Waltham, MA

Census Place

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2022 Population
64,711
0.0866% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.7
2.66% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.88%
0.432% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$113,443
9.61% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$679,000
12.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
38,237
1.41% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Waltham, MA had a population of 64.7k people with a median age of 34.7 and a median household income of $113,443. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Waltham, MA grew from 64,655 to 64,711, a 0.0866% increase and its median household income grew from $103,498 to $113,443, a 9.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Waltham, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (12.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.86%), Other (Hispanic) (5.91%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.9%).

None of the households in Waltham, 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.

85.8% of the residents in Waltham, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Waltham, MA are Brandeis University (165015) (2,187 degrees awarded in 2022) and Bentley University (164739) (1,840 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Waltham, MA was $679,000, and the homeownership rate was 47.9%.

Most people in Waltham, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Waltham, MA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Waltham, MA is home to a population of 64.7k people, from which 85.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 25.5% of Waltham, MA residents were born outside of the country (16.5k people).

In 2022, there were 4.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40k people) in Waltham, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.38k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 4.44k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

85.8%
2022 Citizenship
85.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 85.8% of Waltham, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Waltham, MA was 85.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Waltham, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    40k ± 1.62k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    8.38k ± 1.19k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.44k ± 746
15.3%
Hispanic Population
9.9k people

In 2022, there were 4.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40k people) in Waltham, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.38k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 4.44k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.3% of the people in Waltham, MA are hispanic (9.9k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. China
    102,973 ± 7,820 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    99,956 ± 7,706 people
  3. Brazil
    93,519 ± 7,457 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 102,973 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 99,956 and Brazil with 93,519.

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Foreign-Born Population

25.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
16.5k people
24.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
16.1k people

As of 2022, 25.5% of Waltham, MA residents (16.5k 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 Waltham, MA was 24.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    525 ± 160
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    196 ± 104
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    132 ± 96

Waltham, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Waltham, MA employs 38.2k people. The largest industries in Waltham, MA are Educational Services (5,824 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,381 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,182 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($116,136), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($109,872), and Manufacturing ($91,125).

Males in Massachusetts have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $81,902. The income inequality in Massachusetts (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

38.2k
2022 Value
± 1,747
1.41%
1 Year growth
± 6.28%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Waltham, MA grew at a rate of 1.41%, from 37.7k employees to 38.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Waltham, MA, are Management Occupations (4,867 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3,908 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,570 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Waltham, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

38.2k
2022 Value
± 1,747
1.41%
1 Year growth
± 6.28%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Waltham, MA grew at a rate of 1.41%, from 37.7k employees to 38.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Waltham, MA, are Educational Services (5,824 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,381 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,182 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Waltham, MA, though some of these residents may live in Waltham, 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

$72,229
Median earning men ± $4,228
$53,419
Median earning women ± $3,455

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($115,909), Information ($107,200), and Public Administration ($95,476).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($106,625), Manufacturing ($89,037), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($80,050).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.61%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.67M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 2.61% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Massachusetts over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

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

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Massachusetts have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Waltham, MA awarded 4,027 degrees. The student population of Waltham, MA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 5,439 male students and 5,307 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Waltham, MA are White (1,938 and 61.6%), followed by Asian (502 and 16%), Hispanic or Latino (273 and 8.68%), and Black or African American (204 and 6.48%).

The largest universities in Waltham, MA by number of degrees awarded are Brandeis University (165015) (2,187 and 54.3%) and Bentley University (164739) (1,840 and 45.7%).

The most popular majors in Waltham, MA are General Business Administration & Management (357 and 8.87%), General Finance (311 and 7.72%), and Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (174 and 4.32%).

The median tuition cost in Waltham, MA for private four year colleges is $59,112.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Waltham, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 48.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 10,746 (50.6% men and 49.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 10,746 students enrolled in Waltham, MA, 50.6% men and 49.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,045 records, of which 46.8% were women and 53.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 244 degrees awarded
  2. 170 degrees awarded
  3. 154 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Waltham, MA was General Finance with 244 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Waltham, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,187 degrees awarded
  2. 1,840 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brandeis University (165015) with 2,187 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,908 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Waltham, MA, which is 0.9 times less than the 2,119 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,938 degrees mean that there were 3.86 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 502 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($59,112) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($598) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,163) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.17% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.24% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.35M), High School or Equivalent (1.34M), and Graduate Degree (1.03M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Waltham, MA was $679,000 in 2022, which is 2.41 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $602,200 to $679,000, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Waltham, MA is 47.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Waltham, MA have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Waltham, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Waltham, MA is $113,443. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Waltham, MA was Census Tract 3681.02 with a value of $161,296, followed by Census Tract 3682 and Census Tract 3691, with respective values of $133,617 and $133,015.

Property

$679,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$19,037
$12,518
Median Property Taxes
±$876

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 Waltham, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

47.9%
Homeownership
2022
61.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 47.9% of the housing units in Waltham, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 49.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3681.02
  2. Census Tract 3682
  3. Census Tract 3691

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Waltham, MA was Census Tract 3681.02 with a value of $161,296, followed by Census Tract 3682 and Census Tract 3691, with respective values of $133,617 and $133,015.

The following map shows all of the places in Waltham, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$113,443
Median Household Income
± $4,818
26.1k
Number of Households
± 1,355

In 2022, the median household income of the 26.1k households in Waltham, MA grew to $113,443 from the previous year's value of $103,498.

The following chart displays the households in Waltham, 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

The closest comparable wage GINI for Waltham, MA is from Massachusetts.
0.48
2022 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.48
2021 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2022, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.047% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (57.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (18.7%)
  3. Carpooled (10.2%)

In 2022, 57.7% of workers in Waltham, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (18.7%) and those who carpooled to work (10.2%).

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Waltham, MA have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.982% of the workforce in Waltham, 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 Waltham, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Waltham, MA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.88% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Waltham, MA (5.18k out of 58.3k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Waltham, 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

97.7% of the population of Waltham, MA has health coverage, with 58.6% on employee plans, 12.8% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 0.373% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Middlesex County, MA see 782 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.39% decrease from the previous year (793 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 976 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 157 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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782 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Middlesex County, MA

Primary care physicians in Middlesex County, MA see an average of 782 patients per year. This represents a 1.39% decrease from the previous year (793 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 15.7% under 18 years, 35% between 18 and 34 years, 33.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.29%
Uninsured
58.6%
Employer Coverage
12.8%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
15.3%
Non-Group
0.373%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Waltham, MA declined by 27.6% from 3.17% to 2.29%.

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