Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
4.85M
0.465% 1-year growth
2020 Median Age
38.8
0.258% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
8.98%
3.97% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$93,537
3.55% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$461,500
5.49% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
2.63M
0.172% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH had a population of 4.85M people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $93,537. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH grew from 4.83M to 4.85M, a 0.465% increase and its median household income grew from $90,333 to $93,537, a 3.55% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.11%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.41%), White (Hispanic) (5.06%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.39%).

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.

91.1% 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 (12,396 degrees awarded in 2020), Harvard University (9,947 degrees), and Northeastern University (7,668 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was $461,500, and the homeownership rate was 61.7%. Most people in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH is home to a population of 4.85M people, from which 91.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 19% of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH residents were born outside of the country (921k people).

In 2020, there were 8.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.38M people) in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 394k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 360k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.38M ± 3.19k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    394k ± 1.91k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    360k ± 2.77k
11.3%
Hispanic Population
549k people

In 2020, there were 8.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.38M people) in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 394k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 360k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.3% of the people in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are hispanic (549k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
921k people
19%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
916k people

As of 2020, 19% of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH residents (921k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was 19%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.1
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.2

In 2020, the median age of all people in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was 38.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. China
    102,502 ± 9,175 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    95,439 ± 9,024 people
  3. India
    87,185 ± 9,062 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts and New Hampshire was China, the natal country of 102,502 Massachusetts and New Hampshire residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 95,439 and India with 87,185.

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Citizenship

91.1%
2020 Citizenship
91%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 91.1% of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was 91%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    63,050 ± 1,913
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    31,103 ± 1,368
  3. Korea
    20,579 ± 1,004

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Massachusetts and New Hampshire (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Economy

Median household income in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH is $93,537. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was Nantucket County, MA with a value of $112,306, followed by Middlesex County, MA and Norfolk County, MA, with respective values of $106,202 and $105,320.

Males in Massachusetts have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,870. The income inequality in Massachusetts (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Comparatively, males in New Hampshire have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,232. The income inequality in New Hampshire is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH employs 2.63M people. The largest industries in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are Health Care & Social Assistance (413,236 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (324,785 people), and Educational Services (305,379 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($90,228), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,128), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($88,881).

Wages

Median Household Income

$93,537
2020 value
± $576
3.55%
1 Year Growth
± 0.81%

Households in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH have a median annual income of $93,537, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $90,333 in 2019, which represents a 3.55% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
$92,436
Average Male Salary in Massachusetts
± $1,932
$69,870
Average Female Salary in Massachusetts
± $1,420
$78,412
Average Male Salary in New Hampshire
± $3,266
$57,232
Average Female Salary in New Hampshire
± $2,422

In 2020, full-time male employees in Massachusetts made 1.32 times more than female employees.

In that same year, full-time male employees in New Hampshire made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Massachusetts
  1. Asian
    $80,954 ± $4,414
  2. White
    $72,040 ± $1,231
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $57,223 ± $36,115
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in New Hampshire
  1. Asian
    $75,861 ± $15,854
  2. White
    $58,707 ± $1,911
  3. Other
    $57,352 ± $20,338

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Massachusetts workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.12 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Massachusetts.

In the same year, the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Hampshire workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.29 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in New Hampshire.

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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
2020 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.483
2019 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in New Hampshire
0.46
2019 Wage GINI in New Hampshire

In 2020, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.544% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 0.457 and income inequality had a 0.753% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was Nantucket County, MA with a value of $112,306, followed by Middlesex County, MA and Norfolk County, MA, with respective values of $106,202 and $105,320.

The following map shows all of the counties in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.98% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH (422k out of 4.7M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    241,222 ± 4,211
  2. Hispanic
    105,906 ± 2,732
  3. Black
    64,690 ± 2,261

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.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.63M
2020 Value
± 13,011
0.172%
1 Year growth
± 0.663%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH grew at a rate of 0.172%, from 2.63M employees to 2.63M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, are Management Occupations (338,469 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (263,351 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (239,340 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (338,469 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (263,351 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (239,340 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.49 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.6 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($100,152), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($98,349), and Management Occupations ($95,523).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.63M
2020 Value
± 13,011
0.172%
1 Year growth
± 0.663%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH grew at a rate of 0.172%, from 2.63M employees to 2.63M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (413,236 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (324,785 people), and Educational Services (305,379 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (413,236 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (324,785 people), and Educational Services (305,379 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.66 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.32 times), and Information (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($90,228), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,128), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($88,881).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts and New Hampshire to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $40.6B
  2. $39.1B
  3. $36B

In 2020, the top outbound Massachusetts and New Hampshire product (by dollars) was Electronics with $40.6B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($39.1B) and Mixed freight ($36B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Massachusetts and New Hampshire products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$314B
2020 Value in Massachusetts
$627B
Projected 2050 Value in Massachusetts
99.9% growth
$58.4B
2020 Value in New Hampshire
$105B
Projected 2050 Value in New Hampshire
79.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $314B. This is expected to increase 99.9% to $627B by 2050.

