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Devens, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Devens Census Designated Place had a population of 1,919 as of July 1, 2019. Devens ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Devens is located at latitude 42.5447 and longitude -71.6132 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the Devens Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 6.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 266 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Devens Census Designated Place are located in Worcester County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Middlesex County.

The Devens Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629772) 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 Devens Census Designated Place is located within Town of Harvard, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worcester County.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Devens, MA Housing Affordability Index is 126
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

Devens, MA Wealth Index is 81
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 1,919 (100%)
Population in Households 498 (26.0%)
Population in Families 380 (19.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,421 (74.0%)
Population Density 284
Diversity Index2 57
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $84,388
Average Household Income $89,081
Per Capita Income $24,320
Wealth Index4 81

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 151 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 87 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $358,333
Housing Affordability Index3 126
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 131
Average Household Size 3.8
Family Households 86
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 0.46% 0.01%
Households -0.08% 0.0%
Families -0.84% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   0.48%

Devens, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Devens 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 # 195 21st
Population Density # 240 3rd
Diversity Index # 32 87th
Median Household Income # 97 61st
Per Capita Income # 234 5th

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