Middlesex County, MA

1,589,774 Population
817.8 square miles 1,943.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
23.3%
was 23.3%
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Population Density
1,943.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
45.4%
was 45.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
21.2%
was 20.8%
Ranked 2nd Highest in MA
Percent Under 18
20.2%
was 20.4%
Ranked 7th Highest in MA
Percent 65 and Over
14.6%
was 14.2%
Ranked 11th Highest in MA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3
was 4
Ranked 1st Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
7.8%
was 7.5%
Ranked 3rd Lowest in MA
Median Household Income
$89,019
was $90,267
Ranked 2nd Highest in MA
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.7
46.4
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,749
Ranked 6th Highest in MA
Patents per 100,000
214
Ranked 1st Highest in MA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1
was 1
Ranked 4th Highest in MA
Violent Crimes per 100,000
190
was 202
Ranked 12th Highest in MA
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,307
was 1,591
Ranked 11th Highest in MA

 Housing

Total Housing Units
625,421
was 621,734
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Median Rent
$1,489
was $1,440
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Total Building Permits
4,454
was 2,928
 
Occupied Housing Units
593,437
was 584,491
 
Homeownership Rate
61.8%
was 62.4%
Ranked 11th Highest in MA
Single Family Building Permits
1,558
was 1,416
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
764.8
was 760.2
Ranked 2nd Highest in MA
Rental Vacancy Rate
12.4%
was 14.5%
Ranked 11th Highest in MA
Multifamily Building Permits
2,896
was 1,512
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.6
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
7.2
was 4.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.9
was 1.9
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.0%
was 98.5%
Ranked 7th Highest in MA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
96.6%
Ranked 4th Highest in MA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.2%
was 99.3%
Ranked 10th Highest in MA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
93.1%
was 93.0%
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
55.1%
was 53.8%
Ranked 1st Highest in MA

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