Chelsea, MA

37,581 Population
2.2 square miles 16,763.6 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.6%
was 0.5%
 
Population Density
16,763.6
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
46.3%
was 47.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
44.0%
was 43.7%
 
Percent Under 18
26.0%
was 27.1%
 
Percent 65 and Over
9.0%
was 8.9%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4
was 5
Ranked 16th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
20.9%
was 23.7%
 
Median Household Income
$47,733
was $47,291
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
45
46.2
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
was 13.3
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
1,080.1
was 1,222.8
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,300.9
was 3,294.7
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
12,940
was 12,575
 
Median Rent
$1,170
was $1,132
 
Total Building Permits
332
was 165
 
Occupied Housing Units
12,290
was 11,550
 
Homeownership Rate
27.9%
was 27.4%
 
Single Family Building Permits
0
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
5,849.5
was 5,684.5
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
6.8%
was 10.9%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
332
was 165
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.0
was 3.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
26.3
was 12.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
9.0
was 4.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.7%
was 97.9%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.0%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
97.1%
was 96.9%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
65.4%
was 63.7%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
16.9%
was 15.6%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
48.2%
was 48.4%
Ranked 151st Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
5.3%
was 6.1%
Ranked 104th Highest in MA
Revenue
 
$139,948,196
$126,953,462
Ranked 29th Highest in MA
Expenditure
 
$125,972,242
$119,332,119
Ranked 32nd Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$3,774
was $3,505
Ranked 88th Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$3,397
was $3,294
Ranked 90th Highest in MA

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