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Devens, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Devens Census Designated Place had a population of 1,850 as of July 1, 2016. Devens ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Devens is located at latitude 42.5434 and longitude -71.614 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the Devens Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 266 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Devens Census Designated Place are located in Worcester County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Middlesex County.

The Devens Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629772) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Devens Census Designated Place is located within Town of Harvard, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worcester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Devens population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,850
Population in Households 493
Population in Familes 376
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,357
Population Density1 274
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 131
Average Household Size 3.76
Family Households 86
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 151 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $554,688
Average Home Value $574,432


Median Household Income $81,103
Average Household Income $87,281
Per Capita Income $24,028
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.04%
Households -0.12% 0.15%
Families -1.24% 0.23%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   0.33%
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.

Devens, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Devens to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 195 21st
Population Density1 # 240 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 32 87th
Median Household Income # 69 72nd
Per Capita Income # 229 7th

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