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Waltham city, Massachusetts

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Table

Waltham city, Massachusetts
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
64,015
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
64,015
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
64,994
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 65,218
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 60,632
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
13.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.5%
Female persons, percent
51.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
70.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
7.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
11.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
4.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
14.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
64.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 1,575
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 26.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 50.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $574,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,572
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $781
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,774
Building permits, 2021 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 23,891
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.29
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 81.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 32.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 94.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 90.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 91.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 52.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 6.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 69.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 66.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 344,989
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 612,516
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 204,867
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,076,157
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $17,120
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 25.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $95,851
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $44,977
Persons in poverty, percent
9.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X
Total employment, 2020 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,083
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,379
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 226
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 220
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,488
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 101
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,604
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 5,117.9
Population per square mile, 2010 4,763.4
Land area in square miles, 2020 12.74
Land area in square miles, 2010 12.73
FIPS Code 2572600
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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