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Devens, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Devens Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Worcester County at latitude 42.5434 and longitude -71.614. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 266 feet.

The formal official name is the Devens Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Devens, Massachusetts.

The U5 Census Class Code for Devens indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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


Total Population 1,973
Population in Households 506
Population in Familes 386
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,467
Population Density1 292
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 134
Average Household Size 3.78
Family Households 88
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 154 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $265,000
Average Home Value $264,130


Median Household Income $84,215
Average Household Income $95,734
Per Capita Income $16,565
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.66% 0.17%
Households 0.35% 0.59%
Families -1.29% 0.45%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   3.06%
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.

Devens, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Devens 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 # 193 21st
Population Density1 # 238 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 29 89th
Median Household Income # 58 77th
Per Capita Income # 241 2nd

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