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Upton, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Upton Census Designated Place had a population of 3,086 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Upton is located at latitude 42.1745 and longitude -71.6023 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the Upton Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 299 feet.

The Upton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378243) 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 Upton Census Designated Place is located within Town of Upton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worcester County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Upton: Upton Centre.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Upton, MA Housing Affordability Index is 114
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

Upton, MA Wealth Index is 143
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 3,086
Population in Households 3,086
Population in Families 2,549
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,249
Diversity Index1 17
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $100,832
Average Household Income $119,972
Per Capita Income $47,494
Wealth Index3 143

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 812 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 422 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $387,627
Housing Affordability Index2 114
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,233
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 822
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 0.26% 0.26%
Households 0.23% 0.26%
Families 0.23% 0.15%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   3.25%

Upton, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Upton 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 # 153 38th
Population Density # 138 44th
Diversity Index # 170 31st
Median Household Income # 58 77th
Per Capita Income # 84 66th

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