Medford, MA

57,180 Population
8.1 square miles 7,058.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.8%
was 0.9%
 
Population Density
7,058.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
37.3%
was 38.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
21.5%
was 22.8%
 
Percent Under 18
14.9%
was 15.4%
 
Percent 65 and Over
14.5%
was 14.4%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.9
was 4
Ranked 5th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
10.5%
was 10.8%
 
Median Household Income
$79,607
was $76,445
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
43.6
43
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
23,202
was 23,207
 
Median Rent
$1,495
was $1,474
 
Total Building Permits
7
was 3
 
Occupied Housing Units
22,202
was 22,129
 
Homeownership Rate
56.3%
was 56.0%
 
Single Family Building Permits
3
was 3
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
2,864.5
was 2,864.7
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
9.4%
was 10.0%
 
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
99.7%
was 99.6%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
96.2%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.7%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
92.0%
was 91.5%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
47.5%
was 44.8%
 

 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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