Fitchburg, MA

40,462 Population
27.8 square miles 1,452.4 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.6%
was 0.6%
 
Population Density
1,452.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
48.1%
was 48.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
11.4%
was 11.5%
 
Percent Under 18
22.7%
was 21.8%
 
Percent 65 and Over
13.5%
was 14.1%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.5
was 6.9
Ranked 26th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
19.4%
was 20.6%
 
Median Household Income
$48,724
was $45,363
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
42.7
44.5
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2.5
was 4.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
840.2
was 757.6
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,607.1
was 2,615.9
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
17,031
was 17,303
 
Median Rent
$857
was $846
 
Total Building Permits
20
was 7
 
Occupied Housing Units
14,842
was 14,931
 
Homeownership Rate
54.3%
was 57.0%
 
Single Family Building Permits
20
was 7
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
612.0
was 621.8
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
24.4%
was 27.0%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
1.2
was 0.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.5
was 0.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.3%
was 99.7%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
93.3%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.8%
was 99.7%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
82.2%
was 83.1%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
20.7%
was 20.1%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
48.8%
was 48.3%
Ranked 150th Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
8.4%
was 8.3%
Ranked 52nd Highest in MA
Revenue
 
$109,402,923
$106,209,796
Ranked 49th Highest in MA
Expenditure
$97,447,831
was $95,327,467
Ranked 51st Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$2,707
was $2,632
Ranked 144th Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$2,411
was $2,362
Ranked 150th Highest in MA

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