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Onset, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Onset Census Designated Place had a population of 1,667 as of July 1, 2019. Onset ranks in 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 Onset is located at latitude 41.7418 and longitude -70.6578 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the Onset Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Onset Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378196) 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 Onset Census Designated Place is located within Town of Wareham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plymouth County.


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Onset, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Onset, MA Housing Affordability Index is 66
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

Onset, MA Wealth Index is 107
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 1,667
Population in Households 1,667
Population in Familes 1,201
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,546
Diversity Index1 63
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,375
Average Household Income $86,329
Per Capita Income $39,306
Wealth Index3 107

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,303 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 421 (32.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 338 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 544 (41.7%)
Median Home Value $307,598
Housing Affordability Index2 66
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 759
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 409
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 0.63% 0.64%
Households 0.57% 0.55%
Families 0.52% 0.53%
Median Household Income   4.69%
Per Capita Income   5.3%

Onset, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Onset 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 # 204 17th
Population Density # 115 54th
Diversity Index # 25 90th
Median Household Income # 236 4th
Per Capita Income # 139 44th

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