Chelsea, MA

38,244 Population
2.2 square miles 17,288 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.6%
was 0.6%
 
Population Density
17,288
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
44.5%
was 46.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
44.9%
was 44.0%
 
Percent Under 18
25.6%
was 26.0%
 
Percent 65 and Over
8.7%
was 9.0%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4
was 5
Ranked 16th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
19.3%
was 20.9%
 
Median Household Income
$49,614
was $47,733
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.5
45
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
13,066
was 12,940
 
Median Rent
$1,193
was $1,170
 
Total Building Permits
332
was 165
 
Occupied Housing Units
12,403
was 12,290
 
Homeownership Rate
26.1%
was 27.9%
 
Single Family Building Permits
0
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
5,897.9
was 5,849.5
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
6.7%
was 6.8%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
332
was 165
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.0
was 3.0
 
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
99.8%
was 98.7%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
88.0%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
97.2%
was 97.1%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
67.2%
was 65.4%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
17.5%
was 16.9%
 

 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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