Norfolk County MA Information


Norfolk County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 683,546
Population in Households 665,138
Population in Familes 539,285
Population in Group Qrtrs 18,408
Population Density1 1,726
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 263,298
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 171,984
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 275,466 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182,818 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 80,480 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,168 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $407,045
Average Home Value $501,691


Median Household Income $87,276
Average Household Income $115,723
Per Capita Income $44,674
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.44% 0.59%
Households 0.49% 0.61%
Families 0.43% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   3.33%
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.


Norfolk County MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norfolk County to the other 14 counties and county equivalents 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 # 5 71st
Population Density1 # 3 86th
Diversity Index2 # 7 57th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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