Framingham, MA Profile: Facts & Data


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Framingham, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Framingham had a population of 72,344 as of July 1, 2018. Framingham 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 Framingham is located at latitude 42.2793 and longitude -71.4162 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Framingham (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.04 sq. miles and a water area of 1.46 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 164 feet.

The City of Framingham (GNIS ID: 2791559) 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 "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The City of Framingham is located within Town of Framingham (historical), a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Framingham: South Framingham.

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Framingham, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 72,344
Population in Households 68,493
Population in Familes 53,441
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,851
Population Density2 2,889
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $80,577
Average Household Income $103,260
Per Capita Income $40,045


Total Housing Units 28,698 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,759 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,526 (43.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,413 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $401,241
Average Home Value $454,711


Total Households 27,285
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 17,206
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.7% 0.66%
Households 0.51% 0.57%
Families 0.48% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Framingham, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Framingham to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 14 95th
Population Density # 47 81st
Diversity Index # 17 93rd
Median Household Income # 106 57th
Per Capita Income # 125 50th

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