Medford, MA

57,136 Population
8.1 square miles 7,033.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.9%
was 0.9%
 
Population Density
7,033.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
38.0%
was 37.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
22.8%
was 20.9%
 
Percent Under 18
15.4%
was 15.3%
 
Percent 65 and Over
14.4%
was 14.7%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.9
was 4
Ranked 5th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
10.8%
was 9.8%
 
Median Household Income
$76,445
was $73,497
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
43
41.9
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
185.3
was 195.0
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,317.9
was 1,563.7
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
23,207
was 23,175
 
Median Rent
$1,474
was $1,433
 
Total Building Permits
7
was 3
 
Occupied Housing Units
22,129
was 22,067
 
Homeownership Rate
56.0%
was 57.8%
 
Single Family Building Permits
3
was 3
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
2,864.7
was 2,860.7
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
10.0%
was 10.6%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
4
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.3
was 0.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.1
was 0.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.6%
was 98.8%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
95.6%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
91.5%
was 90.6%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
44.8%
was 43.0%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
79.9%
was 79.6%
Ranked 105th Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
5.8%
was 5.6%
Ranked 94th Highest in MA
Revenue
 
$133,590,030
$128,445,862
Ranked 32nd Highest in MA
Expenditure
 
$130,429,790
$126,137,991
Ranked 28th Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$2,344
was $2,269
Ranked 157th Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$2,289
was $2,228
Ranked 153rd Highest in MA

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