Framingham, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Framingham, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Framingham had a population of 72,343 as of July 1, 2017. 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 42.3079 and longitude -71.4362 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Framingham population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Framingham: South Framingham.

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Framingham, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 72,343
Daytime Population: Workers 58,310
Daytime Population: Residents 33,678
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 91,988
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 68,496
Population in Familes 52,981
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,847
Population Density2 2,889
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $76,112
Average Household Income $99,142
Per Capita Income $38,562


Total Housing Units 28,765 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,755 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,582 (43.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,428 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $386,857
Average Home Value $426,723


Total Households 27,337
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 17,203
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.79% 0.81%
Households 0.6% 0.77%
Families 0.55% 0.74%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

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, 2017 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 # 46 82nd
Diversity Index # 17 93rd
Median Household Income # 103 59th
Per Capita Income # 123 50th

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