Woburn, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Woburn, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Woburn had a population of 38,776 as of July 1, 2015. Woburn 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 Woburn is located at latitude 42.4888 and longitude -71.1544 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Woburn (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.31 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The City of Woburn (GNIS ID: 619411) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Woburn population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Woburn: Central Village, Woburn Centre, Woburn Highland, Wooborne.

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Woburn, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 38,776
Population in Households 38,447
Population in Familes 30,418
Population in Group Qrtrs 329
Population Density1 3,069
Diversity Index2 40
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 15,883
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 9,973
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 16,694 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,697 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,186 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 811 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $412,541
Average Home Value $439,755
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $74,661
Average Household Income $88,161
Per Capita Income $36,134
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.63%
Households 0.44% 0.67%
Families 0.28% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
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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Woburn, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Woburn to the other 244 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 37 85th
Population Density1 # 43 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 50 80th
Median Household Income # 98 60th
Per Capita Income # 112 55th

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