Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA

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2022 Population
108,084
17.6% 1-year decline
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.3
0.248% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
5.38%
5.85% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$133,189
3.77% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$844,000
6.88% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA had a population of 108k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $133,189. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA declined from 131,147 to 108,084, a −17.6% decrease and its median household income grew from $128,345 to $133,189, a 3.77% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (14%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.95%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.9%), and White (Hispanic) (2.22%).

27.2% of the households in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

89.2% of the residents in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA was $844,000, and the homeownership rate was 58.1%.

Most people in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA is home to a population of 108k people, from which 89.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 22.3% of Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (24.2k people).

In 2022, there were 5.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (78k people) in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.35k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA are Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (4,607 households), Spanish (3,894 households), and Armenian (1,519 households).

Citizenship

89.2%
2022 Citizenship
89.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 89.2% of Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA was 89.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    78k ± 1.99k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    15.1k ± 1.12k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.35k ± 908
5.47%
Hispanic Population
5.91k people

In 2022, there were 5.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (78k people) in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.35k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.47% of the people in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA are hispanic (5.91k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

22.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
24.2k people
22.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
29.2k people

As of 2022, 22.3% of Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA residents (24.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA was 22.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    4,607 households (4.5%)
  2. Spanish
    3,894 households (3.8%)
  3. Armenian
    1,519 households (1.48%)

27.2% of the households in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA was Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese). 4.5% of the households in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA reported speaking Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    861 ± 189
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    448 ± 171
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    380 ± 145

Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA employs 60.2k people. The largest industries in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,519 people), Computer Systems Design (4,558 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,236 people), and the highest paying industries are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($256,664), Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services ($234,707), and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($233,855).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
33,891
Women
50.7%
32,943
Men
49.3%

The workforce of Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA in 2020 was 66,834 people, with 50.7% woman, and 49.3% men.

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Occupations

60.2k
2022 Value
−11%
1 Year decline
± −11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA declined at a rate of −11%, from 67.6k employees to 60.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA, are Software developers (3,079 people), Other managers (3,053 people), and Other Physical Scientists (1,974 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

60.2k
2022 Value
−11%
1 Year decline
± −11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA declined at a rate of −11%, from 67.6k employees to 60.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,519 people), Computer Systems Design (4,558 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,236 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$94,795
Median earning men ± $6,304
$73,021
Median earning women ± $3,402

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($136,330), Manufacturing ($121,563), and Information ($116,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($122,105), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($104,937), and Information ($100,580).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%).

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.533% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.497% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA in 2022 were Graduate Degree (35.8k), Bachelors Degree (27.9k), and High School or Equivalent (11.3k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA was $844,000 in 2022, which is 2.99 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $789,700 to $844,000, a 6.88% increase. The homeownership rate in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA is 58.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 29.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA is $133,189. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA was Norfolk County (Northwest)--Needham, Wellesley & Westwood PUMA, MA with a value of $198,790, followed by Middlesex County--Lexington, Burlington & Wilmington PUMA, MA and Middlesex County (West Central) PUMA, MA, with respective values of $172,007 and $157,236.

Property

$844,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,824
$26,609
Median Property Taxes
±$1,038

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58.1%
Homeownership
2022
60.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.1% of the housing units in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.8%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA was Norfolk County (Northwest)--Needham, Wellesley & Westwood PUMA, MA with a value of $198,790, followed by Middlesex County--Lexington, Burlington & Wilmington PUMA, MA and Middlesex County (West Central) PUMA, MA, with respective values of $172,007 and $157,236.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$133,189
Median Household Income
± $5,048
45.8k
Number of Households
± 1,538

In 2022, the median household income of the 45.8k households in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA grew to $133,189 from the previous year's value of $128,345.

The following chart displays the households in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

0.455
2022 Wage GINI in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA
0.455
2021 Wage GINI in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA

In 2022, the income inequality in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0952% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (50.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (24.7%)
  3. Public Transit (11.7%)

In 2022, 50.4% of workers in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (24.7%) and those who used public transit to get to work (11.7%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

29.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA have a longer commute time (29.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.6% of the workforce in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.38% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA (5.78k out of 107k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

98.6% of the population of Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 67.2% on employee plans, 8.02% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.29% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see 960 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.826% decrease from the previous year (968 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 930 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 145 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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960 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Massachusetts

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 960 patients per year. This represents a 0.826% decrease from the previous year (968 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Massachusetts in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.9% under 18 years, 20.4% between 18 and 34 years, 41.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 17% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.4%
Uninsured
67.2%
Employer Coverage
8.02%
Medicaid
12.7%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
0.29%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA declined by 14.6% from 1.65% to 1.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Middlesex County--Watertown, Arlington & Belmont PUMA, MA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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