Middlesex County MA Information

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Middlesex County Subdivisions

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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,566,182
Population in Households 1,509,863
Population in Familes 1,180,314
Population in Group Qrtrs 56,319
Population Density1 1,915
Diversity Index2 49
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 602,099
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 378,609
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 636,690 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 364,163 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 237,936 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 34,591 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $449,444
Average Home Value $507,218
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $86,249
Average Household Income $118,632
Per Capita Income $46,251
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.87%
Households 0.58% 0.84%
Families 0.51% 0.8%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.

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Middlesex County MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Middlesex County to the other 14 counties and county equivalents 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 # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 2 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 4 79th
Median Household Income # 2 93rd
Per Capita Income # 2 93rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.

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