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Braintree Town city, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Braintree Town had a population of 37,800 as of July 1, 2019. Braintree Town city ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Braintree Town city is located at latitude 42.2038 and longitude -71.0022 in Norfolk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Braintree Town encompass a land area of 13.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.81 sq. miles.

The City of Braintree Town (GNIS ID: 618316) 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 "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Braintree Town city: Blue Hill Lands, Merry Mount, Monatiquot, Mount Dagan, Mount Wollaston, Town of Braintree, Town of Mount Wollaston.

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Braintree Town city, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Braintree Town city, MA Housing Affordability Index is 99
State of Massachusetts Housing Affordability Index is 87
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Braintree Town city, MA Wealth Index is 160
State of Massachusetts Wealth Index is 139
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 37,800
Population in Households 37,261
Population in Families 30,950
Population in Group Qrtrs 539
Population Density 2,747
Diversity Index1 38
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $100,764
Average Household Income $120,021
Per Capita Income $45,680
Wealth Index3 160

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 14,973 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,507 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,871 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 595 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $489,064
Housing Affordability Index2 99
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 14,378
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 9,617
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.61% 0.53%
Households 0.5% 0.44%
Families 0.46% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

Braintree Town city, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Braintree Town city to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 40 84th
Population Density # 52 79th
Diversity Index # 67 73rd
Median Household Income # 59 76th
Per Capita Income # 97 61st

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