Newton, MA

89,041 Population
17.8 square miles 4,991.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.3%
was 1.3%
Ranked 10th Highest in MA
Population Density
4,991.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
59.2%
was 50.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
20.0%
was 20.8%
Ranked 10th Highest in MA
Percent Under 18
23.7%
was 21.8%
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Percent 65 and Over
18.1%
was 15.2%
Ranked 1st Highest in MA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.7
was 3.7
Ranked 3rd Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
4.1%
was 5.4%
Ranked 1st Lowest in MA
Median Household Income
$127,402
was $116,612
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Gini Income Distribution
 
46.9
51.4
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
83.1
was 85.2
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
828.7
was 929.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
32,533
was 33,597
Ranked 11th Highest in MA
Median Rent
$1,792
was $1,673
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA
Total Building Permits
123
was 68
 
Occupied Housing Units
30,309
was 32,432
 
Homeownership Rate
72.6%
was 67.8%
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Single Family Building Permits
123
was 68
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,824.6
was 1,883.5
Ranked 11th Highest in MA
Rental Vacancy Rate
21.1%
was 10.0%
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.7
was 2.5
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
3.7
was 2.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.4
was 0.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.0%
was 100%
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
97.6%
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.7%
was 100%
Ranked 7th Highest in MA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
96.4%
was 97.4%
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
76.6%
was 77.4%
Ranked 1st Highest in MA

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
92.9%
was 91.9%
Ranked 22nd Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
5.4%
was 5.6%
Ranked 102nd Highest in MA
Revenue
 
$340,671,193
$319,263,257
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Expenditure
 
$289,534,831
$272,431,695
Ranked 6th Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$3,858
was $3,629
Ranked 83rd Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$3,279
was $3,097
Ranked 95th Highest in MA

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