Norfolk County MA Information


Norfolk County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 702,913
Daytime Population: Workers 356,200
Daytime Population: Residents 325,921
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 682,121
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 685,063
Population in Familes 555,068
Population in Group Qrtrs 17,850
Population Density2 1,775
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $94,103
Average Household Income $128,995
Per Capita Income $49,552


Total Housing Units 278,874 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 179,828 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 87,355 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,691 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $453,554
Average Home Value $544,877


Total Households 267,183
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 174,108
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 0.65% 0.61%
Households 0.49% 0.56%
Families 0.42% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.27%


Norfolk County MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norfolk County to the other 14 counties and county equivalents 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 # 5 71st
Population Density # 3 86th
Diversity Index # 7 57th
Median Household Income # 2 93rd
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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