Hanscom AFB CDP, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hanscom AFB CDP, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Hanscom Air Force Base Census Designated Place had a population of 1,782 as of July 1, 2016. Hanscom AFB CDP ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Hanscom AFB CDP is located at latitude 42.4581 and longitude -71.2793 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Hanscom Air Force Base Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Hanscom Air Force Base Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2727442) has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

The Hanscom Air Force Base Census Designated Place is located within Town of Lincoln, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

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

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Hanscom AFB CDP, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,782
Population in Households 1,769
Population in Familes 1,697
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 1,976
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 466
Average Household Size 3.8
Family Households 417
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 610 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 0
Renter Occupied HU 466 (76.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Median Household Income $77,109
Average Household Income $89,539
Per Capita Income $27,899
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 4.01% 2.81%
Households 4.03% 2.84%
Families 3.97% 2.81%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
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.

Hanscom AFB CDP, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hanscom AFB CDP 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 # 199 20th
Population Density1 # 84 66th
Diversity Index2 # 20 92nd
Median Household Income # 92 63rd
Per Capita Income # 198 20th

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