Suffolk County, MA

784,230 Population
58.3 square miles 13,461.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
11.5%
was 11.5%
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA
Population Density
13,461.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
34.5%
was 34.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
30.4%
was 29.7%
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Percent Under 18
17.1%
was 17.2%
Ranked 10th Highest in MA
Percent 65 and Over
11.3%
was 11.1%
Ranked 12th Highest in MA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.2
was 4.6
Ranked 2nd Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
19.8%
was 19.8%
Ranked 12th Lowest in MA
Median Household Income
$57,439
was $56,771
Ranked 9th Highest in MA
Gini Income Distribution
 
53.3
53.9
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,646
Ranked 7th Highest in MA
Patents per 100,000
89
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
was 5
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Violent Crimes per 100,000
107
was 796
Ranked 14th Highest in MA
Property Crimes per 100,000
365
was 2,963
Ranked 14th Highest in MA

 Housing

Total Housing Units
331,291
was 326,976
Ranked 2nd Highest in MA
Median Rent
$1,453
was $1,387
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA
Total Building Permits
2,958
was 1,965
 
Occupied Housing Units
306,790
was 300,841
 
Homeownership Rate
35.6%
was 35.0%
Ranked 12th Highest in MA
Single Family Building Permits
38
was 54
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
5,687.5
was 5,612.8
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Rental Vacancy Rate
11.0%
was 11.8%
Ranked 12th Highest in MA
Multifamily Building Permits
2,920
was 1,911
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
Ranked 9th Highest in MA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
9.4
was 6.2
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
3.9
was 2.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.0%
was 99.1%
Ranked 8th Highest in MA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
95.6%
Ranked 10th Highest in MA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.5%
was 99.6%
Ranked 8th Highest in MA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
85.5%
was 84.9%
Ranked 12th Highest in MA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
44.8%
was 42.8%
Ranked 4th Highest in MA

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