Waltham, MA

62,699 Population
12.7 square miles 4,925.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.9%
was 0.9%
 
Population Density
4,925.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
34.1%
was 33.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
27.2%
was 26.2%
 
Percent Under 18
13.9%
was 13.7%
 
Percent 65 and Over
13.3%
was 13.2%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.2
was 3.9
Ranked 8th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
10.0%
was 10.0%
 
Median Household Income
$82,188
was $75,205
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
42.2
43
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
was 1.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
174.6
was 225.8
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,121.2
was 1,524.5
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
25,388
was 25,887
 
Median Rent
$1,428
was $1,385
 
Total Building Permits
237
was 31
 
Occupied Housing Units
23,646
was 24,248
 
Homeownership Rate
50.4%
was 50.3%
 
Single Family Building Permits
32
was 17
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,993.1
was 2,033.6
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
12.9%
was 12.0%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
205
was 14
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
9.2
was 1.2
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
3.8
was 0.5
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.3%
was 99.0%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
95.6%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.6%
was 99.5%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
91.2%
was 90.1%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
50.0%
was 48.7%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
90.5%
was 91.6%
Ranked 38th Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
5.7%
was 5.7%
Ranked 95th Highest in MA
Revenue
 
$201,551,077
$200,909,907
Ranked 15th Highest in MA
Expenditure
 
$161,483,467
$152,370,494
Ranked 17th Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$3,256
was $3,276
Ranked 105th Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$2,608
was $2,485
Ranked 136th Highest in MA

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