Norfolk County, MA

697,181 Population
396.1 square miles 1,747.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
10.2%
was 10.3%
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Population Density
1,747.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
50.7%
was 49.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
18.0%
was 16.7%
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA
Percent Under 18
21.3%
was 21.8%
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Percent 65 and Over
16.3%
was 15.4%
Ranked 7th Highest in MA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.2
was 4.3
Ranked 2nd Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
6.0%
was 6.9%
Ranked 1st Lowest in MA
Median Household Income
$90,226
was $84,317
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.4
48.8
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,845
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Patents per 100,000
99
Ranked 2nd Highest in MA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Violent Crimes per 100,000
185
was 189
Ranked 13th Highest in MA
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,173
was 1,376
Ranked 13th Highest in MA

 Housing

Total Housing Units
275,009
was 271,899
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Median Rent
$1,458
was $1,302
Ranked 2nd Highest in MA
Total Building Permits
1,186
was 1,031
 
Occupied Housing Units
260,609
was 259,006
 
Homeownership Rate
68.6%
was 67.8%
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Single Family Building Permits
815
was 639
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
694.3
was 686.4
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA
Rental Vacancy Rate
15.0%
was 13.4%
Ranked 10th Highest in MA
Multifamily Building Permits
371
was 392
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.6
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
4.4
was 3.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.7
was 1.5
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.4%
was 98.8%
Ranked 4th Highest in MA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
97.6%
Ranked 2nd Highest in MA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.3%
was 99.6%
Ranked 9th Highest in MA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
93.9%
was 93.6%
Ranked 4th Highest in MA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
52.6%
was 50.9%
Ranked 2nd Highest in MA

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