Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA

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2022 Population
152,420
21.1% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41
0.985% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
5.35%
13.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$122,733
9.11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$498,200
12.8% 1-year growth

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In 2022, Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA had a population of 152k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $122,733. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA grew from 125,890 to 152,420, a 21.1% increase and its median household income grew from $112,488 to $122,733, a 9.11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (13.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.15%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.96%), and White (Hispanic) (2.24%).

26.3% of the households in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA 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.

89% of the residents in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA are Spa Tech Institute-Westboro (170 degrees awarded in 2022) and Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District (19 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA was $498,200, and the homeownership rate was 74.4%.

Most people in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA is home to a population of 152k people, from which 89% are citizens. As of 2022, 20.6% of Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (31.4k people).

In 2022, there were 5.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (108k people) in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.33k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA are Portuguese (7,282 households), Spanish (7,072 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (3,381 households).

Citizenship

89%
2022 Citizenship
90.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 89% of Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA was 90.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    108k ± 1.89k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    21.1k ± 1.07k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.33k ± 1.06k
6.39%
Hispanic Population
9.74k people

In 2022, there were 5.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (108k people) in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.33k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.39% of the people in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA are hispanic (9.74k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

20.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
31.4k people
19.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
24.6k people

As of 2022, 20.6% of Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA residents (31.4k 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 Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA was 19.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Portuguese
    7,282 households (5.07%)
  2. Spanish
    7,072 households (4.92%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    3,381 households (2.35%)

26.3% of the households in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA was Portuguese. 5.07% of the households in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA reported speaking Portuguese at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,861 ± 303
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,083 ± 266
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    695 ± 176

Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA employs 70.2k people. The largest industries in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA are Elementary & secondary schools (5,422 people), Computer Systems Design (4,852 people), and Construction (4,180 people), and the highest paying industries are Other administrative & other support services ($232,980), Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($229,702), and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($214,431).

Workforce Diversity

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RACE/ETHNICITY
28,976
Women
47%
32,664
Men
53%

The workforce of Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA in 2020 was 61,640 people, with 47% woman, and 53% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA.

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Occupations

70.2k
2022 Value
9.36%
1 Year growth
± 9.36%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 9.36%, from 64.2k employees to 70.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA, are Other managers (3,726 people), Software developers (2,838 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,772 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

70.2k
2022 Value
9.36%
1 Year growth
± 9.36%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 9.36%, from 64.2k employees to 70.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,422 people), Computer Systems Design (4,852 people), and Construction (4,180 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$89,808
Median earning men ± $3,195
$53,285
Median earning women ± $2,422

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($132,234), Manufacturing ($126,396), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($119,855).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($94,440), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($87,024), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($85,074).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.61%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.67M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 2.61% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%).

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

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Massachusetts

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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.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

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 over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 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 have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA awarded 189 degrees. The student population of Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 13 male students and 196 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA are White (102 and 54.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (59 and 31.4%), Black or African American (18 and 9.57%), and Asian (4 and 2.13%).

The largest universities in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA by number of degrees awarded are Spa Tech Institute-Westboro (170 and 89.9%) and Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District (19 and 10.1%).

The most popular majors in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (144 and 76.2%), Massage Therapy (26 and 13.8%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (19 and 10.1%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.388% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.542% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (32.5k), Graduate Degree (26.9k), and High School or Equivalent (19.3k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA was $498,200 in 2022, which is 1.77 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $441,500 to $498,200, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA is 74.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 31.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA is $122,733. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA was Norfolk County (Northwest)--Needham, Wellesley & Westwood PUMA, MA with a value of $198,790, followed by Middlesex County--Lexington, Burlington & Wilmington PUMA, MA and Middlesex County (West Central) PUMA, MA, with respective values of $172,007 and $157,236.

Property

$498,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,317
$42,293
Median Property Taxes
±$1,151

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 Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

74.4%
Homeownership
2022
62.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.4% of the housing units in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA was Norfolk County (Northwest)--Needham, Wellesley & Westwood PUMA, MA with a value of $198,790, followed by Middlesex County--Lexington, Burlington & Wilmington PUMA, MA and Middlesex County (West Central) PUMA, MA, with respective values of $172,007 and $157,236.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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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.
$122,733
Median Household Income
± $5,089
56.9k
Number of Households
± 1,699

In 2022, the median household income of the 56.9k households in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA grew to $122,733 from the previous year's value of $112,488.

The following chart displays the households in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA 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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Wage Distribution

0.463
2022 Wage GINI in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA
0.462
2021 Wage GINI in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA

In 2022, the income inequality in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.248% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (70.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (18.7%)
  3. Carpooled (5.59%)

In 2022, 70.3% of workers in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (18.7%) and those who carpooled to work (5.59%).

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Commute Time

31.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA have a longer commute time (31.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.9% of the workforce in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA 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 Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.35% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA (8.1k out of 151k 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 65 - 74 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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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Health

97.3% of the population of Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 64.1% on employee plans, 10.8% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 0.58% 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.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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960 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Massachusetts

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).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 17.2% between 18 and 34 years, 42.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.71%
Uninsured
64.1%
Employer Coverage
10.8%
Medicaid
11%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
0.58%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Worcester County (East Central)--Outside Worcester City PUMA, MA grew by 22% from 2.22% to 2.71%.

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