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Massachusetts; Franklin County, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts
Franklin County, Massachusetts
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6,892,503 70,180
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6,892,503 70,180
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 6,547,785 71,381
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5.3% -1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 6,547,629 71,372
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.2%
4.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.6%
17.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.0%
23.1%
Female persons, percent
51.5%
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
80.6%
93.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
9.0%
1.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
7.2%
1.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.6%
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
12.4%
4.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
71.1%
90.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 315,859 5,270
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 16.5% 5.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2,928,732 34,207
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 62.3% 69.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $366,800 $229,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $2,165 $1,577
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $786 $629
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,225 $926
Building permits, 2019 17,365 85
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 2,601,914 30,328
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.53 2.28
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 87.1% 89.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 23.6% 7.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 90.1% 88.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 84.7% 80.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 90.4% 93.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 42.9% 37.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 7.9% 11.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
3.2%
3.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 67.1% 65.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 63.4% 63.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 17,508,975 85,472
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 63,583,090 291,831
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 81,927,799 1,682,516
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 123,904,370 D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 92,915,380 703,663
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,980 $9,836
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 29.7 24.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $77,378 $59,522
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $41,794 $34,202
Persons in poverty, percent
10.0%
10.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 180,307 1,585
Total employment, 2018 3,323,852 20,475
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 227,920,705 860,152
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 0.2% 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 573,754 6,331
All firms, 2012 607,664 7,469
Men-owned firms, 2012 357,158 4,260
Women-owned firms, 2012 199,210 2,436
Minority-owned firms, 2012 89,967 395
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 499,959 6,767
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 58,339 754
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 525,667 6,342
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 839.4 102.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 7,800.06 699.32
FIPS Code 25 25011
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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