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Norfolk County, Massachusetts

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Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 705,388
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 705,388
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 670,907
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 5.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 670,850
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.9%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
78.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
7.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
11.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
4.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
74.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 31,923
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 17.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 280,291
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 69.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $433,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $2,412
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $885
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,450
Building permits, 2018 2,009
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 262,324
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.58
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 88.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 20.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 91.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 87.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 93.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 52.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 6.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
2.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 68.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 64.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,613,346
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,406,783
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 10,798,881
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 13,702,878
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 11,801,057
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,308
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 33.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $95,668
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $49,816
Persons in poverty, percent
6.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 20,112
Total employment, 2016 347,909
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 19,295,441
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 2.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 62,269
All firms, 2012 68,073
Men-owned firms, 2012 40,019
Women-owned firms, 2012 21,876
Minority-owned firms, 2012 9,602
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 56,057
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 5,828
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 59,123
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,693.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 396.11
FIPS Code 25021
Value Notes

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

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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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