Framingham, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Framingham, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Framingham Census Designated Place had a population of 71,030 as of July 1, 2016. Framingham ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Framingham is located at latitude 42.3079 and longitude -71.4362 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Framingham Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.04 sq. miles and a water area of 1.46 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 164 feet.

The Framingham Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378022) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Framingham Census Designated Place is located within Town of Framingham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Framingham population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Framingham: South Framingham.

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Framingham, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 71,030
Population in Households 67,206
Population in Familes 52,025
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,824
Population Density1 2,837
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 27,006
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 16,996
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 28,506 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,598 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,408 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,500 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $377,188
Average Home Value $409,535


Median Household Income $73,804
Average Household Income $95,964
Per Capita Income $37,598
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.82%
Households 0.5% 0.78%
Families 0.44% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Framingham, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Framingham to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 14 95th
Population Density1 # 46 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 16 94th
Median Household Income # 102 59th
Per Capita Income # 119 52nd

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