Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
4.91M
0.00853% 1-year growth
2022 Median Age
39.1
0.773% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.96%
0.339% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$107,117
8.16% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$570,000
16.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2.66M
0.121% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH had a population of 4.91M people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $107,117. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH grew from 4.91M to 4.91M, a 0.00853% increase and its median household income grew from $99,039 to $107,117, a 8.16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.37%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.14%), Other (Hispanic) (4.01%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.94%).

None of the households in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91% of the residents in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are Boston University (12,366 degrees awarded in 2022), Harvard University (11,075 degrees), and Northeastern University (9,235 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was $570,000, and the homeownership rate was 61.5%.

Most people in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH is home to a population of 4.91M people, from which 91% are citizens. As of 2022, 19.5% of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH residents were born outside of the country (959k people).

In 2022, there were 8.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.32M people) in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 411k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 351k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91%
2022 Citizenship
90.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91% of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was 90.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.32M ± 4.85k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    411k ± 2.46k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    351k ± 3.76k
11.8%
Hispanic Population
580k people

In 2022, there were 8.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.32M people) in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 411k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 351k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.8% of the people in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are hispanic (580k people).

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Most Common Origin
  1. China
    106,999 ± 9,375 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    105,523 ± 9,534 people
  3. Brazil
    96,050 ± 8,691 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts and New Hampshire was China, the natal country of 106,999 Massachusetts and New Hampshire residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 105,523 and Brazil with 96,050.

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Foreign-Born Population

19.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
959k people
19.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
952k people

As of 2022, 19.5% of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH residents (959k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was 19.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    58,172 ± 1,735
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    31,877 ± 1,522
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    20,490 ± 1,347

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH employs 2.66M people. The largest industries in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are Health Care & Social Assistance (412,057 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (354,496 people), and Educational Services (308,792 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($103,953), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($103,500), and Finance & Insurance ($100,462).

Males in Massachusetts have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $81,902. The income inequality in Massachusetts (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

2.66M
2022 Value
± 13,552
0.121%
1 Year growth
± 0.717%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH grew at a rate of 0.121%, from 2.66M employees to 2.66M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, are Management Occupations (360,276 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (246,495 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (230,937 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.66M
2022 Value
± 13,552
0.121%
1 Year growth
± 0.717%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH grew at a rate of 0.121%, from 2.66M employees to 2.66M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (412,057 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (354,496 people), and Educational Services (308,792 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, though some of these residents may live in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$71,931
Median earning men ± $515
$52,006
Median earning women ± $365

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($109,808), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($103,751), and Information ($97,405).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,273), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($73,113), and Public Administration ($71,534).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 52,047
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 35,487
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 28,085
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts and New Hampshire went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 62.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.35%).

Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey, Jeanne Shaheen, and Maggie Hassan are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts and New Hampshire is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Massachusetts and New Hampshire

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.
Jeanne Shaheen
Senator from New Hampshire2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Maggie Hassan
Senator from New Hampshire3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey, Jeanne Shaheen, and Maggie Hassan are the senators currently representing Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts and New Hampshire

Massachusetts and New Hampshire is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Massachusetts and New Hampshire have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH awarded 108,775 degrees. The student population of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 149,189 male students and 204,903 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are White (51,540 and 57.7%), followed by Asian (10,526 and 11.8%), Hispanic or Latino (10,399 and 11.6%), and Black or African American (7,182 and 8.04%).

The largest universities in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH by number of degrees awarded are Boston University (12,366 and 11.4%), Harvard University (11,075 and 10.2%), and Northeastern University (9,235 and 8.49%).

The most popular majors in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are General Business Administration & Management (7,968 and 7.33%), Registered Nursing (3,914 and 3.6%), and Computer Science (2,537 and 2.33%).

The median tuition costs in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are $43,200 for private four year colleges, and $3,599 and $17,235 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 32.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 354,092 (42.1% men and 57.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 354,092 students enrolled in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, 42.1% men and 57.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 155,827 records, of which 58.8% were women and 41.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 4,027 degrees awarded
  2. 2,118 degrees awarded
  3. 1,993 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was General Business Administration & Management with 4,027 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 12,366 degrees awarded
  2. 11,075 degrees awarded
  3. 9,235 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Boston University with 12,366 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 44,777 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, which is 0.7 times less than the 63,998 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 51,540 degrees mean that there were 4.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 10,526 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($43,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($6,823) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,520) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 1.06% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.12% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.65M), Bachelors Degree (1.6M), and Some college (1.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was $570,000 in 2022, which is 2.02 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $487,600 to $570,000, a 16.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH is 61.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH have an average commute time of 30.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH is $107,117. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was Nantucket County, MA with a value of $135,590, followed by Middlesex County, MA and Norfolk County, MA, with respective values of $121,304 and $120,621.

Property

$570,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,124
$1.18M
Median Property Taxes
±$6,994

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

61.5%
Homeownership
2022
61.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.5% of the housing units in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was Nantucket County, MA with a value of $135,590, followed by Middlesex County, MA and Norfolk County, MA, with respective values of $121,304 and $120,621.

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Household Income

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$107,117
Median Household Income
± $644
1.91M
Number of Households
± 11,102

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.91M households in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH grew to $107,117 from the previous year's value of $99,039.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH is from Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
0.48
2022 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.48
2021 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.454
2022 Wage GINI in New Hampshire
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in New Hampshire

In 2022, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.047% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in New Hampshire was 0.454 and income inequality had a 0.451% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Hampshire was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in New Hampshire in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (60.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (16.3%)
  3. Public Transit (9.73%)

In 2022, 60.2% of workers in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16.3%) and those who used public transit to get to work (9.73%).

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Commute Time

30.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH have a longer commute time (30.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.24% of the workforce in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.96% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH (427k out of 4.77M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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Health

97.1% of the population of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH has health coverage, with 57.3% on employee plans, 15.9% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 0.606% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see 960 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.826% decrease from the previous year (968 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 930 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 145 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in New Hampshire see 1111 patients per year on average, which represents a 1% increase from the previous year (1100 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1295 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 288 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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960 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Massachusetts
1,111 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Hampshire

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 960 patients per year. This represents a 0.826% decrease from the previous year (968 patients).

Primary care physicians in New Hampshire see an average of 1,111 patients per year. This represents a 1% increase from the previous year (1,100 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Massachusetts and New Hampshire in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.2% under 18 years, 23.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 16% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.86%
Uninsured
57.3%
Employer Coverage
15.9%
Medicaid
11%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
0.606%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH declined by 3.98% from 2.97% to 2.86%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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