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United States; Suffolk County, Massachusetts

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United States
Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,239,523 803,907
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,239,523 803,907
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 308,758,105 722,183
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6.3% 11.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 308,745,538 722,023
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.0%
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.3%
16.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.5%
12.3%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
51.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
76.3%
61.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
13.4%
24.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.3%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.9%
9.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.8%
3.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
18.5%
23.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
60.1%
45.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 18,230,322 19,116
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 13.6% 29.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 139,684,244 345,414
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 64.0% 36.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $217,500 $496,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,595 $2,420
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $500 $831
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,062 $1,590
Building permits, 2019 1,386,048 3,169
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 120,756,048 309,844
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.62 2.41
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 85.8% 81.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 21.6% 39.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 90.3% 90.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 82.7% 84.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.0% 86.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 32.1% 46.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 8.6% 8.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.5%
4.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 63.0% 69.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 58.3% 66.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 708,138,598 4,550,958
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,040,441,203 16,983,330
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,696,729,632 3,805,223
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,208,023,478 12,840,656
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,219,821,871 8,850,957
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,443 $11,890
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 26.9 31.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $62,843 $69,669
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $34,103 $42,765
Persons in poverty, percent
10.5%
16.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 7,912,405 21,764
Total employment, 2018 130,881,471 639,470
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 7,097,310,272 59,801,476
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 1.8% 0.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 26,485,532 65,274
All firms, 2012 27,626,360 66,834
Men-owned firms, 2012 14,844,597 38,307
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,878,397 21,877
Minority-owned firms, 2012 7,952,386 20,276
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 18,987,918 42,276
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,521,682 5,091
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 24,070,685 57,225
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 87.4 12,415.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 3,531,905.43 58.15
FIPS Code 1 25025
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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