Comparatively, total outbound New Hampshire trade was $58.4B. This is expected to increase 79.8% to $105B by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts and New Hampshire to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $34.4B
  2. $16.3B
  3. $13.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Massachusetts and New Hampshire domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $34.4B, followed by Connecticut with $16.3B and Texas and $13.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Massachusetts and New Hampshire shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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%). The most partisan county was Suffolk County, MA with 80.2% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Massachusetts
62.9% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Massachusetts and New Hampshire
  1. 80.2% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 77% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 72% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Massachusetts and New Hampshire was Suffolk County, MA with 80.2% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Massachusetts and New Hampshire colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Massachusetts and New Hampshire over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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 2020, universities in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH awarded 107,302 degrees. The student population of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH is skewed towards women, with 148,328 male students and 204,326 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are White (52,414 and 60.2%), followed by Asian (9,697 and 11.1%), Hispanic or Latino (9,435 and 10.8%), and Black or African American (6,714 and 7.71%).

The largest universities in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH by number of degrees awarded are Boston University (12,396 and 11.6%), Harvard University (9,947 and 9.27%), and Northeastern University (7,668 and 7.15%).

The most popular majors in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are General Business Administration & Management (8,622 and 8.04%), Registered Nursing (3,853 and 3.59%), and Computer Science (2,446 and 2.28%).

The median tuition costs in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH are $40,080 for private four year colleges, and $1,030 and $26,630 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 4,380 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 2,148 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 2,070 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was General Business Administration & Management with 4,380 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 12,396 degrees awarded
  2. 9,947 degrees awarded
  3. 7,668 degrees awarded
$1,030
Median In-State Public
$40,080
Median Private

In 2020, the Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Boston University with 12,396 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

45,437
Degrees Awarded to Men
61,865
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 45,437 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, which is 0.734 times less than the 61,865 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the top 5 institutions in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    52,414 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    9,697 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    9,435 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was White students. These 52,414 degrees mean that there were 5.41 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 9,697 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH was $461,500 in 2020, which is 2.01 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $437,500 to $461,500, a 5.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH is 61.7%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH have an average commute time of 31.5 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.

Housing

Property Value

$461,500
2020 Median
± $1,751
$437,500
2019 Median
± $1,325

In 2020, the median property value in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH grew to to $461,500 from the previous year's value of $437,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$93,537
Median Household Income
± $576
1.85M
Number of Households
± 10,266

In 2020, the median household income of the 1.85M households in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH grew to $93,537 from the previous year's value of $90,333.

The following chart displays the households in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 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

61.7%
2020 Homeownership
61.7%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 61.7% of the housing units in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

31.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH have a longer commute time (31.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.54% of the workforce in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (64.4%)
  2. Public Transit (12.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.78%)

In 2020, 64.4% of workers in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (12.3%) and those who worked at home (8.78%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

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, followed by false.

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Health

97.1% of the population of Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH has health coverage, with 57.7% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 0.655% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Massachusetts was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Per capita personal health care spending in New Hampshire was $9,589 in 2014. This is a 2.35% increase from the previous year ($9,369).

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see 968 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (968 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 930 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 153 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in New Hampshire see 1100 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.181% decrease from the previous year (1102 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1302 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 311 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Coos County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Coos County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
968 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Massachusetts
1,100 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Hampshire

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 968 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (968 patients).

Primary care physicians in New Hampshire see an average of 1,100 patients per year. This represents a 0.181% decrease from the previous year (1,102 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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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
$10,559
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Massachusetts
$9,589
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in New Hampshire

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Massachusetts (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.78%, from $10,273 to $10,559.

Similarly, all personal health care spending per capita in New Hampshire (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.35%, from $9,369 to $9,589.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

2.95%
Uninsured
57.7%
Employer Coverage
15.8%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
0.655%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH grew by 2.11% from 2.88% to 2.95%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 14.5% prevalence
  2. 11.4% prevalence
  3. 11.1% prevalence

Coos County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts and New Hampshire by county over multiple years.

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