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) 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 & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA was Spanish. 2.72% of the overall population of Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA are native Spanish speakers. 0.737% speak French (Incl. Cajun) and 0.531% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.6%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
6.24k people
5.15%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
5.69k people

As of 2018, 5.6% of Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA residents (6.24k 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 Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA was 5.15%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
50
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA was 43.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    640 ± 619 people
  2. China
    402 ± 491 people
  3. Brazil
    317 ± 437 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA was Canada, the natal country of 640 Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA residents, followed by China with 402 and Brazil with 317.

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Citizenship

97.8%
2018 Citizenship
98%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.8% of Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,507 ± 314
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,071 ± 235
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    844 ± 228

Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA is $85,258. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) 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 & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,682. The income inequality in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA employs 52k people. The largest industries in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA are Elementary & secondary schools (3,853 people), Construction (3,243 people), and Hospitals (2,627 people), and the highest paying industries are Nondepository credit & related activities ($188,399), Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing ($155,658), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($143,882).

Wages

Median Household Income

$85,258
2018 value
± $4,711
3.42%
1 Year Growth
± 6.24%

Households in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA have a median annual income of $85,258, 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 $82,437 in 2017, which represents a 3.42% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$85,119
Average Male Salary in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA
± $12,173
$62,682
Average Female Salary in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA
± $10,087

In 2017, full-time male employees in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) 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 & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA
  1. Asian
    $91,179 ± $62,558
  2. White
    $63,870 ± $7,495
  3. Black
    $63,482 ± $39,674

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.43 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA.

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Wage Distribution

0.458
2017 Wage GINI in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA
0.453
2016 Wage GINI in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA

In 2017, the income inequality in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.11% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA across various wage buckets compared 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 & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) 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 & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.58% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA (7k out of 106k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    6,084 ± 627
  2. Hispanic
    550 ± 263
  3. Other
    371 ± 253

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

52k
2017 Value
2.09%
1 Year growth
± 2.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 2.09%, from 50.9k employees to 52k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA, are Miscellaneous managers (2,197 people), Registered nurses (1,819 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,075 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (2,197 people), Registered nurses (1,819 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,075 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Appraisers & assessors of real estate (7.59 times higher than expected), Computer hardware engineers (6.43 times), and Architectural & engineering managers (5.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Computer hardware engineers ($202,987), Chief executives & legislators ($197,008), and Physicians & surgeons ($164,767).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

52k
2017 Value
2.09%
1 Year growth
± 2.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 2.09%, from 50.9k employees to 52k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,853 people), Construction (3,243 people), and Hospitals (2,627 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) 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 & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,853 people), Construction (3,243 people), and Hospitals (2,627 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of Cutlery & hand tool manufacturing (21.1 times higher than expected), Fuel dealers (10.2 times), and Software publishing (6.14 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Nondepository credit & related activities ($188,399), Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing ($155,658), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($143,882).

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA was $279,100 in 2018, which is 1.22 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $269,200 to $279,100, a 3.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA is 80%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 32 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$279,100
2018 Median
± $5,629
$269,200
2017 Median
± $6,172

In 2018, the median property value in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA grew to to $279,100 from the previous year's value of $269,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) 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 & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) 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.
$85,258
Median Household Income
± $4,711
39.8k
Number of Households
± 1,319

In 2018, the median household income of the 39.8k households in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA grew to $85,258 from the previous year's value of $82,437.

The following chart displays the households in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

80%
2018 Homeownership
80.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 80% of the housing units in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

32 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA have a longer commute time (32 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 5.39% of the workforce in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) 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
    82.6%
  2. Carpooled
    7.33%
  3. Worked At Home
    5.64%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA was Drove Alone (82.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.33%) and those who Worked At Home (5.64%).

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 & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) 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 & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

97.5% of the population of Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 61% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.24% 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

2.46%
Uninsured
61%
Employer Coverage
12.9%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
1.24%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA N/A by N/A from N/A% to 2.46%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) 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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