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Massachusetts; Franklin County, Massachusetts

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Table

Massachusetts
Franklin County, Massachusetts
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
6,984,723
71,015
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
6,984,723
71,015
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
7,029,917
71,029
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.6%
0.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 7,029,917 71,029
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 6,547,629 71,372
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
3.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.5%
16.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.4%
24.1%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
50.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
79.8%
93.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
9.3%
1.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
7.5%
1.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.7%
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
12.8%
4.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
70.1%
89.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 290,648 4,852
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 16.9% 4.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 3,017,901 34,436
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 62.5% 69.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $398,800 $239,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,268 $1,634
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $829 $662
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,336 $959
Building permits, 2021 19,853 84
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 2,646,980 30,790
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.50 2.24
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 87.4% 90.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 23.9% 6.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 92.6% 90.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 88.2% 84.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 91.1% 93.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 44.5% 38.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 7.9% 11.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
3.5%
3.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 67.1% 64.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 63.4% 61.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 22,892,801 96,112
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 74,023,959 325,286
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 13,596,083 73,435
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 110,194,522 741,896
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $16,055 $10,497
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 30.0 24.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $84,385 $61,198
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $45,555 $35,919
Persons in poverty, percent
9.4%
10.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 179,456 1,540
Total employment, 2020 3,390,833 19,892
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 242,544,798 852,902
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.1% -2.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 576,528 6,406
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 138,829 1,415
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 89,993 856
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 23,778 168
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 15,015 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 111,958 1,152
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,299 100
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 117,263 1,066
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 901.2 101.6
Population per square mile, 2010 839.4 102.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 7,800.96 699.21
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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