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Woburn, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Woburn is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Middlesex County at latitude 42.4888 and longitude -71.1544. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Woburn, but most people and references simply refer to it as Woburn, Massachusetts.

The P1 Census Class Code for Woburn indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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Woburn, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 38,399
Population in Households 38,070
Population in Familes 30,165
Population in Group Qrtrs 329
Population Density1 3,039
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 15,707
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 9,915
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,563 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,644 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,063 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 856 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $385,405
Average Home Value $416,365


Median Household Income $74,177
Average Household Income $88,805
Per Capita Income $36,349
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.17% 0.58%
Households 0.28% 0.61%
Families 0.21% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 89 64th
Per Capita Income # 105 57th

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